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FTC Exposes Certification Flaws with TRUSTe Seals

TRUSTe, Inc.’s online certifications are not always trustworthy according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The FTC found, and TRUSTe agreed, that the company misled consumers in two respects. First, TRUSTe failed to…more
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Americans Don't Believe They Control Their Personal Information

Americans overwhelmingly have no confidence that they have control over their personal information, regardless of whether the information is collected by the government or corporations, a new Pew Research Center report found…more
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Sirius Can't Enforce Arbitration Agreement Against Vehicle Owner

A satellite radio provider cannot force arbitration of a dispute over unsolicited telephone calls because a buyer of a new vehicle cannot be expected to understand that purchasing a new vehicle would bind him to the radio…more
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FTC Hits Patent Troll and Its law Firm for Deceptive Practices

A patent troll company, its sole owner, and its law firm agreed that they engaged in deceptive practices according to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) after they sent out to thousands of small businesses…more
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WWE May Seize Goods from Unnamed Counterfeiters at its Events

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE) may seize unauthorized merchandise sold around its live events without giving to the court in advance the names of those making the illicit sales. Whether the seizures may actually be…more
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Faculty Member’s Criticism of Community College Is Protected Speech

The president of a community college’s adjunct faculty union, who was fired after she sent a letter critical of the college, stated a cause of action for retaliatory discharge, the Seventh Circuit found. Robin Meade sent a…more
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AT&T Mobility's Data Throttling Is Deceptive Practice, FTC Claims

AT&T Mobility throttled the data for millions of its customers who signed up for “unlimited” data plans even though the customers were told their use would not be limited, the Federal Trade Commission charged in a…more
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Courts Must Look to Each Infringement for Copyright Statute of Limitations

Determining whether a copyright cause of action falls within the three-year statute of limitations requires looking to see if any infringement occurred during the three years prior to the filing date of the case, the Seventh…more
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Failure to Take Steps to Protect Trade Secrets Fatal to Breach Claim

A company that designed an enclosure for electronic tablets cannot sue a manufacturer with whom it shared the design pursuant to a confidentiality agreement because the disclosing company failed to take reasonable measures to…more
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Parents May Be Liable for Son's Fake Facebook Page

The parents of a 13-year-old may be liable for negligence by failing to compel their son to remove a fake Facebook page that remained online for nearly a year, when the Facebook page contained libelous, racist, and sexual…more
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Company Says President Obama's MyRA Infringes on its Trademark

A company that markets self-direct individual retirement accounts has filed an unfair competition and trademark infringement action against the United States over the use of the term “myRA” for the starter savings account…more
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No Privacy Expectation or Defamation for TV Reporter For Poolside Video

A television reporter videotaped in her halter top at the pool of a person of interest in a notorious missing person case cannot sue a rival station for defamation, invasion of privacy, or the loss of her job, an Illinois…more
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Sirius XM Playing Pre-1972 Songs Violates California Copyright Statute

Two of the founders of The Turtles won a summary judgment on the issue of liability against Sirius XM Radio Inc., finding the satellite service liable because it did not have the right to broadcast the band’s original…more
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FTC Shuts Down Bitcoin Mining Equipment Provider

For some miners of Bitcoins who got the shaft from Butterfly Labs, the Federal Trade Commission offered some solace by obtaining a court order to shut down the company and freezing its assets. The FTC sued BF Labs, Inc.,…more
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CDA No Bar to Claim for Negligent Failure to Warn Website Users

A claim that a website negligently failed to warn users about sexual predators contacting and raping women who used the site is not barred by the Communications Decency Act (CDA), the Ninth Circuit found. The appellate court…more
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