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Posted 10 months ago in Internet Law by Aaron Kase  
Wikipedia Fertile Ground for Libel

The beauty of Wikipedia is that anybody can edit the online encyclopedia’s pages. The danger of Wikipedia is the same. By crowd-sourcing its editing functions, the website subjects the accuracy of its content to the scrutiny of the masses. Unfortunately that means that those with more nefarious motives are also free to change pages to their hearts’ content, at least until someone else comes along and fixes them. What happens when somebody deliberately posts defamatory information libeling somebody else’s good …

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Posted 1 year ago in Crime by Josh Crank  
BP, Alabama to File for Sanctions Against Halliburton

Lawyers for oil giant BP and the state of Alabama told a federal judge today that they intend to file for sanctions against Halliburton for its handling of cement samples in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier ordered BP’s cement contractor Halliburton to turn over all remaining samples of the Macondo well cement to investigators in the fall of 2010. But recent testimony in the civil trial over the oil spill …

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Posted 2 years ago in Internet Law by Laura Kresich  
How Did the SOPA Blackout Affect You?

SOPA and PIPA stole the headlines yesterday when popular websites such as Wikipedia, Reddit and Boing Boing went dark for the day in protest. The self-censorship came in response to two controversial anti-piracy bills being considered by Congress: The House’s Stop Online Piracy Act and the Senate’s Protect IP Act. It was the first that many Americans had heard of the bills, which would block access to websites accused of intellectual property infringement. But was the SOPA blackout effective? Tell …

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Posted 2 years ago in Internet Law by Mike Mintz  
The Internet Goes Black to Stop SOPA and Censorship

A funny thing happened to me today while using Wikipedia. At around 10am EST I got a taste of what Internet censorship must look like. While researching an article using one of my favorite free sites, Wikipedia, it went black on me and showed this message:   At first I panicked: “oh no! I broke Wikipedia!” Then I remembered that today, January 18, 2012, many websites are “blacking out” in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) that is …

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