Bose Sued for Privacy Violations

We’ve posted many times about privacy issues (click here). But there’s a new lawsuit against Bose that could reshape the legal landscape for a number of companies. The video below is a good synopsis of the Bose matter. Two questions for you: (1) Do you think Bose will modify its policies and negotiate a settlement […]

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Waymo Vs. Uber: Self-Driving Car Intellectual Property Rights

Waymo (part of Alphabet — the parent of Google) and Uber are now engaged in an intense legal battle about intellectual property rights regarding self-driving technology. This battle was enjoined when Uber hired away a leading technologist from Waymo. As reported by Knowledge@Wharton: “A federal judge’s orders last week in a lawsuit by Google’s parent […]

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Who Owns Athletes’ Likenesses? The Athletes Or the NCAA?

There is a major lawsuit in process regarding the NCAA’s use of college athletes and former athletes in a commercial manner — without compensating the athletes. Click the image to read a recent ESPN article on this.   As a result of the controversy, the NCAA has decided to not renew its contract with EA […]

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Detente Reached: Google and Publishers

After many years of battles, it appears that Google and book publishers have reached a major agreement with regard to Google’s digitizing books. As reported by Claire Cain Miller for the New York Times: “After seven years of litigation, Google and book publishers said on Thursday that they had reached a settlement to allow publishers […]

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Google Pays Big Fine Over Privacy

Large online firms continue to face legal penalties over the way they treat peoples’ right to privacy. Today, Google agreed to a settlement with the FTC. As reported by Claire Cain Miller for the New York Times: “The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday fined Google $22.5 million to settle charges that it bypassed privacy settings […]

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Google, Facebook to Stand Trial in India

 Click the image for the full Wall Street Journal story As Amol Sharama reports: “Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. are set to begin trial here Tuesday to face charges that they didn’t censor objectionable content from their sites, putting on stark display the legal risks for Internet companies chasing growth in India.”

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Post SOPA, What Is the Next Frontier for Internet Copyright Protection?

  from Knowledge@Wharton Click the image for the full story The overriding question is how to regulate the Internet enough to protect intellectual property, while not violating individual freedoms and curbing innovation or job creation.

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