Category Archives: Internet Governance

Links for Week of August 12, 2022

Internet Governance https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2022/08/fcc-rejects-starlinks-886-million-grant-says-spacex-proposal-too-risky/#p3 Social Media https://blog.ericgoldman.org/archives/2022/08/who-owns-a-disputed-social-media-account-jlm-v-gutman.htm Stored Communications Act https://evan.law/2022/08/08/can-a-company-snoop-on-its-employees-personal-email-account/ Antitrust https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2022/08/big-tech-just-got-one-step-closer-to-squashing-key-us-antitrust-bill/ Copyright https://gizmodo.com/cory-doctorow-copyright-laws-tech-antitrust-1849376858 Privacy https://iapp.org/news/a/ftc-commences-privacy-rulemaking-initiative/ Continue Reading

Links for August 5, 2022

Here are the links of interest for the week of August 5, 2022: General https://www.theverge.com/23220147/work-from-home-lessons-wfh Internet https://decrypt.co/106590/multiple-wallets-including-sol-and-usdc-drained-in-unfolding-attack https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2022/08/starlink-still-trying-to-get-886m-in-fcc-funds-awarded-by-ajit-pai-in-2020/#p3 Copyright https://www.reuters.com/legal/litigation/music-labels-settle-copyright-dispute-with-bright-house-eve-trial-2022-08-02/ https://mashable.com/article/copyright-usage-protections Continue Reading

Links for week of July 29, 2022

Here are the links of interest for this week, broken down by general topic: Internet https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2022/07/russia-is-quietly-ramping-up-its-internet-censorship-machine/ Security https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2022/07/apples-lockdown-mode-2.html Trademark & Copyright https://scoutingwire.org/girl-scouts-of-the-united-states-of-america-gsusa-and-boy-scouts-of-america-bsa-have-entered-into-an-agreement-to-end-trademark-infringement-litigation/ https://circleid.com/posts/20220726-calculating-the-return-on-investment-of-online-brand-protection-projects https://blog.ericgoldman.org/archives/2022/07/the-ninth-circuit-reaffirms-the-discovery-rule-for-the-copyright-acts-statute-of-limitations-starz-v-mgm-guest-blog-post.htm https://blogs.loc.gov/copyright/2022/07/the-copyright-claims-board-is-here-find-out-if-its-right-for-you/ Continue Reading

Article defending the FCC’s position on Network Neutrality

Here’s a link to a CircleID post defending the FCC’s actions towards repealing Network Neutrality, by Anthony Rutkowski: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20171121_the_fcc_is_taking_the_right_step/ The article is worth reading, and points out the way Network Neutrality was put into place was an act of folly: Nonetheless, the unfortunate attempt to assert Title II jurisdiction over “any person engaged in the… Continue Reading

Google to remove “Revenge Porn” from Search Results

I’m glad to see that Google is removing “Revenge Porn” from its search results. It won’t remove the images from the websites themselves, of course, but it should help to remove some of the angst that victims of this crime suffer. One of my most common calls and inquiries come from people trying to find… Continue Reading

The New Frontier Begins

And so it begins… ICANN is delegating its first new domains under its expansion of the gTLD system. Admittedly, these domains are in foreign languages, but that does not diminish the changing nature of these domains upon the landscape. The four strings delegated are: – شبكة (xn--ngbc5azd) – Arabic for “web/network” Registry: International Domain Registry… Continue Reading

Trademark Clearinghouse, ReDigi, and More First Sale Doctrine Issues

Here’s a link to my post on the firm’s blog about the new Trademark Clearinghouse that is coming online for use with the new top level domains: http://blog.davismcgrath.com/2013/04/05/using-the-trademark-clearinghouse-for-the-new-gtlds/ I’ve been meaning to write my own post regarding the ReDigi case, but in the meantime here are links to two good ones by Venkat Balasubramani and… Continue Reading

Slides from CBA Presentation on COPPA

Here are my slides from today’s presentation to the Chicago Bar Association’s Cyberlaw and Data Privacy Committee on the amendments effective July 1, 2013 to the FTC’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. Slides – Thompson – COPPA Update [PDF] The FTC’s Final Rule can be found here- FTC Final Amended COPPA Rule [PDF] For more… Continue Reading