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Websites Challenge Exceptions to Data Caps as Violating Net Neutrality

A coalition that includes Reddit, Yelp, Kickstarter, Etsy, Medium, Meetup, and Foursquare, among many others, along with digital and consumer advocacy groups, including Common Cause, Engine, and Fight for the Future, are asking the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to examine whether zero-rating plans which exempt particular services from carrier data caps violates the FCC’s Net…

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ABA Alerts Members to Ransomware

The American Bar Association has emailed the below FBI Information Sheet on Ransomware to its members to alert them to the growing threat its presents to the legal industry (if not all industries). In addition, below is a short video providing tips on Ransomware from ABA TECHSHOW 2016 Board Member John Simek.

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IP and Internet Legislation Pending in Congress

There are a number of IP and Internet-related bills pending in Congress, only eleven of which have had any material action.  These eleven address issues ranging from internet taxes; email privacy; ICANN transition; terrorist use of social media; access to science and technology research; protection of consumer reviews and net neutrality and broadband. A summary…

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Kelley Part of State Bar D.C. Delegation

Bennet Kelley will be part of the California State Bar’s Intellectual Property Law Section’s annual delegation to Washington.  Over the course of April 18-20, the six-member delegation will meet with: Representatives from the Senate and House Judiciary Committee; The White House’s IP Advisor; The Department of Justice’s Computer Crime Division; The Federal Trade Commission; The…