Just wanted to post a few places where you can go to get information on the #SOPABLACKOUT:.

Related Post: Back in 2001, I talked about why the DMCA was unconstitutional

Capitol Records v. MP3Tunes


Definitely the most important case to come out in a while and may impact Google Music Beta and Amazon Cloud Service.

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Spotify Patent Infringement Lawsuit

I imagine this may have seemed innovative in 1995 to the patent examiner at the time seeing as the internet was brand new and music was still on CDs but do we want to really reward the genericness of this patent and stifle innovation?

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Facebook Trolling | Identity Theft

Whoever just requested to reset my facebook password 6 times within a few minutes might not be aware of the most recent ruling from a California judge that “logging into someone else’s Facebook account” may constitute identity theft and result in prosecution. From the article on Ars Technica’s Law & Disorder blog:

The juvenile was prosecuted under a California statute (section 530.55) which applies to anyone who:
wilfully obtains personal identifying information [of the victim and] uses that information for any unlawful purpose, including to obtain, or attempt to obtain, credit, goods, services, real property, or medication information.

They might also not realize that I haven’t really used Facebook in the past year.