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Submission Summary: 0 pending, 21 declined, 6 accepted (27 total, 22.22% accepted)

Submission + - Yosemite changing name of hotels in IP/Trademark dispute (go.com)

joeflies writes: The company that runs concessions at Yosemite National Park claims ownership over the names of the hotels and is asking for $51 million dollars for use of their intellectual property. Park officials changing the name of many of the disputed areas.

Submission + - Court rules that Yelp can manipulate ratings

joeflies writes: There's been suspicion that Yelp could manipulate the ratings a business receives depending on whether they paid for advertising, a claim that Yelp has long denied. The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals, however, determined that the practice is not illegal , and "any implicit threat by Yelp to remove positive reviews absent payment for advertising was not (legally) wrongful."
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Submission + - Selling other people's identity

joeflies writes: The San Francisco Chronicle has an extensive article on the controversial site Jigsaw, which makes it easy to sell other people's identity information. Jigsaw encourages people to collect business cards and email signature blocks, which is compiled together into a searchable database. Participants earn points towards their own searches or earn money.

Is this exactly what Scott McNealy meant when he said electronic privacy is dead?

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