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Developments in telecommunications policy being made in the legal system.

AT&T Throttling Case Back in Court

Location:
US Court of Appeals; 9th Circuit, 95 7th St, San Francisco, CA, 94103, United States

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in a Federal Trade Commission throttling case against AT&T that has major implications for the agency’s reach over telecommunications companies.

Court reveals another overseas-data fight between Google and federal government

Location:
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 333 Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States

Google came up on the losing end of a previously-undisclosed third showdown with the federal government over demands for data stored overseas, a federal court in Washington has revealed.

Can you be prosecuted for repeated unwanted emails to government offices or officials?

Location:
USA, United States

Can calling government offices or officials to insult them — especially after being told to stop — be punished the way that calling a private individual to insult them might be?

Former Soviet republic goes to court in bid to ‘export censorship’ beyond its borders

Location:
France, France

The country of Azerbaijan is suing two French journalists for defamation in France for describing the oil-rich state as a “dictatorship.”

Judge dismisses Shiva “I Invented EMAIL” Ayyadurai’s libel lawsuit against Techdirt

Location:
USA, United States

A federal judge in Massachusetts has dismissed a libel lawsuit filed earlier in 2017 against tech news website Techdirt. The claim was brought by Shiva Ayyadurai, who has controversially claimed that he invented e-mail in the late 1970s.

European Union court ruling restrains Brussels antitrust enforcers

Location:
Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

The European Court of Justice gave Intel a lifeline in its appeal of the €1bn European Union fine for illegal price rebates by sending the case back to the General court to reconsider the chip-maker’s arguments against the 2009 decision.

Microsoft says it will defend its 39 ‘dreamers’ in court if the government tries to deport them

Location:
Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA, 98052-7329, United States

After the Trump Administration announced that it would begin to unwind an Obama-era program that shields younger undocumented immigrants from deportation, Microsoft vowed to defend its workers in court.

Trump voting panel apologizes after judge calls failure to disclose information ‘incredible’

Location:
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 333 Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States

U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly tore into President Trump’s voter commission for reneging on a promise to fully disclose public documents before a July 19 meeting, ordering the government to meet new transparency requirements and eliciting an apology from administration lawyers.

Sarah Palin’s Defamation Suit Against The New York Times Is Dismissed

Location:
New York Times, 620 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY, 10018, United States

A federal judge on Aug 29 dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by the former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin against The New York Times, saying Palin’s complaint failed to show that a mistake in an editorial was made maliciously.

Public Knowledge Responds to D.C. Circuit SNR Wireless v. FCC Decision

Location:
Public Knowledge, 1818 N Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States

The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit remanded the SNR Wireless v. Federal Communications Commission case to the FCC.

Bots Are Scraping Your Data For Cash Amid Murky Laws And Ethics

Location:
USA, United States

Is the data you share publicly on social networking sites like an announcement in a public place, where speech and information gathering are protected under the First Amendment? Or is it more like something uttered on private real estate, where the owner can prohibit trespassers as they wish?

Supreme Court asked to nullify the Google trademark

Location:
Supreme Court of the United States, One First Street, NE, Washington, DC, United States

Is the term "google" too generic and therefore unworthy of its trademark protection? That's the question before the US Supreme Court.

Trump White House is still holding back visitor information, watchdog group says

Location:
Public Citizen, 1600 20th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20009, United States

Public Citizen, a government watchdog group, sued to compel the Trump administration to release names of at least some visitors to the White House complex, as was done in the Obama era.

Verizon -- Yes, Verizon -- Just Stood Up for Your Privacy

Location:
Verizon Communications, 140 West St, New York, NY, 10007, United States

Fourteen of the biggest US tech companies filed a brief with the Supreme Court on Aug 14 supporting more rigorous warrant requirements for law enforcement seeking certain cell phone data, such as location information. In the statement, the signatories—Google, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft among them—argue that the government leans on outdated laws from the 1970s to justify Fourth Amendment overreach. One perhaps surprising voice in the chorus of protesters? Verizon.

Lawsuit over false online data revived after US top court review

Location:
US Court of Appeals; 9th Circuit, 95 7th St, San Francisco, CA, 94103, United States

A federal appeals court revived a California man's lawsuit accusing Spokeo of publishing an online profile about him that was filled with mistakes.

Tech companies urge Supreme Court to boost cellphone privacy

Location:
Silicon Valley, Palo Alto, CA, United States

More than a dozen high technology companies and the biggest wireless operator in the United States, Verizon, have called on the US Supreme Court to make it harder for government officials to access individuals' sensitive cellphone data.

Tech firm is fighting a federal order for data on visitors to an anti-Trump website

Location:
Los Angeles, CA, United States

A Los Angeles-based tech company is resisting a federal demand for more than 1.3 million IP addresses to identify visitors to a website set up to coordinate protests on Inauguration Day — a request whose breadth the company says violates the Constitution.

Judge says LinkedIn can't block startup from user’s public data

Location:
USA, United States

A federal district court judge on Aug 14 said that LinkedIn cannot block a startup company from accessing users' public profile data. Judge Edward Chen in the northern district of California granted hiQ labs, an employment startup, a preliminary injunction that forces LinkedIn to remove any barriers keeping hiQ from accessing public profile information within 24 hours.

What Happened to Google's Effort to Scan Millions of University Library Books?

Location:
Google, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA, United States

It was a crazy idea: Take the bulk of the world’s books, scan them, and create a monumental digital library for all to access.

Dispute Over Public Officials and Social Media

Location:
USA, United States

An emerging debate about whether elected officials violate people's free speech rights by blocking them on social media is spreading across the US as groups sue or warn politicians to stop the practice.

ACLU: Absent warrant standard, police could monitor anyone via location data

Location:
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 125 Broad St, New York, NY, 10004, United States

Lawyers representing a man convicted of six robberies in the Detroit area have now filed their opening brief at the Supreme Court in one of the most important digital privacy cases in recent years. This case, Carpenter v. United States, asks a simple question: is it OK for police to seize and search 127 days of cell-site location information (CSLI) without a warrant?

Statement Of FCC Chairman Pai On Court Decision To Deny Stay Of Business Data Services Reforms

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals denied a motion to stay the effect of the Commission’s reform of its rules governing business data services. Chairman Pai issued the following statement.

FCC Notches Win in Business Data Services

Location:
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, 111 S 10th St., St. Louis, MO, 63102, United States

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals handed a victory to the Federal Communications Commission when it refused to block the agency's regulatory changes to the business data services market from taking effect.

Why social media is not a public forum

Location:
Washington Post, 1150 15th St NW, Washington, DC, 20071, United States

For Internet trolls, the week of July 24 may as well have been Christmas. On July 25, Judge James Cacheris of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia handed down a decision stating that public officials may not “block” their constituents on social media.

Comcast fails to get hidden fee class-action suit thrown out of court

Location:
US District Court for the Northern District of California, 450 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA, 94102, United States

A class-action complaint against Comcast can move forward after a federal judge rejected a Comcast motion to dismiss it.

President Trump’s tweets keep being used against him in a court of law

Location:
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, 333 Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States

President Donald Trump, your tweets are definitely being used against you in the court of law. The latest example is the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, which decided that Democratic attorneys general for 16 states can launch a court battle to try to force the Trump Administration to keep paying Obamacare subsidies that help make insurance more affordable for millions of lower-income people.

FCC’s 2015 pole attachment order upheld by circuit court

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

The Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 pole attachment order was upheld in a ruling July 31 by the Eighth Circuit Court, providing a potential win for competitive and incumbent providers expanding their fiber networks.

Google’s new program to track shoppers sparks a federal privacy complaint

Location:
Federal Trade Commission (FTC), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20580, United States

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a prominent privacy rights watchdog, is asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate a new Google advertising program that ties consumers’ online behavior to their purchases in brick-and-mortar stores.

Politicians’ social media pages can be 1st Amendment forums, judge says

Location:
United States District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 401 courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA, 22314, United States

A federal judge in Virginia said that a local politician had violated the First Amendment rights of a constituent because the politician briefly banned the constituent from the politician's personal Facebook account. "The suppression of critical commentary regarding elected officials is the quintessential form of viewpoint discrimination against which the First Amendment guards," US District Judge James Cacheris wrote in a suit brought by a constituent against Phyllis Randall, the chairwoman of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors in Virginia.

Judge Tosses Racial Discrimination Suit Against CNN, Time Warner

Location:
CNN, 1 CNN Center, Atlanta, GA, 30303, United States

A Georgia federal judge dismissed a class-action racial discrimination lawsuit filed by one current and one former CNN employee against the network's parent company Time Warner.

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