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    • The War on Terrorism: FBI Wants Expanded Wiretapping Authority
      The debate over government interception of Internet communications has expanded to a new technology, namely Voice over Internet Protocol ("VoIP") transmissions. Indeed, representatives of the FBI's Electronic Surveillance Technology Section in Chantilly, Virginia have been meeting secretly with the Federal Communications Commission since July, 2003, exploring ways to provide the FBI with more regulatory authority to "wiretap" Internet communications, and in particular VoIP transmissions.

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    • EPA: Supreme Court Says Protect The Environment

      There is a sense of double irony in the fact that the United States Supreme Court has just ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency must do more to protect the environment.

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    • List of Communications Highlights for 2006

      We've assembled some of the top issues in the communications field that have appeared in the Legal Technology Center over the course of the past year, and we offer them up so you can relive the highs and lows that were 2006.  

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    • Tech Tips: Alternative Workspaces
      Technology tips on gadget gift giving and setting up alternative workspaces for lawyers.

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    • Ruling Clears Way For Computer Animations

      If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a computer-generated animation is no doubt a powerful courtroom tool. But while the use of CGAs is becoming more common in litigation to illustrate the testimony of expert witnesses, their admissibility in many states remains uncertain.

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    • The Web is Not a Legal Quagmire

      If you're a Web provider, publisher, author, or developer and you peruse the popular press, your sleep is probably punctuated by kafkaesque nightmares in which legions of lawyers swoop down upon you in some sort of horrific CourtTV remake of The Birds.

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    • Internet Law Update: Grok Down, Pop Up
      June 27 fetched two huge Internet law decisions: the U.S. Supreme Court's MGM v. Grokster decision and the Second Circuit's 1-800 Contacts v. WhenU.com decision. In copyright law, the Supreme Court held that conduct manifesting inducement of copyright infringement is sufficient to hold liable P2P Companies that distribute software used primarily to infringe copyrighted works. In trademark law, the Second Circuit held that using a website address to generate competing pop-up ads does not constitute a "use in commerce" sufficient to support trademark infringement. The words in these two decisions are likely to bleed onto the pages of copyright and trademark law briefs for some time-the rulings are that big.

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    • Pop Up Madness: Does IP Law Really Care?

      Everyone's mad about pop-up ads. But does such madness translate into infringement under copyright or trademark law?  

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    • Land's End Gets Trial in Unusual 'Typosquatting' Case
      Retailer Land's End will get a trial in its case against defendants accused of profiting from the company's online affiliate program through a scheme that gave "typosquatting" a new twist."Typosquatting" is the practice of registering misspellings of famous trademarks as domain names. Most typosquatters do this to divert Internet users who are seeking the trademark owner's Web site or to attempt to sell the domain name to the trademark owner.

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    • The Case Against Digitally Recorded Evidence

      In recent criminal cases, the prosecution has given the defense compact discs, supposed copies of audio recordings which the prosecution intends to use in evidence. In the instances when the original recordings were made on analog cassettes, an important legal question arises: Are the digital CDs true copies of original evidence?

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