Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Couple of Legal Items

A couple of items from the legal ledger.

One, Nebuad is still in court. For those of you who don't remember:

"This lawsuit arises out of a practice of tracking individuals' internet habits and harnessing that data to sell and deliver targeted advertisements based on their web browsing history. NebuAd contracted with internet service providers ("ISPs") to install devices on their networks that monitored ISP subscribers' internet activity and transmitted that data to NebuAd's California headquarters for analysis. That data was used to sell adhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifvertising tailored to subscribers' interests, which appeared in place of more generic advertisements on web pages visited by subscribers. The advertising profits were split by NebuAd and its ISP partners." [http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=15211981887053180842]

In the other legal item, we head over to the 9th Circuit Court as it Clarifies Brekka:

"Employees Can Be Criminally Prosecuted for Violating Their Employer's Computer Policies, Computer Fraud In California, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Montana, Arizona, Nevada and Idaho – states covered by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals — the answer as of yesterday is an emphatic "YES." In U.S. v. Nosal, 2011 WL 1585600 (9th Cir. April 28, 2011) the court clarified its decision in LVRC Holdings LLC v. Brekka", see the rest here.

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