STLR Link Roundup – January 15, 2010

Here’s the latest on the STLR radar:

  • Twitter is a source of evidence for a murder charge, reports the New York Daily News.  But could those tweets be copyrighted?  Law.com’s Law Technology News weighs in.
  • The Electronic Frontier Foundation provides a good, link-heavy analysis of the unanswered questions surrounding Google’s decision to stop censoring their Chinese services.
  • For some reason, Psystar keeps fighting Apple, posts Gizmodo.
  • Custom and Border Protection’s laptop searches may have gone too far, as revealed in a series of Freedom of Information Act requests for documents, reports Gizmodo.  EFF is looking for potential plaintiffs.
  • The Wall Street Journal Law Blog analyzes how advances in medical science have impacted the rights of surrogate mothers.
  • IBM gets the more U.S. patents than any other company for the 17th consecutive year, says MSN’s Moneycentral.  But Microsoft’s much smaller patent portfolio is worth more, reports The 271 Patent Blog.
  • The Prior Art offers a fascinating look into the jury’s decision in i4i v Microsoft, complete with juror interviews.
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