It’s great to be back! In this episode, we return with a new co-host, Andy Sellars, who will be joining us on future episodes. The three of us discuss (1) the Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA), civil forfeiture law, similar legislative developments, and (2) the systematic international dismantling of Megaupload and it’s top executives.
The Stop Online Privacy Act
- Bill Text [via Library of Congress]
- Nate Anderson, “SOPA, Internet regulation, and the economics of piracy” [via Ars Technica]
- Indictment [via Scrib’d]
- Criminal activities under the Copyright Act, 17 USC § 507
- Nate Anderson, “Why the feds smashed Megaupload” [via Ars Technica]
- David Kravets, “Feds Sieze 307-sports-Related Domains Ahead of Super Sunday” [via Wired]
- Jonathan Coulton’s tweet re SOPA
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You’ve probably noticed that earlier this fall we took an abrupt hiatus that coincided with some changes on our website. Unfortunately, one of our co-bloggers accepted a new position at a firm which, as a condition to his acceptance, politely asked him to remove public commentary on legal issues. This isn’t an uncommon request for law firms or employers to make, as it’s important for lawyers to observe the rules of professional conduct and for law firms to maintain strong relationships with their clients. Together we decided it best to comply with the request, rethink the basic structure of our site, and bid our co-founder good luck on his next adventure. For the last two and a half years this site has been (and continues to be) a hobby that stands apart from our professional careers — it was an easy, but sad, decision to make.
This event also coincided with a sudden uptick of work in my own professional life, including the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) launch in October and a myriad of other interesting research projects (some of which I hope to share in the coming months). The workload made it difficult to think about, let alone attempt, a format transition on the blog or podcast; and so, the site has been fairly dormant for the last several months.
There is, however, some good news to share. Since going on hiatus I’ve received a number of emails from friends and colleagues, including a handful of fellows from the Berkman Center, who want to see and participate on some new episodes of the podcast. While there are still a number of details to hammer out, like scope and frequency among other things, I’m hopeful that we’ll bring back the show in some form in early 2012, shortly after the holidays.
Thanks for tuning in!
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Jurisdiction in the Age of the Internet, and Detaining Photographers
Jurisdiction in the Age of the Internet
The 9th Circuit Tackles a Pair of Internet Jurisdiction Cases
Police Say They Can Detain Photographers If Their Photographs Have ‘No Apparent Esthetic Value’
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Google Patent Hullabaloo, Apple sued for including image in ad, Zediva gets enjoined.
Google Patent Hullabaloo
Apple Sued for Using Image in Ad
Zediva Gets Enjoined
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Hotfile May Go After the WB, Affinity Labs Sues Apple, and Myriad Wins in the Federal Circuit
Hotfile May Go After WB
Affinity Lab Sues Apple
Myriad Wins in Federal Circuit
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Jammie Thomas gets another (partial) win, and we discuss phone hacking.
Jammie Thomas, Again
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We get into some monkey business, review Righthaven rulings, and dissect a patent.
Righthaven Ordered to Pay Up
New Patent Threats Against Apple, Twitter, iOS Devs
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ISPs sign agreement with content owners, Apple loses first round of App Store fight
ISPs agree to police their subscribers use of copyrighted content (sort of)
The Official Agreement (PDF)
Apple loses motion for preliminary injunction over “App Store” mark
The Opinion (via Scrib’d)
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Violent Video Games, Dropbox TOS Change, and The FTC Investigates Twitter
Brown v. EMA
Dropbox Changes TOS
FTC Investigates Twitter
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Wall Street Loses on the Hot News Doctrine, Peanutweeter Gets Shut Down, and the FBI Causes some Collateral Damage
Wall Street Loses on the Hot News Doctrine
Peanutweeter Gets Shut Down
FBI Causes some Collateral Damage
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