The US Supreme Court has ruled that laws protecting net neutrality are legal. Unfortunately, those are the laws that were already scrapped.
A recent Supreme Court of Canada ruling could have major implications for any potential file-sharing cases in the future.
There’s been a big development in the battle against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). German judges have ruled against its key Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provisions, saying that there was no need for such a court and that regular courts were sufficient.
By Drew Wilson Last week, a German court ruled that Internet access is “essential” for every day life. If someone’s access is disrupted, they are entitled to compensation. While it may sound mildly interesting on the surface, there’s the fact that current trade agreements being negotiated could allow rightsholders to disconnect users after repeated infringement. […]
The Supreme court of Canada has been quite busy recently. A number of decisions have been handed down that affects royalties and when creators can collect on such royalties and when the law simply doesn’t apply. There’s quite a lot in these decisions that did benefit consumers.
The major PSN outage that saw 70-77 million users data compromised certainly was looking to be one of Sony’s more expensive messes. With governments expressing concern over users identities and a lawsuit already filed against the company, it looked like certain disaster until a recent supreme court ruling was made in a separate case.
It’s been a while since we were able to report on anything in the Tenenbaum case, but news has broke today that the Joel Tenenbaum case took an interesting turn. A judge called the $675,000 fine “unconstitutionally excessive” and slashed it by a factor of ten to $67,500.