Independent Cinemas File Amicus Brief In Paramount Decree Case

Independent Cinema Alliance (ICA), an advocacy group, filed an amicus brief in opposition to the Department of Justice’s motion to terminate the Paramount Consent Decrees. The case is filed in the New York Southern District Court. ICA is represented by Becker & Poliakoff.

Trans-Atlantic Tech Tax Feud Escalates

Trade tensions between the United States and the United Kingdom grew over a proposed tax on large, worldwide technology companies, many of...

Three Lawsuits Filed Against Amazon For Music Streaming

In three related cases, plaintiffs Ray Henderson Music Co., Four Jays Music Company, and SA Music, LLC filed complaints against Amazon for copyright infringement in relation...

College Textbook Publishers, Retailers Accused of Monopolization

College textbook giants McGraw-Hill, Pearson, and Cengage, as well as book retailers Follett and Barnes & Noble, were sued in Delaware District...

Tech Giants

College Textbook Publishers, Retailers Accused of Monopolization

College textbook giants McGraw-Hill, Pearson, and Cengage, as well as book retailers Follett and Barnes & Noble, were sued in Delaware District...

Facebook Privacy Suit Returns to Trial

The privacy suit that alleged Facebook violated Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) for its use of facial-recognition software to tag friends...

Microsoft Argues Uniloc Owes Fees For Duplicative Patent Suit

Microsoft filed an opening brief in its case against Uniloc 2017 on January 15, before the Federal Circuit, appealing a court order...

Facebook Sued for Shutting Out Competition

On January 16, plaintiffs Reveal Chat Holdco LLC, et al filed a class action complaint against defendant Facebook alleging antitrust violations. Plaintiffs are represented by...

Twitter Apologizes After Ad Targeting Revelations

In the latest in a years-long debate over the relationship between social media, advertising, and free speech, Twitter has apologized for letting...

Chrome to Drop Tracking Cookies by 2022

On January 14, Google announced that it would be dropping third-party cookies on its platform by 2022. The plan will bring Google...

Emerging Tech

Telegram and SEC Crypto Debate Continues

Both the Securities and Exchange Commission and messaging app Telegram filed motions for summary judgment in the ongoing securities fraud case concerning Telegram’s initial coin offering (ICO) as it pivots from messaging to cryptocurrency. In October, the...

Three Lawsuits Filed Against Amazon For Music Streaming

In three related cases, plaintiffs Ray Henderson Music Co., Four Jays Music Company, and SA Music, LLC filed complaints against Amazon for copyright infringement in relation...

College Textbook Publishers, Retailers Accused of Monopolization

College textbook giants McGraw-Hill, Pearson, and Cengage, as well as book retailers Follett and Barnes & Noble, were sued in Delaware District...

Telegram and SEC Crypto Debate Continues

Both the Securities and Exchange Commission and messaging app Telegram filed motions for summary judgment in the ongoing securities fraud case concerning...

Facebook Privacy Suit Returns to Trial

The privacy suit that alleged Facebook violated Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) for its use of facial-recognition software to tag friends...

Around Law Street

Senators ask FTC to look into Amazon for Capital One Hack

Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Elizabeth Warren (D- Mass.) have asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate Amazon.com, Inc. to see if the...

Google Set To Offer Checking Account Service

On November 13, Google announced that it will offer personal checking accounts in 2020 through its Google Pay app; the project is code-named Cache....

NSO Employees Sue Facebook for Deleting Accounts

Late in October, WhatsApp, a Facebook-owned social media company, sued NSO Group, an Israeli technology firm, for abusing a flaw in WhatsApp’s...

FBI Warns Consumers About Smart TV Security Risks

The Oregon branch of the Federal Bureau of Investigation posted a press release warning of the potential dangers of smart TVs in the lead...

Spotify Will Suspend Political Ads in 2020

On December 27, Spotify announced that it would stop selling political ads on the ad-supported version of its platform beginning in early...

easyGroup Sues Airline Easyfly and Third-Party Ticket Promoters For Trademark Infringement

easyGroup, a British corporation, filed a complaint on January 7 in the Southern District of Florida for trademark infringement, counterfeiting of trademark, false designation...

Three Lawsuits Filed Against Amazon For Music Streaming

In three related cases, plaintiffs Ray Henderson Music Co., Four Jays Music Company, and SA Music, LLC filed complaints against Amazon for copyright infringement in relation...

Former Twitter Employees Accused of Espionage

Ahmad Abouammo was arrested on November 5 for obstruction of justice and acting as an agent of a foreign government without the...

FCC to Auction C-Band Spectrum; Satellite Industry Reacts

On November 18, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that it will have a public auction for rights to electromagnetic spectrum in...

Intellectual Property

Three Lawsuits Filed Against Amazon For Music Streaming

In three related cases, plaintiffs Ray Henderson Music Co., Four Jays Music Company, and SA Music, LLC filed complaints against Amazon for copyright infringement in relation...

Law Firm Sued for Malpractice, Cover-Up

Plaintiff Muzik, Inc. filed a complaint against defendant law firm Perkins Coie LLP for legal malpractice and fraud. The suit was filed...

IBM Joins Anti-Troll LOT Network

On January 14, IBM announced it was joining the LOT Network, a non-profit group of companies creating protective measures for its members against patent assertion...

Policy

Trans-Atlantic Tech Tax Feud Escalates

Trade tensions between the United States and the United Kingdom grew over a proposed tax on large, worldwide technology companies, many of...

Independent Cinemas File Amicus Brief In Paramount Decree Case

Independent Cinema Alliance (ICA), an advocacy group, filed an amicus brief in opposition to the Department of Justice’s motion to terminate the...

Intuit Sued For Misleading Taxpayers Away from Free Options

On January 20, plaintiff Christian Williams filed a class action complaint against defendant Intuit arising from “Intuit’s campaign to intentionally divert and deceive lower income...

Cybersecurity

Bezos Phone Hack is the Latest High-Profile Breach

The phone of Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, was reportedly hacked in May 2018 after Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman messaged...

DoJ, Apple Encryption Backdoor Battle Renewed

A renewed skirmish over iPhone encryption is heating up between Apple and the Department of Justice this week. On Monday...

Senators Move to Subsidize Huawei Competitors for 5G

Six Senators crossing party lines introduced a bill Wednesday that would set aside $1.25 billion over the next decade for investment in...