The latest on the STLR radar:
- Ephemeral Law takes a look at the court documents in Microsoft’s challenge to the Waledac botnet, which it describes as on the “cutting edge of legal efforts to shut down hacking operations.”
- The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Department of Justice is stepping up its antitrust investigation into technology firms’ “no-poach” policy and salary fixing.
- Eric Goldman reports on a decision of the California Court of Appeals rejecting an argument that a California statute prohibiting eavesdropping precluded admitting Yahoo! chat logs in evidence.
- Why the anti-commons aren’t so tragic, from Patent Docs.
- The MTTLR Blog writes about falsely-convicted victims of DNA forensics errors.
- Wired: a new malware scam threatens BitTorrent with copyright infringement suits.
- Spicy-IP blogs about BioPiracy – the practice of mining the traditional knowledge of indigenous communities for biological and medicinal patents – in Africa.
- Feature from The Register: the Russian Association of Electronic Communications promises to crack down on spam and cybercrime.
- British Election special: the mother of British hacker Gary McKinnon, who was at the heart of a recent UK-US extradition battle, has announced that she will run against Chancellor Jack Straw in the upcoming parliamentary elections, from bbc.co.uk.