May 13, 2014
by Max Slater
The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled on Tuesday that people can request that search engines remove links to certain websites containing their personal information. In an advisory judgment, the court held that search engines such as Google, Yahoo! and Bing must sometimes comply with ...[read more]
November 12, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
A federal judge on Monday recommended that e-mails and other data collected by a large due-diligence firm for Wall Street banks should be turned over to the Department of Justice (DOJ), a move that may determine which banks the government will bring to court for their part in the 2008 financial ...[read more]
September 10, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Yahoo filed suit in the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) on Monday demanding the right to disclose the number of user data requests made by the US government under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Last week Yahoo joined Google and Microsoft in publishing a ...[read more]
July 22, 2013
by Sean Gallagher
PRISM is the code name given to a top-secret surveillance program run by the NSA. PRISM was established to gather information through a variety of digital means, mainly by targeting foreign individuals through internet-based organizations. The full extent of what exactly PRISM does is not entirely ...[read more]
July 16, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
The US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) on Monday granted a motion by Yahoo to declassify a 2008 FISC judgment that required the company to comply with government requests for user information under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). The FISC also mandated that actual ...[read more]
February 6, 2013
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnist Félix Tréguer, Policy and Legal Analyst at La Quadrature du Net says that waging a "judicial guerilla war" in France on "hateful" Internet content unduly stifles free speech...The ghost of Yahoo v. LICRA has come back to haunt us. In 2000, after a criminal lawsuit wa... ...[read more]
March 5, 2012
by Jamie Davis
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Monday ordered Russia's prosecutor general to conduct a study into 32 criminal cases, including the case of ex-oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Khodorkovsky, who was once in charge of Russia's largest oil company, Yukos, was arrested in 2003 on charges of tax ...[read more]
April 6, 2011
by Adrienne Lester
JURIST Special Guest Columnist Michael Mintz of My Media Labs says that while it makes perfect sense that copyright owners have been resorting to Twitter take-down notices in order to curb infringement, where secondary liability has been once removed infringement may no longer be an issue.... Can ...[read more]
June 23, 2010
by Sarah Miley
A Pakistani court on Wednesday reimposed a ban on the video sharing network YouTube after content deemed offensive to Muslims resurfaced on the website when a previous ban was lifted last month. The court also restricted access to Yahoo, MSN, Hotmail, Google, Islam Exposed, In The Name Of Allah, ...[read more]
August 22, 2009
by Amelia Mathias
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Friday that Yahoo is not required to pay royalties for songs played over Internet radio. Several recording companies, all owned by Sony Corp, originally sued in 2001, claiming that Yahoo's online radio service, LAUNCHcast, was interactive, req... ...[read more]

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