Slashdot Items Tagged "legal"

Date / Time Story
Monday December 21, 2015 @02:30PM Apple to Pay Ericsson Patent Royalties on iPhones and iPads
Wednesday December 16, 2015 @01:20PM EU Rules Would Ban Kids Under 16 From Social Media
Tuesday December 15, 2015 @09:21PM Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster Now Can Perform Marriages In New Zealand
Wednesday December 09, 2015 @05:32PM How the Thirty Meter Telescope Ruling Will Impact Future Astronomy Projects
Tuesday December 01, 2015 @08:43AM Revealed: What Info The FBI Can Collect With A National Security Letter
Sunday November 29, 2015 @01:34PM Swedish Court Says ISPs Can't Be Forced To Block Pirate Bay
Friday November 27, 2015 @04:04PM Swedish Court: ISPs Can't Be Forced To Ban the Pirate Bay
Wednesday November 25, 2015 @10:19AM On iFixit and the Right To Repair
Saturday November 21, 2015 @05:29PM Sued Freelancer Allegedly Turns Over Contractee Source Code In Settlement
Friday November 20, 2015 @03:39PM Judge: Stingrays Are 'Simply Too Powerful' Without Adequate Oversight
Thursday November 19, 2015 @10:59AM New Anti-Piracy Law In Australia Already Being Abused
Monday November 16, 2015 @10:23AM ISP To Court: BitTorrent Usage Doesn't Equal Piracy
Sunday November 15, 2015 @06:55PM FCC Clarifies: It's Legal To Hack Your Router
Monday November 09, 2015 @06:00PM US Judge Rules Against NSA In Phone Spying Case
Thursday November 05, 2015 @10:53AM BBC Lets Viewers Buy Shows and Episodes Permanently, But No 'Extras'
Tuesday October 27, 2015 @07:41PM DRM Circumvention Now Lawful For More Devices
Tuesday October 27, 2015 @07:38PM EU Passes Net Neutrality Rules, Fails To Close Loopholes
Tuesday October 27, 2015 @01:43AM Is Buying Cuban Software Legal In the US? The Answer is Hazy
Tuesday October 20, 2015 @07:36PM Apple tells U.S. judge 'impossible' to unlock new iPhones
Saturday October 03, 2015 @02:58PM A Broke Fan Owes $5,400 For Pokemon-Themed Party Posters
Thursday October 01, 2015 @09:47PM East Texas Judge Throws Out 168 Patent Cases
Thursday September 24, 2015 @05:52PM Phone Passwords Protected By 5th Amendment, Says Federal Court
Tuesday September 15, 2015 @10:18PM Federal Court Invalidates 11-Year-old FBI Gag Order On NSL Recipient
Thursday September 10, 2015 @12:44PM California Overturns Uber's Appeal: Its Drivers Are Employees, Not Contractors
Tuesday September 08, 2015 @08:21PM Apple To FBI: Encryption Rules Out Handing Over iMessage Data In Real Time
Tuesday September 08, 2015 @08:19PM Why Patent Law Shouldn't Block the Sale of Used Tech Products
Thursday August 27, 2015 @01:01PM Kansas Secretary of State Blocks Release of Voting Machine Tapes
Saturday August 08, 2015 @03:42PM FBI: Retweeting a Terrorist's Tweet Could Land You In Trouble
Wednesday July 29, 2015 @06:39PM Kentucky Man Arrested After Shooting Down Drone
Tuesday July 28, 2015 @02:19PM Newegg Beats Patent Troll Over SSL and RC4 Encryption
Thursday July 23, 2015 @06:55PM US Court: 'Pocket-Dialed' Calls Are Not Private
Thursday July 23, 2015 @06:53PM Uber Faces $410 Million Canadian Class Action Suit
Tuesday July 21, 2015 @05:29PM FBI Caught Breaking the Law When Hacking Computers
Saturday July 11, 2015 @12:55PM Ask Slashdot: How Should Devs Deal With Trademark Trolls?
Saturday July 11, 2015 @12:46PM Ask Slashdot: Are other developers dealing with trademark trolls?
Friday July 10, 2015 @03:27PM Vancouver Area Teen Sentenced To 16 Months For Swatting
Tuesday July 07, 2015 @05:14PM Lizard Squad Teen Convicted of 50,700 Hacking Charges
Thursday July 02, 2015 @07:46PM Can New Chicago Taxes On Netflix, Apple, Spotify Withstand Legal Challenges?
Monday June 29, 2015 @04:33PM When a Company Gets Sold, Your Data May Be Sold, Too
Monday June 29, 2015 @04:33PM SCOTUS Denies Google's Request To Appeal Oracle API Case
Monday June 29, 2015 @04:32PM Avira Wins Case Upholding Its Right To Block Adware
Thursday June 25, 2015 @02:22PM Supreme Court Upholds Key Obamacare Subsidies
Wednesday June 17, 2015 @05:32PM FCC To Fine AT&T $100M For Throttling Unlimited Data Customers
Wednesday June 17, 2015 @01:25AM European Court: Websites Are Responsible For Users' Comments
Monday June 15, 2015 @07:02PM Restaurateur Loses Copyright Suit To BMI
Tuesday June 02, 2015 @08:52PM Senate Passes USA Freedom Act
Tuesday June 02, 2015 @08:48PM The Bizarre Process Used For Approving Exemptions To the DMCA
Saturday May 30, 2015 @05:04PM The Patriot Act May Be Dead For Good
Saturday May 30, 2015 @05:03PM Can You Commit Copyright Infringement By Using Your Own Work?
Saturday May 30, 2015 @10:07AM EFF fights abuse of court orders to close sites in the wake of Grooveshark
Tuesday May 26, 2015 @09:48PM Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Patent Troll
Monday May 18, 2015 @11:34AM Court of Appeals says Samsung's legal payments to Apple should be reduced
Monday May 18, 2015 @11:25AM Baton Bob Receives $20,000 Settlement For Coerced Facebook Post
Friday May 15, 2015 @07:41PM Intelligence officers given immunity from hacking laws, tribunal told
Friday May 15, 2015 @07:40PM Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Gets Death Penalty In Boston Marathon Bombing
Wednesday May 13, 2015 @05:46PM Apple, A123 To Settle Lawsuit Over Poached Battery Engineers
Tuesday May 12, 2015 @03:43PM Judge: Warrantless Airport Seizure of Laptop 'Cannot Be Justified'
Tuesday May 12, 2015 @11:41AM Warrantless airport seizure of laptop "cannot be justified," judge rules
Sunday May 10, 2015 @01:41PM Photobucket Hackers Nabbed, Face Serious Charges From US Authorities
Thursday May 07, 2015 @10:17AM What To Say When the Police Tell You To Stop Filming Them
Thursday May 07, 2015 @10:16AM US Appeals Court Says NSA Phone Surveillance Is Not Authorized By Congress
Wednesday May 06, 2015 @06:34PM What to Say When the Police Tell You to Stop Filming Them
Wednesday May 06, 2015 @05:29PM MacKeeper May Have To Pay Millions In Class-Action Suit
Tuesday May 05, 2015 @07:22PM Police Can Obtain Cellphone Location Records Without a Warrant
Sunday May 03, 2015 @01:33PM In Second Trial, Ex-Goldman Sachs Programmer Convicted of Code Theft
Thursday April 30, 2015 @04:54PM US Senate Targets Patent Trolls
Monday April 27, 2015 @07:12PM Texas Admonishes Judge For Posting Facebook Updates About Her Trials
Sunday April 26, 2015 @11:34AM Vizio, Destroyer of Patent Trolls
Saturday April 25, 2015 @12:27PM Vizio, Destroyer of Patent Trolls
Wednesday April 22, 2015 @12:50PM German Court Rules Adblock Plus Is Legal
Tuesday April 21, 2015 @06:53PM 'Aaron's Law' Introduced To Curb Overzealous Prosecutions For Computer Crimes
Monday April 20, 2015 @02:45PM Assange Talk Spurs UK Judges To Boycott Legal Conference
Wednesday April 15, 2015 @10:18AM EU To Hit Google With Antitrust Charges
Tuesday April 14, 2015 @02:52PM In New Zealand, a Legal Battle Looms Over Streaming TV
Friday April 10, 2015 @05:17PM The DEA Disinformation Campaign To Hide Surveillance Techniques
Friday April 10, 2015 @05:14PM Microsoft: Feds Are 'Rewriting' the Law To Obtain Emails Overseas
Friday April 10, 2015 @01:50PM Florida Teen Charged With Felony Hacking For Changing Desktop Wallpaper
Friday April 10, 2015 @01:50PM Japanese Court Orders Google To Remove Negative Reviews From Google Maps
Thursday April 09, 2015 @01:33PM Universities Pushing Back Against Patent Reform Bill
Thursday April 09, 2015 @01:27PM ESA Rebukes EFF's Request To Exempt Abandoned Games From Some DMCA Rules
Tuesday April 07, 2015 @04:09PM How Ubiquiti Networks Is Creatively Violating the GPL
Sunday April 05, 2015 @11:31PM USPTO Demands EFF Censor Its Comments On Patentable Subject Matter
Sunday April 05, 2015 @01:37PM Swiss Launch of Apple Watch Hit By Patent Issue
Saturday April 04, 2015 @02:21PM 'Revenge Porn' Operator Gets 18 Years In Prison
Friday April 03, 2015 @11:25AM Court Refuses To Dismiss AT&T Throttling Case
Friday April 03, 2015 @08:04AM AT&T lost the throttling case
Thursday April 02, 2015 @07:46PM 9th Circuit Rules Netflix Isn't Subject To Disability Law
Tuesday March 31, 2015 @06:48PM Report: Facebook Tracks Visitors Who Have Opted Out, Violating EU Law
Tuesday March 31, 2015 @05:47PM SCOTUS: GPS Trackers Are a Form of Search and Seizure
Tuesday March 31, 2015 @12:11PM SCOTUS: GPS Trackers Are a Form of Search and Seizure
Tuesday March 31, 2015 @12:03PM EFF Questions US Government's Software Flaw Disclosure Policy
Monday March 30, 2015 @02:28PM Apple's Tim Cook Calls Out "Religious Freedom" Laws As Discriminatory
Friday March 27, 2015 @11:38AM PayPal To Pay $7.7 Million For Sanctions Violations
Wednesday March 18, 2015 @07:29PM Feds Fine Verizon $3.4 Million Over 911 Service Outage Issues
Wednesday March 18, 2015 @04:43PM New Jersey Removes Legal Impediment To Direct Tesla Sales
Thursday March 12, 2015 @11:00AM Court Overturns Dutch Data Retention Law, Privacy More Important
Thursday March 12, 2015 @10:59AM $7.4 Million Blurred Lines Verdict Likely To Alter Music Business
Tuesday March 10, 2015 @11:40AM Wikimedia Foundation Files Suit Against NSA and DOJ
Monday March 09, 2015 @09:27PM Microsoft Asks US Court To Ban Kyocera's Android Phones
Thursday March 05, 2015 @02:12PM Software Freedom Conservancy Funds GPL Suit Against VMWare
Thursday March 05, 2015 @11:42AM Quebecker Faces Jail For Not Giving Up Phone Password To Canadian Officials
Friday February 27, 2015 @12:36AM Patent Trolls On the Run But Not Vanquished Yet
Wednesday February 25, 2015 @10:40AM Jury Tells Apple To Pay $532.9 Million In Patent Suit
Tuesday February 24, 2015 @02:58PM Pakistanis Must Provide Fingerprints Or Give Up Cellphone
Saturday February 21, 2015 @02:45PM Antitrust Case Against Google Thrown Out of SF Court
Friday February 20, 2015 @10:42AM Federal Court: Theft of Medical Records Not an 'Imminent Danger' To Victim
Thursday February 19, 2015 @08:26PM AT&T Patents System To "Fast-Lane" File-Sharing Traffic
Thursday February 19, 2015 @04:26PM Federal Court: Theft of Medical Records Not An 'Imminent Danger' To Victim
Wednesday February 18, 2015 @12:49PM Patent Troll Wins $15.7M From Samsung By Claiming To Own Bluetooth
Tuesday February 10, 2015 @10:11PM DMCA Exemption Campaign Would Let Fans Run Abandoned Games
Sunday February 08, 2015 @11:53AM Canadian Supreme Court Rules Ban On Assisted Suicide Unconstitutional
Wednesday February 04, 2015 @04:28PM Ross Ulbricht Found Guilty On All 7 Counts In Silk Road Trial
Tuesday February 03, 2015 @06:16PM Hundreds Apply For FAA Drone Licenses
Sunday February 01, 2015 @01:31PM The NFL Wants You To Think These Things Are Illegal
Monday January 26, 2015 @12:43PM Google Handed To FBI 3 Wikileaks Staffers' Emails, Digital Data
Thursday January 22, 2015 @10:03PM Barrett Brown, Formerly of Anonymous, Sentenced To 63 Months
Thursday January 22, 2015 @10:01PM Dish Network Violated Do-Not-Call 57 Million Times
Wednesday January 21, 2015 @02:42PM Illinois Students Suspected of Cyberbullying Must Provide Social Media Passwords
Wednesday January 21, 2015 @01:14PM Federal Court OKs Dish Network's Internet Streaming TV Service
Sunday January 18, 2015 @12:55PM Feds Operated Yet Another Secret Metadata Database Until 2013
Thursday January 15, 2015 @11:01AM Marriot Back-Pedals On Wireless Blocking
Sunday January 04, 2015 @01:32PM A Bot Committed a Crime - Who's Responsible?
Sunday January 04, 2015 @12:33PM Indiana Court Rules Melted Down Hard Drive Not Destruction of Evidence
Friday January 02, 2015 @10:21PM The 5 Cases That Could Pit the Supreme Court Against the NSA
Friday January 02, 2015 @06:44PM The 5 Cases That Could Pit the Supreme Court Against the NSA
Friday January 02, 2015 @11:04AM Apple Faces Class Action Lawsuit For Shrinking Storage Space In iOS 8
Thursday January 01, 2015 @05:03PM Google Fiber's Latest FCC Filing: Comcast's Nightmare Come To Life
Thursday January 01, 2015 @02:54PM Google Fiber's latest FCC filing is Comcast's nightmare come to life
Thursday January 01, 2015 @02:18PM New App Detects Government Stingray Cell Phone Trackers
Wednesday December 31, 2014 @06:19PM University of Arkansas releases first Round Up ready soybean
Monday December 29, 2014 @04:21PM Aereo gets OK from bankruptcy court to auction technology assets
Sunday December 28, 2014 @07:29PM Sony Hack Reveals MPAA's Big '$80 Million' Settlement With Hotfile Was a Lie
Tuesday December 23, 2014 @12:54PM Hotel Group Asks FCC For Permission To Block Some Outside Wi-Fi
Tuesday December 23, 2014 @12:08PM 'Citizenfour' Producers Sued Over Edward Snowden Leaks
Saturday December 20, 2014 @06:25PM Google Sues Mississippi Attorney General For Conspiring With Movie Industry
Friday December 19, 2014 @08:07PM T-Mobile To Pay $90M For Unauthorized Charges On Customers' Bills
Tuesday December 16, 2014 @03:33PM Apple Wins iTunes DRM Case
Tuesday December 16, 2014 @11:04AM Federal Court Nixes Weeks of Warrantless Video Surveillance
Tuesday December 16, 2014 @10:21AM Federal Court Agrees with EFF, Nixes Six Weeks of Warrantless Video Surveillance
Monday December 15, 2014 @01:00PM The GPLv2 Goes To Court
Saturday December 13, 2014 @03:05PM Judge Rules Drug Maker Cannot Halt Sales of Alzheimer's Medicine
Saturday December 13, 2014 @01:37PM Apple Antitrust Case Finds New Consumer Plaintiff
Thursday December 11, 2014 @10:04PM Congress Passes Bill Allowing Warrantless Forfeiture of Private Communications
Wednesday December 10, 2014 @01:01PM Apple DRM Lawsuit Loses Last Plaintiff, but Judge Rules Against Dismissal
Sunday December 07, 2014 @04:03PM Cisco Slaps Arista Networks With Suit For "Brazen" Patent Infringement
Sunday December 07, 2014 @11:58AM Canadian Agency Drops Cases Rather Than Deal With New Requirements For ISP Info
Saturday December 06, 2014 @11:26AM GCHQ Does Not Breach Human Rights, Judges Rule
Thursday December 04, 2014 @03:44PM Apple Accused of Deleting Songs From iPods Without Users' Knowledge
Tuesday December 02, 2014 @10:03PM 18th Century Law Dredged Up To Force Decryption of Devices
Sunday November 30, 2014 @07:39PM Kim Dotcom Faces Jail At Bail Hearing
Sunday November 30, 2014 @07:38PM Supreme Court To Decide Whether Rap Lyric Threats Are Free Speech
Sunday November 30, 2014 @07:37PM Football Concussion Lawsuits Start To Hit High Schools
Saturday November 29, 2014 @04:41PM Creative Commons To Pass One Billion Licensed Works In 2015
Tuesday November 25, 2014 @10:06AM Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting
Monday November 24, 2014 @10:57AM Class-Action Suit Claims Copyright Enforcement Company Made Harassing Robo-calls
Saturday November 22, 2014 @10:52PM A Charlotte judge unseals 500+ Stingray records
Saturday November 22, 2014 @11:08AM Judge Approves $450M Settlement For Apple's Ebook Price Fixing
Friday November 21, 2014 @03:31PM Swedish Court Refuses To Revoke Julian Assange's Arrest Warrant
Tuesday November 18, 2014 @02:26PM US Marshals Auctioning $20M Worth of Silk Road's Bitcoins
Monday November 17, 2014 @01:46PM Group Tries To Open Source Seeds
Sunday November 09, 2014 @12:22PM Judge Says Public Has a Right To Know About FBI's Facial Recognition Database
Saturday November 08, 2014 @02:24PM Computer Scientists Ask Supreme Court to Rule APIs Canâ(TM)t Be Copyrighted
Thursday November 06, 2014 @06:49PM EFF Hints At Lawsuit Against Verizon For Its Stealth Cookies
Wednesday November 05, 2014 @04:15PM Marijuana Legalized In Oregon, Alaska, and Washington DC
Tuesday November 04, 2014 @02:27PM Court Order: Butterfly Labs Bitcoins To Be Sold
Saturday October 25, 2014 @06:27PM Italian Supreme Court Bans the 'Microsoft Tax'
Wednesday October 22, 2014 @02:50PM Microsoft,, Oracle Latest To Be Sued Over No-Poach Deal
Monday October 20, 2014 @02:45PM How Lobby Groups Rejected the Canadian Government's Plan To Combat Patent Trolls
Monday October 20, 2014 @02:44PM Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK
Sunday October 19, 2014 @12:31PM Florida Supreme Court: Police Can't Grab Cell Tower Data Without a Warrant
Sunday September 14, 2014 @11:37AM NSA Metadata Collection Gets 90-Day Extension
Friday September 12, 2014 @01:15PM Hewlett-Packard Pleads Guilty To Bribing Officials in Russia, Poland, and Mexico
Wednesday September 03, 2014 @03:27PM MetaFilter Founder Says Vacation Firm Forged Court Docs To Scotch Review
Wednesday September 03, 2014 @11:20AM First US Appeals Court Hears Arguments To Shut Down NSA Database
Saturday August 30, 2014 @11:30AM Judge Allows L.A. Cops To Keep License Plate Reader Data Secret
Thursday August 28, 2014 @11:35AM Google Wins $1.3 Million From Patent Troll
Tuesday August 26, 2014 @08:11PM California DMV Told Google Cars Still Need Steering Wheels
Tuesday August 19, 2014 @08:03PM $125,000 Settlement Given To Man Arrested for Photographing NYPD
Tuesday August 19, 2014 @03:54PM Man arrested, strip-searched after photographing NYPD wins $125,000
Sunday August 17, 2014 @12:21PM EFF's Cell Phone Guide For US Protesters
Tuesday August 12, 2014 @06:15PM Larry Rosen: A Case Study In Understanding (and Enforcing) the GPL
Tuesday August 05, 2014 @09:51PM EFF: US Gov't Bid To Alter Court Record in Jewel v. NSA
Sunday August 03, 2014 @11:44PM Apple $450 Million e-Book Settlement Wins Court Approval
Tuesday July 29, 2014 @04:02PM Senate Bill Would Ban Most Bulk Surveillance
Friday July 25, 2014 @06:39PM Compromise Struck On Cellphone Unlocking Bill
Tuesday July 15, 2014 @04:31PM Court Rejects Fox's Attempt to Use Aereo Ruling Against Dish's Hopper
Thursday July 03, 2014 @12:37PM Use of Encryption Foiled the Cops a Record 9 Times in 2013
Wednesday July 02, 2014 @02:50PM Encryption Keys For Kim Dotcom's Data Can't Be Given To FBI, Court Rules
Wednesday July 02, 2014 @11:16AM Seven ISPs Take Legal Action Against GCHQ
Tuesday July 01, 2014 @04:01PM Court Allowed NSA To Spy On All But 4 Countries
Monday June 30, 2014 @08:20PM U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception
Sunday June 29, 2014 @11:24PM California Legalizes Bitcoin
Thursday June 26, 2014 @06:17PM NYC Loses Appeal To Ban Large Sugary Drinks
Tuesday June 24, 2014 @12:56PM San Francisco Bans Parking Spot Auctioning App
Monday June 23, 2014 @05:52PM Court Releases DOJ Memo Justifying Drone Strike On US Citizen
Monday June 23, 2014 @11:26AM Interviews: Ask Lawrence Lessig About His Mayday PAC
Friday June 20, 2014 @10:55AM Judge: $324M Settlement In Silicon Valley Tech Worker Case Not Enough
Thursday June 19, 2014 @05:42PM US Supreme Court Invalidates Patent For Being Software Patent
Sunday June 15, 2014 @10:23PM Judge Orders DOJ To Turn Over FISA Surveillance Documents
Friday June 13, 2014 @08:11PM Appeals Court Finds Scanning To Be Fair Use