In The Courts: Domain Seizures Under Fire, CFAA Ruling, Adscend Consent Decree, Online Defamation Verdict and More

Growing  Criticism of Feds’ Domain Seizures Two high profile domain seizure cases have led to some strong criticism of federal law enforcment’s seizure of domains for copyright infringement.  When the Justice Department seized  and shutdown Dajaz1.com on November 24, 2010 for allegedly linking to four songs , it had a deadline of 90-days in which to…

Tech Giants Behaving Badly: Google, Facebook, Cisco, Nokia and Microsoft Under Scrutiny

Tech Giants Behaving Badly Google’s Canadian Overdose $500M DOJ Settlement Plus Class Action Suit Google has entered into a $500 million settlement with the Department of Justice for allowing Canadian pharmacies to advertise in the US.  Google blocked ads from other countries, just not Canada.  The U.S. Attorney for Rhode Island that ran the investigation…

Ted’s Tubes: Internet at 40, ICANN Independence, Click Fraud and Intl Update

From 9/21 Cyber Report Internet Turns 40! On September 2, 1969 the first two ARPAnet computers were linked and began exchanging meaningless data.  This evolved to the Internet and the ultimate exchange of meaningless data — Twitter.  Today there are nearly 1.7 billion Internet users representing 1 in 4 people on the planet — that’s…