STLR Link Roundup – January 29, 2010

The latest on the STLR radar:

  • Ephemerallaw assess the chances of Microsoft being sued for the Internet Explorer 6 vulnerability involved in the hacks recently suffered by Google, Adobe and other major companies.
  • reports that search engine Baidu, Google’s arch-rival in China, has won a piracy case brought by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry for linking to illegal music downloads.
  • As Apple launches its latest handheld device, Erblawg reports on Apple’s battle again Fujitsu for the “iPad” trademark.
  • The US District Court for the North District of Georgia upholds the forum selection clause in the Facebook User Agreement in copyright infringment suit, writes Eric Goldman on the Technology & Marketing Law Blog.
  • Keeping with Facebook, OUT-Law reports that the Canadian Privacy Commissioner is investigating Facebook’s reponse to its earlier investigation into the social networking site’s privacy policy. See also the New York Times advice on the three Facebook settings every user should check now.
  • The European competition watchdog has finally cleared Oracle’s $7.4bn purchase of Sun Microsystems, reports the Financial Times (See our post on the backstory here).
  • And on a related note, Microsoft warns Google that it is likely to come up against the EU Commissions over anti-trust issues sooner or later, reports E-Commerce Times.
  • Californians with medical marijuana prescriptions can now carry any amount of pot, rules the California Supreme Court. Report by Court House News.

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