Friday, January 20, 2012

Week in Review

This week was nothing short of historic in the context of technology and the law. Wikipedia, Google, and others blacked out or censored their sites in protest of anti-piracy bills in the House and Senate.  Apple unveiled technology that could change the world of education.  Facebook introduced new apps that help users share even more information about themselves - yes, apparently it is possible. 

Technology and the Law
Internet Blackout Causes 18 Senators to Flee from PIPA (Forbes) (NYTimes) (FastCo)
U.S. Shuts Down MegaUpload, Charges Kim Dotcom, 6 Others with Piracy (Forbes) (WSJ)
Judge Says Defendant's Facebook Post Didn't Influence Her Sentencing Decision (ABAJournal)

Technology and the Workplace
Commercial Driver Hand-Held Cell Phone Ban Takes Effect (EmployerLawReport)
Judge Rules LinkedIn Connections Do Not Qualify as Trade Secrets (WSJ)
HP and Apple Compete to Provide Tablets in the Workplace (FastCo)
Massachusetts State Senate Recommends Passage of Bill Providing Leave to Victims of Domestic Violence (MintzLevin)
"Black Swan" Unpaid Interns Raising Legal Issues (OvertimeAdvisor)

There's an App for That
Apple Unveils App and Tools for Digital Textbooks (NYTimes)
More Sharing Comes to Facebook with New Apps (ABC News)
Before Tearing Out a Wall, Check Your Phone (NYTimes)
Helping Students Battle College Debt with a Facebook App (FastCo)

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