Saturday, February 10, 2007

MIRLN -- Misc. IT Related Legal News [20 January – 10 February 2007; v10.02]

Vince Polley's periodic newsletter known as MIRLN (Misc. IT Related Legal News), a free product of the American Bar Association’s Cyberspace Law Committee and Dickinson Wright PLLC, is out with it's latest edition. You can read it in full here.

Highlights from this new issue include:

  • SIX WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR SYSTEMS IN A MERGER
  • TECH FIRMS, RIGHTS GROUPS TO FORM WEB CONDUCT CODE
  • GAMBLING SUBPOENAS ON WALL ST.
  • ITALIAN COURT RULES DOWNLOADING ISN’T A CRIME IF NOT FOR PROFIT
  • E-MAIL FROM THE GRAVE? MICROSOFT SEEKS PATENT ON ‘IMMORTAL COMPUTING’
  • PARENTS PREVAIL OVER BIG BROTHER IN FIGHT OVER KIDS’ IDENTITIES
  • ONLINE NORDIC BANKING THEFT STIRS TALK OF RUSSIAN HACKER
  • VIACOM TELLS YOUTUBE: HANDS OFF
  • EBAY BANS AUCTIONS OF VIRTUAL GOODS
  • CORPORATE BLOGGING PAYS FOR GM
  • EMPLOYERS WINNING BLOG SUITS -- SO FAR
  • VISTA’S LEGAL FINE PRINT RAISES RED FLAGS
  • COURTS TURN TO WIKIPEDIA, BUT SELECTIVELY
  • NAVIGATING SALES TAX LAWS
  • GOOGLE MOVES TO DISARM SEARCH ‘BOMBS’
  • APPEALS COURT ADJUSTS PRIVACY-AT-WORK RULING WORKERS HAVE RIGHT TO EXPECT SECURE PCS UNLESS GIVEN NOTICE
  • FIRST SALE DOCTRINE APPLIED TO AUDIOBOOKS

Members of the ABA Cyberspace Law Committee automatically receive MIRLN postings (about every third week); members can manage their subscriptions here (find the “Listserves” box; MIRLN comes through the CLCC-MEMS listserve).

Others who wish to be added to the MIRLN distribution list should send email to Vince Polley with the word “MIRLN” in the subject line, and similarly will be removed from the distribution list after sending email to Vince with the words “MIRLN REMOVAL” in the subject line. (Need to know Vince's e-mail address? Well, you'll have to go do some digging... You have enough info in this posting to go find the answer though!)

Recent MIRLN editions are archived at www.vip-law.com and blogged at http://mirln.blogspot.com/.

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