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Weekly Links: May 15-21, 2011

Last week more stories hit the wire on another proposed legislation on digital privacy and security — which seems like the “hot button” issue of the year for legislators, so far.  Also some interesting news last week from the company who has been accused of being a patent troll for warning iOS developers that they need licenses for “in-app purchasing.”  Here are links to the stories that have been on our radar over the last seven days.  Feel free to add more that we might have missed in the comments.

Lodsys says Apple (and others) have already obtained licenses for in-app purchasing, suggests developers should also.  [via the Lodsys blog]

Proposed California bill might give parents access to their children’s Facebook pages. [via TechCrunch]

Proposed federal bill (S.978) seeks to penalize illicit television streaming as a felony offense. [via Ars Technica]

Chris Soghoian explains mismatch between DropBox’s crypto marketing and deduplication practices.  Also files a consumer compliant with the FTC. [via Slight Paranoia (Soghoian's blog)] [FTC complaint (via Scrib'd)]

Winklevosses appealing decision regarding their settlement award to the Supreme Court. [via CNET]

Verizon sues the FCC, for changing “roaming data fees” rules. [via Ars Technica]

The EFF *actually* likes a proposed e-privacy bill for once(!). [via EFF Deeplinks]

Remember Terry Childs? The “rogue” sysadmin in San Fran? A judge has ordered Childs to pay $15M in restitution. [via Slashdot]

17-year-old Creator of OMGfacts twitter stream files lawsuit over trademark and contract issues. [via Technology and Marketing Law Blog]

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