A woman accused of bank fraud hopes to prevent the contents of her hard drive from being searched with encyrption. http://technolog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/23/10219384-judge-orders-woman-to-give-up-password-to-hard-drive If this were the case, it would quickly become impossible for the criminal justice system to prove a lot of their cases. Interesting theory. The 5th amendment says: No person shall be held to […]Read More 5th Amendment = Encryption?
The Public Domain got a little bit smaller this week: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2012/01/supreme-court-rules-congress-can-re-copyright-public-domain-works.ars Perhaps the Supreme Court felt compelled to do something for copyright holders after the setbacks to SOPA and PIPA yesterday?Read More Shrinking Public Domain
In my previous article on whether there should be a cyberwar treaty, I argued that Cyberwar wasn’t like other types of conflict, and that it wasn’t likely that a treaty would ever happen.Being a lawyer, I like to play devil’s advocate, so here’s a different perspective. Jeffrey Carr, in his new edition of “Inside Cyber […]Read More Should There Be a Cyberwar Treaty, Part 2
If someone posted a video of me having sex on the internet, which admittedly wouldn’t be very popular, I would sue them. Most likely I wouldn’t become very rich and very famous. Not like Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian. Lawsuits for violations of privacy like this have made millions. Privacy lawsuits aren’t just limited to […]Read More Say goodbye to the Video Privacy Protection Act