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2020-06-06 - No, California Law Review, Food Plating Does Not Deserve Copyright Protection

Sat, 06/06/2020 - 18:10
Of all the mediums where intellectual property makes the least amount of sense, actual food and drink must certainly be among the most absurd. Not the trade dress of food packaging, mind you. I'm talking about the actual food and drink products themselves, be they craft beer or a plate of food... Economic Legal

2020-06-05 - #NoRightsMatter: US Postal Service, Law Enforcement Team Up To Seize 'Black Lives Matter' Facemasks

Sat, 06/06/2020 - 18:10
In this time of coronavirus and social unrest, you'd think the government -- at all levels -- would engage in a little more care not to make either problem worse. Of course they haven't. Cops are arresting journalists and tear-gassing peaceful protesters as the President himself calls for... Human Rights Legal Security

2020-06-05 - Google ‘Promotes’ Pirate Book Sales, Authors Guild Says

Sat, 06/06/2020 - 18:10
The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property is actively looking for options through which the US can better address online piracy. Earlier this year, it held a hearing to see what could be learned from copyright policies in other countries. This week a new meeting was put on the... Economic Legal

2020-06-05 - EDPB Releases Statement on Restrictions on Data Subject Rights in Connection with the State of Emergency in Member States

Sat, 06/06/2020 - 18:10
On June 2, 2020, the European Data Protection Board (the “EDPB”) announced that it had released a statement on restrictions on data subject rights in connection with the state of emergency in EU Member States amid the COVID-19 pandemic (the “Statement”). Under certain circumstances, Article 23 of... Security

2020-06-05 - ‘Senior 2 Senior’ Program of Pennsylvania Co-op Helps Older Americans Adopt Broadband, Adapt to Coronavirus

Sat, 06/06/2020 - 18:10
June 5, 2020 — Tri-Co Connections, a subsidiary of Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative, has taken the rural digital divide in Pennsylvania into its own hands through not only fiber broadband buildout but community collaboration and a hands-on class for senior citizens. According to Bill Gerski,... Development Legal Sociocultural

2020-06-05 - 4 Free Sites You Can Use To Create Your Perfect Website

Fri, 05/06/2020 - 18:09
A great way to advertise yourself or your business, especially nowadays, is with a website. A personal website shows potential employers or clients that you are technically informed and ICT-conscious. Personal websites can be great outlets for your creativity, a fantastic way to get your message... Infrastructure and Standardisation Economic

2020-06-05 - Twitter Suspends Account that Posts Exact Copies of Trump’s Tweets

Fri, 05/06/2020 - 18:09
In an attempt to prove that social media giant Twitter is more than lenient when it comes to its A-list users, an account under the name ‘@SuspendThePress’ copied and posted US President Donald Trump’s tweets. This account will tweet what the President tweets. Let’s see if it gets suspended for... Legal

2020-06-05 - Slack and Amazon Join Forces to Take On Microsoft Teams

Fri, 05/06/2020 - 18:09
Slack is partnering with Amazon in a multi-year agreement that means all Amazon employees will start to use video-conferencing and business communication platform Slack. This deal comes on the heels of Slack facing increasing competition from Microsoft’s Teams platform. The deal will also see Slack... Sociocultural

2020-06-05 - Twitter Clarifies Policies on Misinformation After Labelling Trump’s Tweets

Fri, 05/06/2020 - 18:09
Twitter has taken to social media to set the record straight regarding the platform’s new policies on misinformation. In a series of Tweets, Twitter says that it’s is not focused on flagging or labelling every piece of misinformation as it’s rather tackling the content with “the highest potential... Legal

2020-06-05 - Torrent Site BTDB.io Has Domain Suspended By Registry Without Warning

Fri, 05/06/2020 - 18:09
In terms of sheer traffic, BitTorrent Database (BTDB) doesn’t rub shoulders with The Pirate Bay and RARBG but with seven million visitors per month, it’s certainly no slouch. The site began by allowing people to search BitTorrent’s Distributed Hash Table (DHT) but has more recently allowed users to... Economic

2020-06-05 - Engineering students in Philippines take lead educating next generation of IPv6 deployers

Fri, 05/06/2020 - 18:09
Guest Post: Engineering students in the Philippines are hosting a series of online tutorials, the first on IPv6. Infrastructure and Standardisation

2020-06-05 - Senators Criticize AT&T for Apparently Favoring HBO Max by Not Counting Streaming Against Data Caps

Fri, 05/06/2020 - 18:09
June 4, 2020 — Sens. Ed Markey, D-Mass., Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., penned a letter to AT%26T CEO Randall Stephenson, rebuking him for not counting HBO Max usage against users’ monthly data caps. AT%26T owns HBO, a relationship the senators claimed violates the company’s... Infrastructure and Standardisation Legal

2020-06-04 - Amazon warehouse workers sue over safety concerns as several contract COVID-19

Fri, 05/06/2020 - 18:09
One employee went on to infect her cousin, who later died Amazon.com employees have sued the e-commerce giant for failing to protect them against the coronavirus, after they contracted COVID-19 and infected their relatives or partners.… Economic

2020-06-04 - Guinness World Records People Accidentally Claiming Copyright On Tons Of 'Super Mario Bros.' Speedruns

Fri, 05/06/2020 - 18:09
Even a cursory review of just the headlines on our posts about YouTube's ContentID will demonstrate a theme. That theme mostly centers around how the automagic copyright detection system that YouTube put in place is mostly useful for creating collateral damage on non-infringing material, often... Economic

2020-06-04 - Hollywood Studios & Netflix Target ‘Movies Time’ Piracy App

Thu, 04/06/2020 - 18:09
Ever since the rise of Popcorn Time more than six years ago, developers have been coming up with similar-looking clones to try and grab a slice of the market. Given the massive reach of Android, which can be found running on phones, tablets and set-top devices, this operating system is the weapon... Economic Legal

2020-06-04 - Now is the Time to Set up for Future of Best Practices – Dr. Ibrahim Abduba

Thu, 04/06/2020 - 18:09
Within an enterprise, a wholesale culture shift is needed for digitalisation to take hold and get used to its full efficiency-boosting potential It has been said over and over by a multitude of business systems experts. One of the greatest barriers to digital transformation is not technological. It... Legal Sociocultural

2020-06-04 - Policymakers and business leaders to review the future of e-commerce in Africa amidst COVID-19 challenges

Thu, 04/06/2020 - 18:09
4 June 2020, Addis Ababa (ECA) - The International Trade Centre (ITC) in partnership with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) today will hold its first ecomConnect Day on the future of e-commerce. The online event, which is also livestreamed on YouTube - https://youtu.be/... Economic

2020-06-04 - Lenny Dykstra Deemed 'Libel-Proof' In Defamation Suit Loss To Ron Darling And Publisher

Thu, 04/06/2020 - 18:09
Defamation lawsuits often fail because of the high bar plaintiffs need to meet to prove defamation -- especially of a public figure. But, while there are lots of ways to lose a defamation lawsuit as a plaintiff, my favorite must certainly be the concept of a libel-proof plaintiff. This would be the... Legal

2020-06-04 - Privacy in the Age of COVID-19

Thu, 04/06/2020 - 18:09
The Washington Post reports that a recent poll conducted shows that 3 out of 5 Americans are unable or unwilling to use an infection-alerting app developed by Google and Apple. About 1 in 6 adults can't use the app because they don't own a smartphone — with the lowest ownership levels for... Legal Security

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