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Episode Eleventy-One: An Unexpected Party

Jammie Thomas gets another (partial) win, and we discuss phone hacking.

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Jammie Thomas, Again

Judge calls $1.5M file-sharing judgment “appalling,” slashes to $54,000
The Opinion

Phone Hacking

Voicemail hacking and the ‘phone hacking’ scandal – how it worked, questions to be asked and improvements to be made

Comments Off Posted in: Podcast on July 25, 2011

Episode 110: Human Services Federation

We get into some monkey business, review Righthaven rulings, and dissect a patent.

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Monkey Business

Monkeys Don’t Do Fair Use; News Agency Tells Techdirt To Remove Photos
Monkey Business: Can A Monkey License Its Copyrights To A News Agency?

Righthaven Ordered to Pay Up

Righthaven Ordered to Pay $5,000 in Sanctions for Its Misrepresentations to Court
Interview With Righthaven CEO

New Patent Threats Against Apple, Twitter, iOS Devs

The Patent Application
Kootol sends notices to many companies regarding Twitter/Facebook-style feeds
Kootol patent infringement notices targets Twitter-client develope

Comments Off Posted in: Podcast on July 18, 2011

Episode 109: It’s not exactly generic

ISPs sign agreement with content owners, Apple loses first round of App Store fight

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ISPs agree to police their subscribers use of copyrighted content (sort of)

Ars Technica Coverage

The Official Agreement (PDF)

Apple loses motion for preliminary injunction over “App Store” mark

The Opinion (via Scrib’d)

Eric Goldman’s thoughts

 

Comments Off Posted in: Podcast on July 12, 2011

Episode 108: A Dropbox Holiday

Violent Video Games, Dropbox TOS Change, and The FTC Investigates Twitter

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Brown v. EMA

The Opinion
SCOTUS Blog

Dropbox Changes TOS

Changes to Our Policy (DropBox)
Dropbox Terms (Agile Blog)
Dropbox Class Action

FTC Investigates Twitter

FTC investigating Twitter?

Comments Off Posted in: Podcast on July 4, 2011

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