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University requests review of student-athlete unionization ruling
April 10, 2014
Northwestern University on Wednesday asked the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to review a recent decision that the university's football players have the right to unionize. The attorneys for Northwestern stated, "n this unprecedented decision, the Regional Director set out to alter the under....... [more]

Federal appeals court orders Google to remove controversial anti-Islamic video
February 27, 2014
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday ordered Google to remove from its YouTube video-sharing website an anti-Islamic film that incited massive anti-American protest in the Muslim world in 2012. The court found in favor of appellant Cindy Lee Garcia, reversing a US District Cour....... [more]

FCC will not appeal federal appellate court 'net neutrality' decision
February 20, 2014
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced Wednesday that it will not appeal the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit decision striking down the FCC's rules requiring broadband providers to employ nondiscriminatory practices in the treatment of Internet content. While....... [more]

Aereo Litigation 101
February 10, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Harry Cole of Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth provides a quick introduction to all things Aereo...The case of Aereo v. American Broadcasting Companies has gathered momentum for the last two years—a big deal by any measure—to copyright mavens, the video industry (incl....... [more]

Federal appeals court strikes down FCC regulations regarding 'net neutrality'
January 15, 2014
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday struck down Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules that required broadband providers to employ nondiscriminatory practices in the treatment of Internet content. In a 63-page opinion, Judge David Tatel explained how the re....... [more]

Pakistan human rights group sues UK government over surveillance program
January 9, 2014
Bytes for All (B4A), a Pakistani human rights organization focusing on information and communication technologies, has filed suit with the UK Investigatory Powers Tribunal (ITP) against the British government for its cable-tapping program, Tempora. B4A is partnered with Privacy International, whic....... [more]

Boys Playing Girls' Sports: Does Equality Trump Fairness?
November 27, 2013
JURIST Guest Columnist Alan Boynton of McNees Wallace & Nurick discusses Pennsylvania student participation in gender-specific sports...Gender equality is a societal goal that few dispute. In the arena of sports, particularly at the high school level, there is similarly little dispute that femal....... [more]

Japan court orders Apple to pay for patent infringement
September 26, 2013
The Tokyo District Court on Thursday ordered Apple to pay 330 million yen, (USD $3.35 million) for patent infringement involving the iPod music player's click wheel controller. The patent is disputed by Japanese inventor Norihiko Saito, whose company applied for the patent in 1998. Presiding Judge T....... [more]

Federal appeals court rejects New Jersey sports gambling law
September 18, 2013
The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Tuesday ruled that New Jersey's sports wagering law conflicts with the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) and thus, should not be implemented. PASPA makes sports betting illegal nationwide except in Nevada, Oregon, Delaware....... [more]

Federal appeals court hears arguments on FCC 'net neutrality' regulations
September 10, 2013
A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit suggested Monday during oral arguments that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 2011 "Open Internet" rules may be invalidated in whole or in part. Verizon has filed suit twice in three years alleging that th....... [more]

Federal appeals court dismisses Apple antitrust lawsuit
September 4, 2013
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday affirmed the dismissal of an antitrust lawsuit accusing Apple of maintaining a monopoly over music files purchased through its iTunes stores. The plaintiff argued on behalf of a class that Apple thwarted competition by issuing software updates....... [more]




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