Of Interest

  • Farm victim of ‘patent troll’ lawsuit

    Date published: 
    September 12, 2018

    "Most such litigation settles fairly quickly due to cost pressures, rather than the merit of the allegations, said Daniel Nazer, senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit that defends “civil liberties in the digital world.”

    Even the simplest patent lawsuit is rarely litigated through trial for less than $1 million, while bigger cases commonly cost more than $10 million, Nazer said.

  • Don’t Force Google to Export Other Countries’ Laws

    Author(s): 
    Daphne Keller
    Publication Date: 
    September 10, 2018
    Publication Type: 
    Other Writing

    On Tuesday, in a courtroom in Luxembourg, the Court of Justice of the European Union is to consider whether Google must enforce the “right to be forgotten” — which requires search engines to erase search results based on European law — everywhere in the world.

  • Comments on the Australian Assistance and Access Bill 2018

    Author(s): 
    Riana Pfefferkorn
    Publication Date: 
    September 9, 2018
    Publication Type: 
    Other Writing

    Comments submitted to the Australian Government's Department of Home Affairs on its exposure draft of the Assistance and Access Bill 2018.

  • Google Case Asks: Can Europe Export Privacy Rules World-Wide?

    Date published: 
    September 9, 2018

    "It will set governments’ expectations about how they can use their leverage over internet platforms to effectively enforce their own laws globally,” said Daphne Keller, who studies platforms’ legal responsibilities at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society and previously was Google’s associate general counsel."

  • Platform Justice: Content Moderation at an Inflection Point

    Author(s): 
    Danielle Citron
    Publication Date: 
    September 7, 2018
    Publication Type: 
    Other Writing

    On Thursday, Sept. 6, Twitter permanently banned the right-wing provocateur Alex Jones and his conspiracy theorist website Infowars from its platform. This was something of the final blow to Jones’s online presence: Facebook, Apple and Youtube, among others, blocked Jones from using their services in early August. Cut off from Twitter as well, he is now severely limited in his ability to spread his conspiracy theories to a mainstream audience.

  • ISPs Engage In Last Gasp Bid to Derail California’s Net Neutrality Law

    Date published: 
    September 7, 2018

    "“Governor Brown has a long history of vetoing legislation that you might think he'd totally support, including bills that exercise state power as a way to get back at the Trump administration,” said Ryan Singel, a former journalist and fellow at the Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society."

  • Google is a no-show at DC tech hearings, stoking anger in Congress

    Date published: 
    September 5, 2018

    ""I think they both risk becoming a punching bag by Congress and losing control of the narrative," said Jen King, director of Consumer Privacy at Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society. "If Larry Page or whomever doesn't show up to defend Google as not being evil, they cede ground to their detractors.""

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