STLR Link Roundup – February 19, 2010

The latest on the STLR radar:

  • As it launches its cloud computing platform, Azure, Microsoft calls for federal regulation to clarify many of the open legal questions surrounding cloud computing, says the MTTLR Blog.
  • Ten years after it applies, TiVo is granted patent for season pass subscriptions, writes Gizmodo (see our recent post on TiVo’s patent battle with Microsoft here).
  • INFO/LAW recommends a Paul Ohm paper arguing that statistical techniques are eroding the effectiveness of anonymization of data, with great implications for privacy law.
  • The Third Circuit revives the hopes of Mr. and Mrs. Boring, who sued Google in trespass after a Google Street View car drove down their private driveway, writes Eric Goldman.
  • Ephemerallaw reports on the looming compliance deadline for the Massachusetts Data Security Law.
  • Mashable reports that the U.S. Department of Justice and the European Commission have given the go-ahead to the Microsoft-Yahoo deal that will see Yahoo’s search engine powered by Bing technology.
  • The controversy surrounding Google’s Buzz is not confined to the U.S. (see our post): the Canadian Office of the Privacy Commissioner is also taking a look, says CBC News.
  • Further afield, Indian IP blog Spicy IP considers whether the Indian Reprographic Rights Organisation (IRRO) might challenge the Google Books settlement, on the basis on India’s stricter “fair use” standard.
  • And also in Europe, Out-Law gives a round-up of just-decided and upcoming litigation involving trademarks and keywords.

Leave a Reply