This Week in Cyberlaw, 1/14/07


The big news, obviously, is the introduction of the Snowe-Dorgan net neutrality bill. See our coverage here and here.

A bill called the Global Online Freedom Act has been reintroduced in Congress. The law would make it a crime for companies to turn over personal Internet data to governments that use the information to supress free speech. Rebecca MacKinnon doesn’t like the idea, calling it overly simplistic in the way it categorizes countries as “good” or “bad.”

Apple is getting sued–again. Previously by consumers, this time by Cisco over the use of the name “iPhone.” It’s not likely to be a problem, though. Apparently, the companies were already close to settling when the suit was filed. (Here’s our take.)

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