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Developments in telecommunications policy being made in the legal system.

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

A federal district court judge on Aug 14 said that LinkedIn cannot block a startup company from accessing users' public profile data.

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

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. That’s what Google dreamed of doing when it embarked on its ambitious book-digitizing project in 2002.

Dispute Over Public Officials and Social Media

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

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.

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

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

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

For Internet trolls, the week of July 24 may as well have been Christmas.

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

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

President Donald Trump, your tweets are definitely being used against you in the court of law.

FCC’s 2015 pole attachment order upheld by circuit court

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.