STLR Link Roundup – April 16, 2010

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.
  • 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.

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