A Los Angeles federal judge has ruled that record companies and movie studios can proceed with a lawsuit against the parent company of Kazaa–the most popular online file-swapping service–in the United States. From CNET
Now that the 108th Congress has begun this week, some of those controversial proposals dealing with spam, copyright and Internet taxes will resurface–and some stand a better chance of becoming law. From CNET
FindLaw‘s ANITA RAMASASTRY analyzes the legal implications of U.S. “anti-terrorism strategies for the Internet” including the Nation Strategy to Secure Cyberspace and the Total Information Awareness project.
Filed under “law”, but could just as well go under “censorship.” Since 9/11, states have retreated on openness and transparency, particularly with regard to government documents and reports. Entire websites have disappeared under the guise of national security. From the New York Times
A US Federal judge has ruled against a law that punished inmates in Arizona if information about their cases appeared on the Internet after the Canadian Coalition Against the Death Penalty challenged the law in court. Corrections officials searched the Internet for information about prisoners and threatened them with legal penalties if the content was… Read more »