Germany’s Highest Court Approves Music Sampling

Jun 6, 2016 By: Jeff Matsuura

In a recent decision, Germany’s highest court, the Federal Constitutional Court, approved music sampling, the practice of integrating clips of different recordings into a recorded musical work.

E-Commerce Subscription Pricing Model Leads to Consumer Complaints

May 31, 2016 By: Jeff Matsuura

A wide range of e-commerce websites offer substantial price discounts to consumers, but those lower prices come at a cost.

Facebook Sued for Breach of Illinois Privacy Law

May 23, 2016 By: Jeff Matsuura

Facebook is currently defending itself in a privacy lawsuit alleging violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).

Twitter Resists Government Data Mining

May 16, 2016 By: Jeff Matsuura

Twitter recently took steps to make it more difficult for governments to acquire social media content associated with Twitter users.

FCC Considers Competition for TV Set-Top Boxes

May 9, 2016 By: Craig Blakeley

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering adopting rules which would make it feasible for multiple manufacturers to build and sell to consumers set-top boxes for televisions.

School Surveillance of Student Social Media Raises Privacy Concerns

May 2, 2016 By: Jeff Matsuura

The Orlando, Florida public school system recently joined a growing number of schools around the country monitoring social media posts of students. The surveillance was launched in an effort to protect students.

EU Significantly Expands Data Protection Laws

Apr 25, 2016 By: Jeff Matsuura

The European Parliament recently expanded the scope of European data protection significantly.

Google gets $85 million ‘push notification’ infringement verdict tossed

Apr 21, 2016 By: Patrick Hughes

The top patent appeals court has vacated an $85M infringement award against Google based on technology used in more than 190 million Android mobile devices.

FAA Interprets Federal Law to Protect Drones

Apr 18, 2016 By: Jeff Matsuura

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has reportedly interpreted existing federal law to protect unmanned aerial vehicles from attacks.

Senator Franken Opens a New Front in the Battle over Privacy

Apr 11, 2016 By: Jeff Matsuura

Senator Al Franken has challenged virtual reality (VR) equipment developer, Oculus, to clarify and expand its privacy policies and practices.

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