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US sides with networks against Aereo in Supreme Court fight

In a "friend of the court" brief, the US solicitor general says Aereo is breaking copyright law, but that doesn't mean other cloud services are.

By Mar. 3, 2014

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Lavabit loses appeal on technicality

A federal appeals court tells Ladar Levison, of the now-moribund email service Lavabit, that he didn't clearly articulate the legal issues at stake in his contempt of court appeal.

By Apr. 16, 2014

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Tech lobby group files brief against NY's Airbnb subpoena

A trade organization that represents major tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Amazon steps up to support Airbnb in its tussle with New York authorities. The AG's office responds.

By Nov. 8, 2013

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Oracle appeal in Google API copyright suit hit with criticism

Computer scientists, tech industry leaders, and EFF petition the appeals court to uphold Judge Alsup's decision that the 37 Java APIs are not copyrightable.

By May. 30, 2013

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Court grants First Amendment protection to Facebook 'Like'

Liking a political candidate's Facebook Page is the Internet equivalent of displaying a political sign in your front yard, a federal appeals court ruled.

By Sep. 18, 2013

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Senators criticize NSA snooping as unnecessary to US security

Lawmakers say the NSA could have used less-intrusive methods to gather data.

By Nov. 20, 2013

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Google, Facebook ask court to reject patents on abstract ideas

A group of tech companies argues that combining abstract ideas with "on a computer" does not deserve a patent and stymies innovation.

By Dec. 9, 2012

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Google defends hosting site under attack by MPAA

Google is lending a legal hand to hosting site Hotfile, upping the battle between tech and the movie industry.

By Mar. 19, 2012

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Embedding copyright-infringing video is not a crime, court rules

Appeals judge Richard Posner says MyVidster, a social video bookmarking site sued by Flava Works, doesn't encourage swapping and thus doesn't embolden infringement.

By Aug. 3, 2012

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Presidential task force said to recommend overhaul of NSA

Nonbinding suggestions propose sweeping changes at the agency, including shifting its leadership from the military to civilians, sources tell the Wall Street Journal.

By Dec. 13, 2013