Emily Ashcraft

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“This Land is Your Land” Will Remain Private Property

In an order signed on February 28, a federal judge ruled that the song “This Land is Your Land” or “This Land” will remain privately owned. In 2016, a musical group...

Company Sues Uber and Lyft with Patents Recently Acquired from IBM

Uber and Lyft were both served a complaint by Quartz Auto Technologies for patent infringement. The complaint states that each of these patents was owned by IBM, but were assigned to Quartz Auto Technologies LLC...

Apple Could Pay $25 to iPhone Users Whose Devices Slowed After Update

A proposed settlement would require Apple to pay between $310 and $500 million to iPhone owners impacted by the iOS 10.2.1 and 11.2.0 updates, which allegedly caused some iPhones to slow down. Under the proposed...

Bill to Replace Network Gear from Huawei and ZTE Passes Congress

The Senate passed HR4998 Friday with a voice vote. The bill, which passed the House in December, would give $1 billion in funding to help Internet Service Providers replace network gear from potential dangerous actors,...

Facebook Takes Legal Action Against OneAudience for Harvesting User Data

Facebook filed a lawsuit against OneAudience, a mobile data analytics company, in the Northern District of California Thursday for allegedly harvesting data from users who logged in to other apps using their Facebook accounts. Facebook...

Spotify Faces Misclassification Lawsuit From Former Employee

Matthew Elias was employed by Spotify for approximately two years. He alleges that approximately one year into the employment he was reclassified as an independent contractor without changing his role, title, or compensation. He claims...