iPhone hacking meets the DMCA, new ways to owe money to the RIAA, bad music and its aftermath, and more — now playing in my Google Reader Starred Items:iPhone Unlocked; Legal Battle Looming?, from Ed FeltenUnlocking the iPhone could invite a lawsuit, from Computerworld Breaking NewsIs Unlocking Apple's iPhone Legal?
Issue-spotting the Live Web, attorney Denise Howell muses about cutting edge technology-related legal issues.
Denise Howell is an appellate, intellectual property and technology lawyer who enjoys broad industry recognition for her expertise on the intersection of emerging technologies and law.
Following up on the Nixon Peabody song story, it's worth noting:One of David Lat's related posts is now the sixth fifth Google search result for Nixon Peabody; andThe saga of the song has been added to the firm's Wikipedia entry.Here are the lyrics in their entirety, by the way.
News reporting is one of the classic examples of fair use, and blogger David Lat contends the doctrine covers his posting a groaningly bad "motivational" song leaked from a large law firm. The law firm disagrees, setting the stage for a DMCA takedown-putback tussle.
Tim O'Reilly and John Markoff have good writeups on public.resource.
Remember that between entries here you can keep up with the Live Web (and other) issues I'm spotting by subscribing to my Google Reader Starred Items. Among the links now playing:California court invalidates Alienware arbitration provision in online terms and conditions, from Internet Cases by Evan Brown"Among other things, the memorandum suggests that the [U.
Part of the appeal of the Facebook phenomenon are the fine-grained privacy controls users can impose, such as only letting friends see their activities, status, and postings. Though it's fantastic that Facebook is publishing RSS feeds for various data streams users would otherwise only be able to read behind Facebook's registration wall, I'm pretty sure the privacy settings on some of that data specify it is not supposed to be publicly available, and the feeds do not appear to be restricted in any way.
Remember that between entries here you can keep up with the Live Web (and other) issues I'm spotting by subscribing to my Google Reader Starred Items. Among the links now playing:Two-word license agreement: "F--- YOU!
Robert Scoble sat down with IBM's chief intellectual property counsel at the AlwaysOn Stanford Summit to discuss current trends toward open standards, open source, collaboration, globalization, etc. Great conversation.
Mario Romero's Facebook application, which shares your Google Reader shared items to other Facebook users, demonstrates how well it's possible to know someone based solely on what they browse and share.
The Social Networking 3.0 panel at AlwaysOn considered issues of identity, attention, and intellectual property.