Story Titles from the Tech Law Journal Daily E-Mail Alert, by Issue.
July - December, 2002
Alert No. 574, Tuesday, December 24.
Frist Elected Senate Majority Leader
District Court Rules Microsoft Must Carry Sun's Java
Administrative Law Judge Concludes Mitnick Has Been Rehabilitated
Sendo Files Complaint Against Microsoft
DC Circuit Rules in Pole Attachments Act Case
FCC Approves Long Distance Application for Nine Western States
BSA Recommends Funding Levels for Cyber Security
Holiday Reading List
Alert No. 573, Monday, December 23.
Where Sen. Frist Stands on Tech Issues
Divided 11th Circuit Denies Rehearing En Banc in Covad v. BellSouth
Court Rules No Duty to Defend/Indemnify in Patent Case Based on Advertising Injury Clause
GAO Reports on E-Government Initiatives
CCIA and SIIA Seek to Appeal as Amici in Microsoft Case
Associate USTR Addresses Free Trade, FTAs and Technology
Alert No. 572, Friday, December 20.
DOJ OIG Report Criticizes FBI Management of IT Resources
Greenspan Addresses Monetary Policy and Technology
Defense Department Releases Report on Information Privacy
Cable and Consumer Electronics Companies Announce DTV Agreement
FCC Approves Long Distance Applications for California, Florida and Tennessee
DC Court Rules in USTR FOIA Case
8th Circuit Rules in Copyright Case
Alert No. 571, Thursday, December 19.
Federal Circuit to Rehear Elan v. Mayo En Banc
Indictment Alleges Dallas Computer Business Was Funded by Middle Eastern Terrorist
FTC Amends Telemarketing Sales Rule
Treasury Official Addresses R&D Tax Credit Rulemaking
Alert No. 570, Wednesday, December 18.
Bush Signs E-Government Act
FCC Releases Semiannual Broadband Data Report
EPIC Files FOIA Complaint and TRO Motion Against DOD Seeking Total Information Awareness Records
EPIC Files Amicus Brief in USA v. Bach
Jury Acquits ElcomSoft in DMCA Anticircumvention Case
FTC and DOJ Support Grant of Certiorari in Verizon v. Trinko Antitrust Case
State Department Official Addresses Trans-Atlantic Trade
Tom Ridge Discusses Cyber Security with Government Employees
Tech Crime Report
Alert No. 569, Tuesday, December 17.
5th Circuit Rules in Brittan v. Southwestern Bell
7th Circuit Rules R&D Tax Credit Does Not Apply to Software Development
Alert No. 568, Monday, December 16.
4th Circuit Rules in Internet Jurisdiction Case
5th Circuit Rules in Online Gambling Case
SEC Amends Rule for Internet Investment Advisers
Alert No. 567, Friday, December 13.
US and Chile Negotiate FTA
USTR Reports to Congress on PR China's WTO Compliance
EPIC Files FOIA Complaint Re DOT Database
Treasury Official Addresses International Tax Policy
So, Just What Are All of These FCC Broadband Proceedings About Anyway?
Martin Offers Proposal for Resolution of Pending FCC Broadband Proceedings
Alert No. 566, Thursday, December 12.
NTIA Director Victory Addresses Spectrum Management
DOJ Official Comments on EchoStar DirecTV Merger
FCC Announces Notice of Inquiry Re More Spectrum for Unlicensed Use
Sen. Enzi Plans to Reintroduce Export Administration Act in 108th Congress
Tenhula Named Director of FCC Spectrum Policy Task Force
Alert No. 565, Wednesday, December 11.
FCC Postpones Meeting Because of Weather
Powell and Victory Meet to Discuss Spectrum Management
FTC Chairman Muris Speaks on Antitrust Law
Bush Names Tech Sector Representatives to Trade Agreement Advisory Committee
NCTA Debates Content Providers on Openness of Internet
EchoStar and DirecTV Terminate Proposed Merger
Bush Picks New SEC Chairman
Alert No. 564, Tuesday, December 10.
FCC Releases Local Phone Competition Data
High Court Rules Australia Has Jurisdiction Over Dow Jones Based on Web Site
Alert No. 563, Monday, December 9.
O'Neill and Lindsey Resign
FCC's NRIC Proposes Security Measures for Telecoms and ISPs
9th Circuit Dismisses Appeal in Knisley v. Network Associates
6th Circuit Buries Protectionist Statute in Tennessee Casket Case
Alert No. 562, Friday, December 6.
7th Circuit Reverses in FutureSource v. Reuters
Indictment Charges Theft of Trade Secrets from Transmeta, Sun, NEC & Trident
Wal-Mart Withdraws Subpoena in DMCA Dispute
Alert No. 561, Thursday, December 5.
Bush Signs Dot Kids Bill
FCC Announces Agenda for Open Meeting
WorldCom and AT&T Seek Cert in USTA v. FCC
Court Holds California PUC Does Not Have Jurisdiction Over Unfair Competition Complaints
Bush Names McCallum Associate Attorney General
Alert No. 560, Wednesday, December 4.
Adelstein Sworn In as FCC Commissioner
WalMart Obtains DMCA Subpoena to Obtain Identity of Poster of Advertised Price Data
SEC Fines Broker Dealers $8,250,000 for Failure to Save E-Mail
SEC Files Complaint Against Former FVC Executives
Alert No. 559, Tuesday, December 3.
GAO Reports on Internet Porm
GAO Reports on Digital TV
GAO Reports on Internet Gambling
West Virginia to Appeal in Microsoft Antitrust Case
Supreme Court Asks Solicitor General for Brief in SBCCI v. Veeck Copyright Case
Alert No. 558, Monday, December 2.
US To Propose Tariff Reductions to WTO
District Court Issues Judgment Against WorldCom
Genuity Files Chapter 11 Petition
Bush Signs Cyber Security Research and Development Act
Massachusetts to Appeal in Microsoft Case
District Court Issues Order in FOIA Case Re PATRIOT Act
Consumers Union Criticizes FCC Protection of Cable Industry
Alert No. 557, Tuesday, November 26.
California Has No Personal Jurisdiction Over Non Resident DeCSS Poster
SEC Sues Siebel for Regulation FD Violation
9th Circuit Rules on Duty to Defend Suit Brought Under 106A of the Copyright Act
FCC Seeks Comments on Spectrum Policy Task Force Report
IP Groups Write OMB Director Re USPTO Funding
Judge Posner Offers an Economic Theory of Creation of Intellectual Property Rights
GAO Report Criticizes DOJ Info Tech Management
Alert No. 556, Monday, November 25.
O'Neill Says India's Tech Sector Needs Less Regulation
Crichton Novel on Nanotechnology Goes on Sale
Recording Industry Plaintiffs File Contempt Motion Against Madster
Alert No. 555, Friday, November 22.
EU Releases Report on US Barriers to Trade
SBC Offers UNE Proposal to FCC
DOJ and Microsoft Pick Settlement Watchers
Zoellick Discusses Trade in the Philippines
Alert No. 554, Thursday, November 21.
Boxer and Allen to Propose Legislation to Require Allocation of Unlicensed Spectrum
Alert No. 553, Wednesday, November 20.
USTR Announces Agreement for FTA with Singapore
Greenspan Explains Resiliency of Financial Markets to Collapse in Telecom Sector
Senate Passes Homeland Security Bill
House Committee Holds Hearing on Lack of Computer Security at Federal Agencies
Congress Passes Small Webcaster Amendments Act
Alert No. 552, Tuesday, November 19.
FISA Appeals Court Reverses FISA Lower Court
8th Circuit Holds 4th Amendment Does Not Require Presence of Officer at ISP Searches
FCC Releases Spectrum Policy Task Force Report
FCC Releases OPP Paper With Spectrum Reform Proposal
Alert No. 551, Monday, November 18.
Congress Passes NSF Authorization Bill
DOJ and EU Grant Antitrust Clearance to 3G Patent Platforms
11th Circuit Rules on FCC Pole Attachments Rates
Dam Addresses International Tax Policy
Court Holds New York's Ban on Internet Wine Sales Is Unconstitutional
FCC Releases ITS NPRM
Tech Crime and Fraud Report
Alert No. 550, Friday, November 15.
Senate Approves Dot Kids Bill
House Approves New Version of Homeland Security Act
FCC Releases AT&T Comcast Order
Federalist Society Panel Discusses Privacy and Telecommunications
FCC Relieves Winning Bidders in Auction 35
Alert No. 549, Thursday, November 14.
FCC and DOJ Approve AT&T Comcast Merger
Greenspan Testifies on Economic Outlook
USTR Plans FTA Negotiations with Australia
Tech Crime & Fraud Report
Alert No. 548, Wednesday, November 13.
House Approves Cyber Security R&D Act
District Court Enters Final Judgment in Microsoft Case
Ballmer Speaks in Washington DC
FRB Governors Address Technology and Economy
Supreme Court Vacates Judgment in Intermatic v. Lamson & Sessions
Supreme Court to Hear CIPA Case
FTC Commissioner O'Leary Addresses Antitrust
European Commissioner Addresses Tech Issues
DOT's Proposed Rule Changes Do Not Include Regulation of Internet Sales of Airline Tickets
Alert No. 547, Tuesday, November 12.
Steve Ballmer to Speak Today at Brookings Institute
DC Circuit Vacates FCC's Video Description Rules
MPAA v. FCC and Web Pages
Alert No. 546, Monday, November 11.
House to Take Up Cyber Security Research and Development Act
DOJ and Microsoft File Revised Settlement
State Department Official Addresses IPR in India
FCC Adopts 3G Order and NRPM
FCC Adopts Intelligent Transportation Systems NPRM
Alert No. 545, Friday, November 8.
FCC Announces Report on Spectrum Policy
FCC Announces Another EEO Rulemaking for Broadcasters
Federal Judiciary Opposes Application of E-SIGN Act to Court Filings
First Circuit Rules in Copyright Damages Case
Sixth Circuit Rules in Verizon v. Strand
USPTO Releases Interpretation of Amendments to Section 102 of Patent Act
Alert No. 544, Thursday, November 7.
FTC Commissioner Swindle Addresses Information and Network Security
Sen. Grassley to Pursue Solution of FSC/ETI Dispute
Microsoft Offers Legislative Recommendations to Congress
EPIC Urges Universities Not to Monitor P2P Networks for Piracy
FCC Does Not Require AT&T and Comcast to Publicly Disclose ISP Agreement With AOL
Alert No. 543, Wednesday, November 6.
SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt Resigns
Control of Senate Switches to Republicans
Republicans Retain Control of House
High Tech Broadband Coalition Lobbies FCC
USTR Zoellick Writes Congress Re Trade Negotiations
Alert No. 542, Tuesday, November 5.
Commerce Department Official Addresses IT Issues
Virginia Court Affirms Denial of Motion to Quash Subpoena for AOL Records on Anonymous Poster
6th Circuit Rules on Insurance Defense and Patent Suits
3rd Circuit Rules on Bankruptcy Jurisdiction in Learnout & Hauspie Case
Supreme Court News
PFF Releases Report Ranking States in Use of IT
GAO Reports on Federal Agency Transfer of Intellectual Property
Alert No. 541, Monday, November 4.
District Court Approves Microsoft Settlement
Reactions to the Microsoft Rulings
EPIC Report Criticizes P3P
President Signs Bill Containing Tech Related Provisions
District Court Enjoins Aimster
IIPA Submits Special 301 Out of Cycle Recommendations to USTR
Alert No. 540, Friday, November 1.
Judge Kotelly to Release Rulings in Microsoft Cases on Friday at 4:30
FCC Announces Agenda for November 7 Meeting
DOJ and States Sue to Block Echostar Directv Merger
GAO Reports on Competition Between Cable and DBS
Greenspan Addresses Education, Knowledge, Innovation and Technology
Tech Crime Report
Alert No. 539, Thursday, October 31.
Powell Addresses Spectrum Policy
FCC Approves Verizon's Virginia Long Distance Application
GAO Reports on Government Use of Personal Information
US Ambassador Addresses IT in India
CDT Releases Paper on ICANN Reform
IRS Enters Into Agreement with Electronic Tax Preparation Consortium
US and EU Release Best Practices for Merger Reviews
Alert No. 538, Wednesday, October 30.
District Court Holds ADA Does Not Apply to Web Site
NIST Releases Guidelines for Federal Cyber Security
DOJ Recommends Approval of SBC Long Distance Application for California
9th Circuit Rules on SLUSA Pre-emption of State Fraud Claims
7th Circuit Reverses Judgment Against Cable Pirates
Microsoft Discusses Regulatory Treatment of Internet Services with FCC
Alert No. 537, Tuesday, October 29.
Rep. Boucher Writes AG Ashcroft In Support of Echstar Directv Merger
Cato Criticizes High Tech Pork
Appeals Court Affirms Dismissal of Class Action Antitrust Suit Against MSFT & OEMs
DC Circuit Rules in Comptel v. FCC
GAO Reports on Monitoring of Employee Computer Use
USPTO Schedules Roundtables on Small Business Views on Foreign Patent Challenges
Alert No. 536, Monday, October 28.
DOJ Recommends Approval of BellSouth Long Distance Applications for Florida and Tennessee
APEC Forum Produces Digital Economy Statement
FTC Official Addresses Merger Enforcement
District Court Enjoins Insider Traders
Sniper Capture Spurs Debate over Databases and Privacy
FCC Approves Transfer of Licenses to Intelsat
Alert No. 535, Friday, October 25.
FRB Vice Chairman Addresses Impact of Computer and Software Technology on Productivity Gains
Colin Powell Addresses Digital Divide
House Committee Releases DOJ Responses to Questions About USA PATRIOT Act
EPIC Files Complaint Against DOJ Seeking Records Relating to Implementation of USA PATRIOT Act
Alert No. 534, Thursday, October 24.
Greenspan Addresses Productivity Gains and Technological Innovation
USTR Offers Recommendations to Japan
Treasury Official Praises Korea's Policies and Tech Driven Economy
Bush Advocates Senate Passage of Bill Regarding Computer Generated Images
Alert No. 533, Wednesday, October 23.
DC Circuit Largely Affirms FCC's Massachusetts 271 Approval
DOJ Recommends Approval of Qwest Long Distance Application
Federal Circuit Rules in Patent Infringement Case
Powell Addresses DTV
FCC Releases UWB Study
BIS Announces ISTAC Meeting
GAO Reports on Grants Funded by H1B Visa Fees
FCC Receives Comments Regarding CPNI
Alert No. 532, Tuesday, October 22.
Legislators Introduce Tech Related Bills
Rep. Honda Introduces Nanotech Bill
Sen. McCain Introduces Telecom Ownership Diversification Bill
McCain & Feingold Propose Vouchers for Broadcast Political Ads
Supreme Court Tech News
Alert No. 531, Monday, October 21.
AT&T Files Petition to Re-Regulate Special Access Charges
Commerce Officials Address Role of Government in Nanotech
7th Circuit Upholds Mandatory Arbitration Clause in AT&T Consumer Contract
7th Circuit Amends Trademark Metatags Opinion
Federal Circuit Rules in Patent Case Involving LED Display
NTIA Director Addresses Wireless Broadband Issues
SEC Official Addresses Internet Advisor Rule
USTR Submits Comment to WTO Re Trade Remedy Rules
USTR to Hold Hearing on Central American FTA
Alert No. 530, Tuesday, October 15.
Juster Addresses Export Controls
ATP Announces Awards for 2002
FBI Memo Lists Problems with FISA E-Mail and Cell Phone Surveillance
Cox and Wyden Introduce Global Internet Freedom Act
Alert No. 529, Monday, October 14.
Reps. Upton and Tauzin Introduce Spectrum Reallocation Bill
Rep. Terry Introduces Bill to Create Rural Issues Advisory Board at FCC
Bills Introduced to Give Local Government More Control over Broadcast and Cellular Towers
NTIA Seeks Comments on Wills & Trusts Exception to E-SIGN Act
Copyright Office Seeks Comments on DMCA Anti Circumvention Exemptions
Alert No. 528, Friday, October 11.
Commerce Secretary Evans Writes Powell Re Auction 35
USTR Seeks Comments Special 301 Identifications
FCC Declines to Approve EchoStar DirectTV Merger
FCC Adopts Technology for Digital AM/FM Broadcasting
SEC Files Complaint Against Lernout & Hauspie
SEC Files Another WorldCom Complaint
Movie and Music Industry Write to Universities About P2P Piracy
Alert No. 527, Thursday, October 10.
Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument Re Copyright Term Extension Act
Commerce Department Official Addresses Regional Technology Development
SBC Fined $6 Million for Failing to Provide Shared Transport
FCC and AT&T Enter Into E911 Consent Decree
Alert No. 526, Wednesday, October 9.
Senate Passes Conference Report on DOJ Authorization Bill
House Passes Small Webcaster Amendments Act of 2002
Deputy Treasury Secretary Addresses FSC/ETI and WTO Rulings
SEC Brings Insider Trading Case Against Software Exec
Alert No. 525, Tuesday, October 8.
Markle Report Offers Recommendations on Homeland Security Information Issues
House Passes Federal Agency Privacy Bill
Greenspan Addresses Importance of Computing, Databases and Data Mining to Banking System
1st Circuit Rules on Insurer's Duty to Defend Open Software Foundation
Alert No. 524, Monday, October 7.
Posner Opinion Provides Economic Analysis of Trademark, Dilution & Cybersquatting
NIST Publishes Computer Security Guides
Rep. Israel Introduces Bill to Expand Tax Deduction for Computer Contributions
Alert No. 523, Friday, October 4.
Charles James to Leave Antitrust Division
Fed Vice Chairman Addresses Post 9/11 Continuity in Data Storage and Communications
Reps. Boucher and Doolittle Introduce Digital Media Consumer Rights Act
Summary of the Digital Media Consumer Rights Act
Commentary: Commerce Versus Judiciary Committee Jurisdiction
FCC Announces Agenda for October 10 Meeting
Alert No. 522, Thursday, October 3.
Rep. Lofgren Introduces Digital Fair Use Bill
Reps. Boucher and Doolittle to Introduce Copyright Bill
Crime, the Internet and Computer Generated Images
NTIA Director Addresses Barriers to Broadband and Universal Service
FCC Releases New Forms for E-Rate Applications
Senate Judiciary Committee Considers Federalism and Intellectual Property
Grand Jury Indicts Shan
Alert No. 521, Wednesday, October 2.
6th Circuit Rules Rules on "Smart Power" Trademark
Qwest Refiles Long Distance Application for Nine States
House Approves Unlawful Internet Gambling Funding Prohibition Act
NTIA Seeks Comments on Family Law Documents Exception to E-SIGN Act
USTR Zoellick Addresses Trade, Tech, and IPR
Alert No. 520, Tuesday, October 1.
GAO Reports on Spectrum Management
House DOJ Authorization Bill Includes Distance Learning Provisions
NTIA Announces PTFP Grants, Including Distance Learning Grant
District Court Excludes Plaintiffs' Expert Testimony in Cell Phone Brain Cancer Case
2nd Circuit Rules on Adverse Inference Jury Instructions for Failure to Produce E-Mail
6th Circuit Rules in Michigan Bell v. BRE
Alert No. 519, Monday, September 30.
Sen. Baucus Calls WTO Dispute Settlement Process a "Kangaroo Court"
House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Berman P2P Piracy Bill
House Passes Conference Report on DOJ Authorization Bill
DOJ Authorization Bill Modifies Extension Procedure for H1B Visas
DOJ Authorization Bill Includes Carnivore Reporting Provisions
DOJ Authorization Bill Changes Procedure for Service of Search Warrants on ISPs
House to Vote on Internet Gambling Bill
FCC and NextWave Argue Over Pleadings on Eve of Oral Argument
FCC to Hold Hearing on Financial State of Telecom Industry
Alert No. 518, Friday, September 27.
Greenspan Addresses Computing, Communications, and Financial Services
Rep. Sensenbrenner Introduces Bill to Delay Webcasting Royalty Rule
House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on State Impediments to E-Commerce
Alert No. 517, Thursday, September 26.
Copps Addresses Media Ownership
9th Circuit Rules in Favor of Rocky Horror Cybersquatter
NTIA Requests More Comments on E-SIGN Act
House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Local Tax Exemption for Satellite Radio
House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Check Clearing and Tech
House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on DTV Transition
Former Homestore.com Execs Charged
Alert No. 516, Wednesday, September 25.
FCC Media Ownership NPRM Seeks Comments on Impact of Internet
PPI Report Advocates Government Action to Boost Broadband Demand
GAO Releases Report on PR China's Membership in WTO
VOD Over IP Company Files Antitrust Suit Against AOLTW, Sony, Universal
Tech Bills Signed in California
Alert No. 515, Tuesday, September 24.
9th Circuit Rules in US West v. Jennings
Technology Administration Releases Report on Broadband Demand
Microsoft Meets with FCC Re Broadband Regulation
GAO Releases Report on Internet Gambling Funding
Alert No. 514, Monday, September 23.
Senate Adds Cyber Security Amendment to Homeland Security Bill
House Telecom Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Draft DTV Bill
Treasury Official Urges Unified Rule Writing Process, But Diverse Supervision
GAO Reports on USPTO
BellSouth & SBC File §271 Applications for Florida, Tennessee and California
4th Circuit Rules No Recovery Under Privacy Act for Disclosure of SSNs Without Actual Damages
DOJ Official Addresses International Competition Network
James, Muris, Monti, Others to Speak at International Competition Network Meeting
NTIA Extends ICANN Contract for One Year
GAO Reports on Allocation of Export Reviews Between State and Commerce
Groups File Amicus Brief in FISA Appeal
Alert No. 513, Friday, September 20.
Senate Commerce Committee Approves Nanotechnology Bill
Senate Commerce Committee Approves FTC Reauthorization Bill
Senate Commerce Committee Approves NSF Doubling Act
Senate Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Antitrust Enforcement
Second Circuit Affirms in Gerber v. Computer Associates
House Committees Hold Hearing on SS Numbers and Identity Theft
Alert No. 512, Thursday, September 19.
FCC Commissioner Addresses Government Role in Broadband Deployment
FCC Approves BellSouth Long Distance Application
FCC Releases Order With Competition Analysis of Radio Ownership
SEC Official Addresses Smart Routing Technologies
Alert No. 511, Wednesday, September 18.
Senators Introduce Nanotechnology R&D Bill
Grassley and Baucus Organize Meeting on FSC/ETI Issue
CEA CEO Criticizes Record and Movie Companies on Copyright
Bush Campaigns on Judicial Appointments
Representatives Write Powell Re UNE Pricing
Alert No. 510, Tuesday, September 17.
CO Seeks Comment on Broadcasters' Motion for Stay of Rule
9th Circuit Applies Fair Use Exemption to News Video Footage
Court Rules on Appointment of Lead Plaintiff in Class Action Securities Suit Against Tech Company
Satellite Broadcasters Criticize Landrieu Bill
Alert No. 509, Monday, September 16.
FCC Announces Broad Review of Media Ownership Rules
USTA Asks USTR Not to Export US Telecom Policies
IIPI Conference Addresses Creation of Specialized Court for Copyright Cases
Judge Rader Comments on IPR and Courts in PR China
IIPI Report Argues IP Courts are Critical for Economic Growth
EU Lists Products Under Consideration for FSC/ETI Related Retaliatory Tariffs
Alert No. 508, Friday, September 13.
FCC Seeks Comments on Scenarios for Relief of NextWave Re-Auction Winners
RIAA Files Proposed Injunction Order in Aimster Case
US Chamber Reports on PR China's Compliance with WTO Obligations
Greenspan Testifies Regarding Fiscal Issues
FCC Announces Appointments
Alert No. 507, Thursday, September 12.
Senators Introduce MVDDS Licensing Bill
House Committee Approves Federal Agency Protection of Privacy Act
TDA Awards e-Learning Grant to China
Tech Crime Report
Rep. Stearns Addresses NextWave Spectrum Auctions
9th Circuit Rules on Priority of Security Interests in Unregistered Copyrights
Alert No. 506, Wednesday, September 11.
10th Circuit Rules in Private Telecom Antitrust Case
Qwest Withdraws Long Distance Applications
PFF Releases Paper on ICANN
Alert No. 505, Tuesday, September 10.
FTC Opposes State Restraint on Internet Casket Sales
GAO Reports on Control of Deemed Exports
EPIC Comments on FTC's Proposed Consent Order Affecting Microsoft's Privacy Practices
Copyright Holders Move for Summary Judgment Against Peer to Peer Services
FBI Announces Meetings on Criminal Information Sharing and Privacy
Alert No. 504, Monday, September 9.
9th Circuit Reverses in Trek Trademark Case
10th Circuit Construes Contract to Locate Venture Capital
Appeals Court Vacates Restitution Order for Computer Hacker
2nd Circuit Rules on Copyrightable Subject Matter
NewCom Executives Indicted
1st Circuit Rules in Cell Tower Permit Case
Law Professor Criticizes Supreme Court Spectrum Speech Cases
Alert No. 503, Friday, September 6.
House Transportation Committee Holds Hearing on Driver's Licenses
PWC Study Rates USPTO Web Site Best in Government
Senate Judiciary Committee Rejects Justice Owen in Party Line Vote
FCC Announces Agenda for September 12 Meeting
DOJ Recommends Approval of Verizon's Virginia Long Distance Application
Sen. Allen Opposes Sen. Biden's Anticounterfeiting Bill
FCC Creates Federal State Forum on Regulatory Accounting Issues
DC Circuit Denies Requests for Rehearing in USTA v. FCC
Alert No. 502, Thursday, September 5.
WTO DG Panitchpakdi Addresses Trade and Doha
District Court Finds Contributory and Vicarious Infringement by Madster
FCC Comments on Electioneering Communications
Consumer Groups Petition FTC to Promulgate Rule Banning Deceptive Spam
USPTO to Host Meeting on Patent Examinations for Semiconductors and Electrical and Optical Systems
IIPI To Host Conference on Specialized IP Courts
Alert No. 501, Wednesday, September 4.
WTO Issues FSC/ETI Countermeasures Decision
New WTO Director To Pursue Doha Agenda
INTA Files Amicus Brief in Trademark Dilution Case
GAO Reports on Technology Issues in Homeland Defense
Lucent May Be Liable in Contract for Delay in Filing SEC Form S-3
4th Circuit Rules on Pole Attachments Act and Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies
Verizon and Privacy Groups Oppose RIAA Subpoena
EPIC and Privacy International Release Annual Privacy Report
California Governor Signs Community Technology Programs Bill
Alert No. 500, Tuesday, September 3.
NTIA Seeks Comments on Exceptions to ESIGN Act
Greenspan Addresses Economic Volatility and High Tech
Coble Writes About Berman Bill
10th Circuit Disallows R&D Tax Credit for Software Development Costs
Federal Circuit Rules in Patent and Trade Secrets Case
WorldCom Accountants Indicted
DOJ Files Brief in USA v. Visa
SBA Comments on FCC Classification of Wireline Broadband Access to the Internet
Alert No. 499, Tuesday, August 27.
6th Circuit Expands Public Right of Access to Quasi Judicial Proceedings
Federal Circuit Rules in Monsanto v. McFarling
4th Circuit Rules in Harrods Domain Name Dispute
BellSouth Seeks UNE Relief from FCC
RIAA Seeks to Enforce Subpoena to Identify Anonymous Infringer
9th Circuit Dismisses Appeal in Abada v. Schwab
7th Circuit Applies Doctrine of Laches in Trademark Infringement Case
Arbitration Clause That Bars Punitives Does Not Prevent Award of AT Treble Ds
Alert No. 498, Monday, August 26.
Court Holds There is Presumptive Entitlement to Attorneys' Fees in Small Copyright Infringement Cases
9th Circuit Rules on Application of Wiretap Act and Stored Communications Act to Secure Web Sites
Alert No. 497, Friday, August 23.
District Court Grants Summary Judgment to Prodigy in Patent Infringement Case
GAO Reports Foreign Patent Challenges Facing Small Businesses
DOJ Official Addresses Online Copyright Infringement
House Committee Seeks Records from Global Crossing and Citibank
DOJ Recommends Approval of Qwest Long Distance Request
Federal Circuit Rules on Preemption and Shrink Wrap Contracts
CDT Reports on Access to State Court Records
Record Companies Withdraw Lawsuit Against Internet Backbone Companies
Alert No. 496, Wednesday, August 21.
Rep. Barr Loses Primary Election
Sen. Enzi Wins Primary Election
DOJ Clears eBay Acquisition of PayPal
FTC Sets Deadline for Comments on MSC Software Consent Agreement
Alert No. 495, Tuesday, August 20.
Music Companies Sue Internet Backbone Companies to Block Access to Pirate Site in PRChina
CDT Writes NTIA Regarding Reform of ICANN
Alert No. 494, Monday, August 19.
Bush Extends Export Administration Act Again
DOJ Settles Antitrust Suit Against MathWorks
4th Circuit Rules in Lanham Act Case
9th Circuit Issues Amended Opinion in Syntek v. Microchip Technology
Alert No. 493, Friday, August 16.
IRS Loses More Computers, Jeopardizes Taxpayer Info
Treasury Department Withholds Report on Network Security Weaknesses at IRS
IRS Seeks John Doe Summonses for Credit Card Records
Bush Addresses Homeland Security Bill
Federal Circuit Opinions
Alert No. 492, August 15.
8th Circuit Rules States Cannot Bar Municipalities From Providing Telecom Services
6th Circuit Affirms District Court Cellular Tower Variance Order
FTC Requires MSC.Software to License Nastran Software Royalty Free
Computer Chips v. Corn Chips
Alert No. 491, August 14.
7th Circuit Rules on Use of Trademarks in HTML Meta Tags
Charles James Discusses Antitrust Activities
DOJ Official Addresses International Competition Network
Bush Addresses Broadband Deployment
Bush Addresses Trade Policy
GAO Reports on Internet Cigarette Sales
Alert No. 490, Tuesday, August 13.
Sens. Baucus and Grassley Propose Working Group on ETI/FSC
Federal Circuit Rules in Patent Case Involving Surfing the Web by Voice
Federal Circuit Upholds Validity of Cipro Patent
SEC Chairman Warns Legal Profession to Avoid Mistakes of Accounting Profession
Alert No. 489, Monday, August 12.
FCC to Sunset Cellular Analog Requirements
FCC to Eliminate Anti Trafficking and Other Cellular Rules
FCC Releases Order Setting DTV Mandates and Deadlines
FCC Issues NPRM on Broadcast Flag
FCC Debates Its Authority to Promulgate Broadcast Flag Rule
DHHS Revises HIPAA Health Privacy Rules
AG Ashcroft Addresses Liberty, Order, and Electronic Surveillance
USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation
Alert No. 488, Friday, August 9.
FTC Files and Settles Complaint Against Microsoft
Customs Service Loses 2,251 Computers
FCC Mandates DTV Standards and Deadlines
CEA Will Appeal FCC DTV Order
Commissioner Martin Dissents from DTV Order
Rep. Boucher Writes FCC re DTV Transition
CATO Scholar Opposes DTV Mandates
Legislators Urge DOJ to Use Intellectual Property Laws Against P2P Systems
WorldCom Restates Earnings, Again
NTIA Announces Agenda for Convergence Roundtable
Alert No. 487, Thursday, August 8.
8th Circuit Rules on PSLRA
SEC Files Alleges Fraud in Sale of Securities in IP Telephony Companies
FCC Fines Junk Faxer $5,379,000
OECD Adopts Information Security Guidelines
Bush Talks About Judge Picking
RIAA to Appeal Webcasting Rule
IRS Buys Computers
Alert No. 486, Wednesday, August 7.
Dingell Wins Primary Election
Ninth Circuit Rules on Use of Thermal Imaging Devices
Bush Signs Trade Promotion Authority Bill
FTC Takes Action Against Phillips Electronics for False Statements Regarding Rebates
Ashcroft Comments on Loss of 317 Laptops by FBI
Sen. Lieberman Introduces Stock Options Bill
Microsoft Hires Law Firm to Lobby for Allocation of Unlicensed Spectrum
Alert No. 485, Tuesday, August 6.
Microsoft Addresses Compliance with Proposed Settlement in Antitrust Case
FCC Suspends Enforcement of CIPA for Libraries Seeking E-Rate Subsidies
GAO Releases Report Criticizing Bush's Relaxing of MTOPS Levels for HPC Exports
FBI Loses 317 Laptops
McCain Introduces Consumer Broadband Bill
Sen. Cleland Introduces Bill to Limit Online Collection of Information About Children
Sen. Kerrey Introduces Bill for Relief of NextWave Re-Auction Winners
Alert No. 484, Monday, August 5.
FEC Proposes Rules that Exclude Webcasts from Electioneering Communications
Federal Circuit Issues Split Decision in Inventorship Case
More Federal Circuit Opinions
Former Adaptec VP Indicted for Insider Trading
Former Cisco Employee Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud
Alert No. 483, Friday, August 2.
Senate Passes Trade Promotion Authority Bill
Commerce Department Official Addresses Technology Policy
DOJ Charges Former WorldCom Executives
DOJ Recommends Approval of Verizon Long Distance Applications in Delaware & NH
FCC Announces Agenda for August 8 Meeting
President Bush to Leave for August Break
Alert No. 482, Thursday, August 1.
Senate Commerce Committee Holds Hearing on Telecom and Internet Issues
Committee Hearing Addresses Section 214 and Service Disruptions
Senators Debate Broadband Deployment
Powell's Market Oriented Approach Gives Democrats Heartburn
Hollings Hints at Cable Regulation
FCC Chairman Has Home WiFi Network
Silicon Valley Representatives Issue Statement on Stock Options
Sen. Wyden Introduces Stock Options Bill
8th Circuit Rules in PSLRA Case
Alert No. 481, Wednesday, July 31.
4th Circuit Rules No Antitrust Liability for Primarily Foreign Conduct
Eli Lilly Punished Again for Accidental Privacy Violation
9th Circuit Rejects Privacy of Association
NTIA Director Addresses WiFi Networks
FCC to Host Forum on Rights of Way Issues
DOJ Recommends Approval of BellSouth Long Distance Application
Senate Committee Holds Hearing on ETI/FSC Tax Regime
Alert No. 480, Tuesday, July 30.
MIT Media Lab Profs Offer Vision for Future of the Internet
Trade Promotion Authority News
Alert No. 479, Monday, July 29.
House Passes Bill to Create Department of Homeland Security
Correction Re FOIA Exemption
House Passes Trade Promotion Authority Conference Report
Qwest to Revise Revenue Statements
WorldCom Comments on Reports of Criminal Investigation
Senate Approps Rejects Bush Proposals for Increased Funding for Tech Related Agencies
FTC Takes No Action on Synopsys Acquisition of Avant
Ashcroft Testifies to Senate Judiciary Committee Regarding Electronic Surveillance
FRB Governor Says E-Commerce Will Increase Economic Viability of Rural Areas
Intellectual Property Decisions
Alert No. 478, Friday, July 26.
Rep. Berman Introduces Bill to Legalize Self Help Technologies to Disable P2P Piracy
Reaction to the Berman Bill
News Analysis: The Berman Bill
House Begins Consideration of Homeland Security Bill
Edelman Sues N2H2
Bush Makes Judicial Appointments a Campaign Issue
Alert No. 477, Thursday, July 25.
FCC Declines to Commence NPRM on Location Privacy
Senate Committee Approves FOIA Exemption Amendment to DHS Bill
FOIA Exemption Debated at House Subcommittee Hearing
FCC Seeks Comment on NTIA 3G Viability Assessment
9th Circuit Addresses Trademarks and Parody
SEC Files Complaint Against Adelphia
GAO Reports on Critical Infrastructrure Protection
Third Circuit Interprets Dormant Commerce Clause
Alert No. 476, Wednesday, July 24.
Government Officials Announce 3G Spectrum Plan
Administration Proposes Legislation to Create Spectrum Relocation Fund
Sen. Hollings Comments on 3G Plan
Powell Comments on 3G Plan
Privacilla Paper Addresses Privacy Torts
DOJ Recommends Approval of Qwest Long Distance Application
GAO Reports on Multitude of Critical Infrastructure Protection Entities