This Week In Techdirt History: May 22nd – 28th

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Five Years In the past

This week in 2017, the FCC was nonetheless doing the job challenging to disregard support for web neutrality and also ignore how phony considerably of the opposition was, even though Apple and Verizon were joining forces to lobby against the ideal to maintenance. We learned much more about how small it usually takes to be branded a risk to the FBI, and how ICE was employing Stingrays to observe down immigrants, when the DOJ was expressing an desire in prosecuting leakers and whistleblowers. This was also the week that the Supreme Court docket dealt a blow to East Texas by shutting the door on patent jurisdiction browsing.

10 A long time Ago

This 7 days in 2012, the Supreme Courtroom permitted the Tenenbaum charade to proceed by refusing to listen to the circumstance, and also requested a reconsideration of “on the internet” application patents. The choose in the Grooveshark lawsuit requested Digital Music News to maintain logs that experienced now been deleted, and an appeals court in Russia reported the social community vKontakte was liable for file sharing by people. But the largest ruling came in the Google/Oracle patent case, with a jury expressing there was no patent infrongement by Google.

Fifteen Years Ago

This 7 days in 2007, Fb was trying to position by itself as an open system for others to establish on. The spam wars have been tapering off but not since of victory towards spam, somewhat simply because folks ended up coming to conditions with it. Japan was looking into compulsory licenses for placing Tv content material on line, although CNN was providing up on its sick-fated on-line video clip services. And the EFF succeeded in putting an stop to the spate of DMCA takedowns towards films of people dancing the Electrical Slide.

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