Storage Rights Get Cloudy
In this week's Legal Issues in the News, we look at a recent court ruling, discussing the procedures that music locker services must follow when dealing with pirated music stored in "the cloud"-which is music stored on remote servers, connected through the internet. Amazon, Apple and Google may be on cloud nine, while record companies are struggling to keep pace with these new technologies. Commentator Jay Kesan explains the court's decision.
Think Twice Before You Press Record
Thanks largely to the proliferation of smartphones and their many functions, recording the audio of any event is now easier than ever. Just about everywhere else in the country, this isn't a problem. But in Illinois, the simple act of recording a conversation could get you in big trouble. Travis McDade tells us why in this week's Legal Issues in the news.
September 11 and Victim Compensation
Ten years after the September 11 attacks, the legal system continues to address calls to compensate the victims. This week on Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt examines three efforts to redress the personal costs of terrorism.
Imagine you Google your company or your product and instead of links about your company, links to your arch rival find themselves at the top of your search result. American companies are increasingly encountering this scenario, and recent court decisions suggest that they may have no legal recourse in this situation. Jay Kesan explains in this week's Legal Issues in the News.