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Via the LLRX.com, the following are the newest additions: Mass Incarceration and the “Degree of Civilization” - By Ken Strutin [The author] states that incarceration is when a person loses their freedom pending trial or by serving a sentence – and mass incarceration is when millions of people are imprisoned and kept there based on a […]

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Check out a July 2012 report mapping and comparing the cost of connectivity worldwide. The study compared the price and speed of the Internet in 22 cities including the following U.S. cities: Bristol in Virginia, Chattanooga in Tennessee, Lafayette in Louisiana, Los Angeles in California, New York in New York, San Francisco in California, and […]

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On February 23, the White House announced a “Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights,” which it described as “part of a comprehensive blueprint to improve consumers’ privacy protection and ensure that the Internet remains an engine for innovation and economic growth.” The provisions of the Bill are intended to be advisory and voluntary,  rather than mandatory. […]

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Representative Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) introduced the first “do not track” bill in the House of Representatives on Friday, February 11, 2011.  The “Do Not Track Me Online Act” requires the Federal Trade Commission to promulgate regulations “that establish standards for the required use of an online opt-out mechanism to allow consumers to effectively and easily […]

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Recently, I came across a website of the European Library. [It] is a free service that offers access to the resources of the 48 national libraries of Europe in 35 languages.  Resources can be both digital (books, posters, maps, sound recordings, videos, etc.) and bibliographical. Quality and reliability are guaranteed by the 48 collaborating national libraries […]

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Via Telegraph.co.uk, a woman was arrested for ‘poking’ a Facebook user. Police deemed that 36-year-old Shannon Jackson violated a protection order – similar to a restraining order – by using the site’s feature to attract the attention of another user. The order previously obtained by the woman who received the poke banned Jackson from “telephoning, […]

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40 Years of Internet

With much of a delay, we wish the Internet Very Happy Belated Birthday. On September 2, 2009, the Internet has celebrated its 40th Birthday since it first successfully transferred data from one computer to another. Read the full story at Telehraph.co.uk.

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In the July 2009 Newsletter of the Federal Courts, titled The Third Branch, is an interesting article titled Internet Materials In Opinions: Citations and Hyperlinking mentioning some “suggested practices” to assist courts on how to deal with citations to Internet materials. The Judicial Conference has issued a series of “suggested practices” to assist courts in […]

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iAWFUL is a NetChoice initiative dedicated to tracking the worst [proposed or passed] Internet laws in America. Reckless and misguided laws, often originating at the state level, threaten to undermine the foundation of the free and open Internet. Some of the most serious threats to the Internet come in the form of lawmakers trying to […]

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Via Legal Blog Watch and with a little bit of delay, Justice Served announced its annual awards for the Top 10 Court Websites in the world. Justice Served is a consulting firm that provides services and training to courts in management and technology. It looked at thousands of court Web sites and evaluated them based […]

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