If you share it on networking websites, does it become public or can access be limited?

It’s a battle over privacy rights that has constitutional law implications.  At the heart of it if a simple question with an incredibly complex answer:  If you share it on social networking websites, does it become public or can access by limited? Right now, the case features two companies going to court:  LinkedIn and hiQ.  … Continue reading If you share it on networking websites, does it become public or can access be limited?

Canada’s Supreme Court rules Google must block some search content worldwide

Can one country really tell Google what it can and can't show in its search results for the rest of the world?  Read on. Canada’s Supreme Court made a startling ruling that has broad-reaching impact around the world.  In a 7-2 ruling, the court decided to grant an injunction preventing Google from showing certain search … Continue reading Canada’s Supreme Court rules Google must block some search content worldwide

Should Google & Facebook be regulated, pay license fees for news content?

The British government has officially opened an inquiry into “fake news.”  Damian Collins MP, Chair of the Committee investigating, summed it up: “The growing phenomenon of fake news is a threat to democracy and undermines confidence in the media in general.” Now British publishers have responded.  The newspaper group News Media Alliance is advocating regulation of … Continue reading Should Google & Facebook be regulated, pay license fees for news content?

Cable company hit with $25 million penalty, $8 million legal bill for not cracking down on music piracy

Known fact:  people pirate music online.  It’s hard to track down each offender, and even taking individuals to task, it’s like the little boy sticking his finger in the dam only to have another leak pop up.  Music publishers have tried to put the burden on internet service providers (ISP’s) to crack down on pirates. … Continue reading Cable company hit with $25 million penalty, $8 million legal bill for not cracking down on music piracy

Majority of millennials say they don’t think pirating video is illegal

There's more evidence that this Millennial generation is really different than Boomers. Taking a look at two studies, one done by YouGuv commissioned by Irdeto and the other by Anatomy Media,  shows than more than half of millennials watch content illegally. The survey also asked  if they felt any guilt or remorse for watching pirated video.  … Continue reading Majority of millennials say they don’t think pirating video is illegal

Can one country tell the world what it can and can’t see online?

That’s what’s being examined by Canada’s Supreme Court as it looks at a court decision that ordered the censorship of content on Google even outside the country’s borders. Google appealed, as you can expect, and the SupCo is hearing the case now. It stems from a Canadian company (Equustek) that found what it deemed an … Continue reading Can one country tell the world what it can and can’t see online?

A symbol of the Civil Rights Movement, group charges copyright fees to use “We Shall Overcome”

Should the song be Public Domain? The same law firm that succeeded in getting “Happy Birthday” into the public domain is now trying to get “We Shall Overcome” released from copyright.  This week, a federal court ruled to let the case move forward. The song became a galvanizing force in the civil rights movement during the … Continue reading A symbol of the Civil Rights Movement, group charges copyright fees to use “We Shall Overcome”