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Lawsuits Say Unique Apple iPhone and iPad IDs Let Advertisers Profile & Track Users Via Apps

Updated: By giving each iPhone and iPad a so-called Unique Device Identifier or UDID, Apple Inc. has made it possible for advertisers secretly to track which applications individuals download and…

Creative Legal Minds May Be Able to Protect a Cocktail, IP Law Profs Say

You can’t copyright a drink recipe. But some aspects of a creative cocktail might be protected under other legal theories, according to two law professors writing a guest column in…

Legal or Not, ‘Scrapers’ Compile Data on What People Say Online

For years, court records and real estate transactions have been fair game for those who collect and compile data for others.

But today much, much more is available online. And…

Can Carrier Block Texts Based on Content? T-Mobile Tells Federal Court the Answer Is Yes

In what the Threat Level blog of Wired describes as the first federal case addressing whether wireless providers are permitted to block text messages based on their…

Federal Appeals Court Stays District Judge’s Ban on Stem Cell Research

In a three-paragraph order today, a federal appeals court has temporarily lifted a district judge’s preliminary ban on government funding of some research on stem cells from human embryos.

By…

Gap Between Sci-Fi and Reality May Be Narrowing in Justice System

Is the Tom Cruise hit Minority Report the future of justice? It’s closer to reality than you might think, according to a panel that spoke Friday at the ABA’s 2010…

FCC’s Closed-Door Confab with Industry Reps re Net Neutrality Rules Worries Observers

Left-out consumer advocates are complaining that the Federal Communications Commission has been conducting closed-door meetings since June with industry giants about proposed net neutrality rules.

Following word that the FCC…

Beyond Big Brother: Some Web Hosts Are Watching Your Every Keystroke

There’s a cost to that free content you probably enjoy on the Internet—a loss of privacy.

Web hosts are watching what you read, what you say, what you buy and…

The Price of Oil

Lawyers see both promise and problems in the $20 billion Gulf Coast compensation fund

2 Name Partners at ‘Robot Robot & Hwang’ are Legal Machines

As litigation-mill law firms make news over their controversial high-volume filings in mortgage-foreclosure and debt-collection cases, some satirical observers are wondering whether a group led by robots couldn’t perform legal…

No Marriage for Us, Say Olswang and Cooley Firms; We’ll Just Be Close Friends

An international wedding of two well-known law firms isn’t a match made in heaven.

But Cooley and Olswang plan to be close friends in a nonexclusive relationship, Jun 24, 2010 9:01 PM CDT

Google Scores Summary Judgment Victory in Landmark $1B YouTube Copyright Case

Google is off the hook, at least for now, in a $1 billion copyright infringement case brought by Viacom over unauthorized uploads by YouTube users of copyrighted material from television…

Frontier Says Google Voice Infringes on Telephone Patent

In a lawsuit filed today in federal court in Delaware, Frontier Communications Corp. contends that the Google Voice feature infringes on a new patent for telephone services.

Its suit against…

FBI Probes Exposure of Power Users’ iPad ID Info

A federal investigation is under way concerning an Internet security breach that reportedly exposed the e-mail addresses of some 114,000 Apple iPad users.

They apparently included a number of very…

Chinese Law Firm Opens Silicon Valley Office With 2 Perkins Coie Partners

A leading Chinese law firm has opened a Silicon Valley office staffed by the former managing partners of the Perkins Coie law offices in Beijing and Shanghai.

In addition to…

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