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18 Jun 2012, 3:25 pm
This posting was written by Cheryl Beise, contributor to IP Law Daily.Speaking today at the International Bar Association Antitrust Conference in Madrid, Joaquín Almunia, European Commission Vice President responsible for Competition Policy, emphasized the need for reform of the standard-setting process. [read post]
9 Apr 2010, 10:17 am
Senator Calls for Close FTC Scrutiny of Google’s Acquisition of Mobile Ad Provider AdMobThis posting was written by Cheryl Beise, Editor of CCH Guide to Computer Law.A key U.S. [read post]
19 Mar 2012, 9:27 pm
This posting was written by Cheryl Beise, Editor of CCH Guide to Computer Law. [read post]
29 Mar 2010, 12:50 pm
FTC Seeks Comments on Revising COPPA RuleThis posting was written by Cheryl Beise, Editor of CCH Guide to Computer Law.The FTC announced on March 24 that it is seeking public comments on the costs and benefits of the agency’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule. [read post]
24 Feb 2010, 2:16 pm
FTC Finds Sensitive Data Leaked from Organizations to P2P NetworksThis posting was written by Cheryl Beise, Editor of CCH Guide to Computer Law.The Federal Trade Commission announced on February 22 that it has notified nearly 100 organizations that personal information emanating from the organizations' computer networks had been shared and was available on peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing networks where it could be accessed and used to commit identity theft or fraud. [read post]
22 Jul 2010, 2:24 pm
Twitter Agrees to Settle FTC Privacy and Security ChargesThis posting was written by Cheryl Beise, Editor of CCH Guide to Computer Law.Micro-blogging service Twitter has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it “deceived consumers” about its privacy practices and failed to implement reasonable security measures to safeguard user information.The Commission issued a complaint yesterday, alleging that Twitter violated Section 5 of the FTC Act by engaging in a… [read post]
21 Apr 2010, 10:36 am
Final Claims Dismissed in Novell’s Antitrust Suit Against MicrosoftThis posting was written by Cheryl Beise, Editor of CCH Guide to Computer Law.Software developer Novell, Inc. could not pursue two claims remaining in an antitrust action against Microsoft because Novell transferred the claims to a third party in an asset purchase agreement, the federal district court in Baltimore has ruled. [read post]
31 Mar 2011, 5:21 pm
Google Settles FTC Privacy Charges Over Social Networking ServiceThis posting was written by Cheryl Beise, Editor of CCH Guide to Computer Law.Google, Inc. has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it violated Gmail users’ privacy and acted deceptively when it introduced its social networking service Google Buzz last year. [read post]
12 Jan 2012, 2:15 pm
This posting was written by Cheryl Beise, Editor of CCH Trademark Law Guide.A terminated Indiana real estate brokerage franchisee that continued to use the marks of franchisor Century 21 was liable in a default judgment for trademark infringement, dilution, and counterfeiting under the Lanham Act, the federal district court in Lafayette, Indiana has ruled. [read post]
27 May 2011, 7:37 am
Facebook Users’ Privacy Claims DismissedThis posting was written by Cheryl Beise, Editor of CCH Guide to Computer Law.The federal district court in San Jose has dismissed claims filed by a putative class of Facebook users who alleged that the social networking website unlawfully transmitted their personal information to third-party advertisers without their consent. [read post]
25 Mar 2011, 1:48 pm
Court Rejects Google Book SettlementThis posting was written by Cheryl Beise, Editor of CCH Guide to Computer Law.The federal district court in New York City has rejected the Amended Settlement Agreement proposed by Google, Inc. and groups representing publishers and authors regarding Google’s creation of a digital library because the terms were not “fair, adequate, and reasonable.”The settlement proposed to resolve claims that Google violated copyright laws in 2004 by… [read post]
30 Jul 2010, 5:22 am
FTC Addresses Consumer Privacy at Congressional HearingsThis posting was written by Cheryl Beise, Editor of CCH Guide to Computer Law.The Federal Trade Commission recently appeared before two congressional committees to testify about FTC efforts to protect consumer privacy. [read post]
30 Dec 2011, 8:27 am
This posting was written by Cheryl Beise, Editor of CCH Guide to Computer Law.A former employee of an interior design firm who had a personal Twitter following of approximately 1,250 people had standing to pursue a Lanham Act false endorsement claim against the firm for its alleged use of her personal Twitter and Facebook accounts to promote its business when the former employee was in the hospital, the federal district court in Chicago has ruled. [read post]
27 Oct 2011, 2:15 pm
Apple Fails to State Antitrust Claims Against Samsung for Standards Setting AbuseThis posting was written by Cheryl Beise, Editor of CCH Guide to Computer Law.The federal district court in San Jose, California held on October 18 that Apple, Inc. failed to allege sufficient facts to support its claims that rival Samsung Electronics Ltd. violated Section 2 of the Sherman Act by abusing a private standard setting process for mobile wireless technology. [read post]
3 Aug 2011, 2:55 pm
Privacy Claims Proceed Against Google for “Street View” Data InterceptionThis posting was written by Cheryl Beise, Editor of CCH Guide to Computer Law.Putative class action plaintiffs could pursue federal wiretapping claims against Google, Inc. for allegedly intercepting data from their wireless home networks during the course of its “Street View” mapping project, the federal district court in San Francisco has held.The court, however, dismissed claims under various state… [read post]
12 Apr 2011, 2:14 pm
Justice Department Approves Google Acquisition of ITA, Subject to ConditionsThis posting was written by Cheryl Beise, Editor of CCH Guide to Computer Law.Google is a step closer to completing its proposed $700 million acquisition of travel search provider ITA Software, Inc. [read post]
14 Aug 2012, 8:50 pm
This posting was written by Cheryl Beise, Contributor to IP Law Daily.The Federal Trade Commission announced yesterday that it has filed an Amicus Brief with the federal district court in Trenton, New Jersey in the Effexor XR Antitrust Litigation to challenge an agreement between Wyeth and Teva Pharmaceuticals as an illegal restraint of trade. [read post]
14 Aug 2012, 8:50 pm
This posting was written by Cheryl Beise, Contributor to IP Law Daily.The Federal Trade Commission announced yesterday that it has filed an Amicus Brief with the federal district court in Trenton, New Jersey in the Effexor XR Antitrust Litigation to challenge an agreement between Wyeth and Teva Pharmaceuticals as an illegal restraint of trade. [read post]
2 Dec 2011, 9:56 am
This posting was written by Cheryl Beise, Editor of CCH Guide to Computer Law.Businesses that received unfavorable reviews and “star ratings” on Yelp.com were barred by the Communications Decency Act from asserting civil extortion and California Unfair Competition Law claims based on Yelp!’ [read post]