This Week In Techdirt History: May 22nd – 28th

Maria J. Smith

from the as-it-ever-was dept

5 Several years In the past

This week in 2017, the FCC was still performing really hard to ignore aid for internet neutrality and also ignore how bogus a great deal of the opposition was, whilst Apple and Verizon were being signing up for forces to lobby versus the ideal to fix. We uncovered far more about how little it will take to be branded a menace to the FBI, and how ICE was suing Stingrays to observe down immigrants, whilst the DOJ was expressing an interest in prosecuting leakers and whistleblowers. This was also the 7 days that the Supreme Court docket dealt a blow to East Texas by shutting the doorway on patent jurisdiction searching.

Ten Yrs Back

This 7 days in 2012, the Supreme Courtroom authorized the Tenenbaum charade to carry on by refusing to hear the case, and also requested a reconsideration of “on the internet” software program patents. The decide in the Grooveshark lawsuit purchased Digital New music News to preserve logs that had currently been deleted, and an appeals court in Russia explained the social network vKontakte was liable for file sharing by end users. But the biggest ruling arrived in the Google/Oracle patent scenario, with a jury saying there was no patent infrongement by Google.

Fifteen Many years In the past

This week in 2007, Fb was striving to situation alone as an open system for many others to develop on. The spam wars have been tapering off but not simply because of victory in opposition to spam, relatively due to the fact men and women were being coming to conditions with it. Japan was searching into compulsory licenses for putting Television articles on the web, although CNN was offering up on its ill-fated on the web video clip service. And the EFF succeeded in placing an stop to the spate of DMCA takedowns against movies of people dancing the Electric Slide.

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