STLR Link Roundup – January 22, 2010

The latest on the STLR radar:

  • More on Google and China: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton condemned countries that use cyberattacks, reports the New York Times. Meanwhile, from the Wall Street Journal, Google affirmed its commitment both to remaining in China and to ceasing censorship of its search results.
  • The company Legal River has released online Terms of Service and Privacy Policy Generators for entrepreneurs and small businesses to use to minimize legal costs, reports the New York Times.
  • Want to use web pages as evidence? describes the risks and steps to take.
  • From the Nieman Journalism Lab: Amazon has changed its Kindle policy to allow some publishers and authors to opt out of its digital rights management (DRM) provisions.
  • A federal judge in Atlanta dumped $268,000 of e-discovery costs on the losing plaintiff in a patent infringement case, reports
  • Do you want to have a virtual appointment with your surgeon? The New York Times reports on the legal and ethical issues arising from the profusion of online medical advice.
  • Also from Patent-holding company FotoMedia is trying to have its infringement suits against many photo-sharing sites stayed or dismissed without prejudice, so that it can re-file at a later date. This attempt came after almost all FotoMedia’s patent claims disappeared after re-examination by the USTPO. Defendants Scripps Network and want to fight the case to prevent later re-filing.
  • From Gizmodo: Verizon cuts off service to alleged music- and movie-pirates.

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