Topic: Law

US DoT May Re-Ban In-Air Cell Phone Use
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US DoT May Re-Ban In-Air Cell Phone Use

Last year, the Federal Communications Commission, or FCC, made a few announcements that they were changing the rules that have kept our electronic devices and cell phones stowed and powered down while flying. Those … [Read more...]

Phone Unlocking Bill Passes House, Now Awaits Obama’s Signature
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Phone Unlocking Bill Passes House, Now Awaits Obama’s Signature

A new law that would allow phone unlocking for carrier-switching customers has made it through the House, and will now head to President Obama's desk, according to GigaOM. The President, who stated that the bill will … [Read more...]

Amazon Seeks FAA Exemption to Test Delivery Drones
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Amazon Seeks FAA Exemption to Test Delivery Drones

Not long after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officially banned the use of civilian drones except for hobbyists who can keep the flying robot in sight, Amazon has filed a petition for an exemption for its own … [Read more...]

TV-Streaming Company Aereo Now Claims That it Too is a Cable Provider
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TV-Streaming Company Aereo Now Claims That it Too is a Cable Provider

Earlier this week, tv-streaming company Aereo, which recently found itself being deemed illegal by the United States Supreme Court, filed a letter with a New York district court indicating that the company now considers … [Read more...]

TV Streaming Company Aereo Loses to Supreme Court Over Right to Operate
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TV Streaming Company Aereo Loses to Supreme Court Over Right to Operate

Earlier today, the United States Supreme Court issued a very damning ruling for TV streaming service Aereo, and other major network broadcasters. The court ruled that it will reverse the recent ruling that Aereo was … [Read more...]

New Legislation Takes Aim at FCC & Net “Fast Lanes”
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New Legislation Takes Aim at FCC & Net “Fast Lanes”

The situation regarding the FCC’s ineptitude over net neutrality has been making headlines lately, with the commission having essentially capitulated to the lobbyists employed by ISPs and preparing to allow them to … [Read more...]

The Symbol for Pi is Somehow Trademarked, Which Led to Pulled Products on Zazzle
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The Symbol for Pi is Somehow Trademarked, Which Led to Pulled Products on Zazzle

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) regularly comes under fire for letting questionable trademarks and patents slip through the cracks, and this story adds another doozy to the pile. The symbol for … [Read more...]

FCC May Change Minimum Speed Requirements for ‘Broadband’ Internet Access
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FCC May Change Minimum Speed Requirements for ‘Broadband’ Internet Access

The term "broadband Internet" may take on a whole new meaning, according to a report from The Washington Post. As it stands today, an Internet service provider must provide a connection that is at least 4 megabits … [Read more...]

Google’s Self-Driving Cars Could Wreck Law Enforcement Budgets
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Google’s Self-Driving Cars Could Wreck Law Enforcement Budgets

Imagine a world with few traffic citations, if any. No speeding cars. No illegal u-turns. No "California stops." That's what the future of autonomous cars could bring. Sounds great right? It could be -- unless you … [Read more...]

Samsung Found Guilty in Patent Case, Ordered to Pay $119.6 million to Apple
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Samsung Found Guilty in Patent Case, Ordered to Pay $119.6 million to Apple

A federal court jury in California has concluded that Samsung has violated multiple smartphone patents held by Apple. This weekend’s news arrives after several months of ongoing patent wars between Apple and Samsung, … [Read more...]