Items Tagged with "Legal"



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RIAA Seeks $150,000 a Song in File Sharing Trial

July 30, 2009 from: hackyourself.net

The Recording Industry Association of America is going for the jugular in an ongoing file sharing trial in Massachusetts — urging a federal judge Thursday to clarify jury instructions so panelists would award up to $150,000 in damages for each of 30 songs at issue.

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Pirate Bay Buyer Says Deal Nearly Done

July 30, 2009 from: hackyourself.net

Global Gaming Factory’s stock skyrocketed Thursday after it announced it has secured financing for its planned purchase of The Pirate Bay, the world’s most notorious and illegal file sharing site.

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Studios Demand Court Shutter Pirate Bay

July 28, 2009 from: hackyourself.net

Hollywood is urging a Swedish court to shutter The Pirate Bay, the world’s most notorious BitTorrent tracker, in the wake of the site’s four co-founders being convicted of facilitating copyright infringement.

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RIAA File Sharing Trial Begins — Update

July 28, 2009 from: hackyourself.net

Trial for the nation’s second file sharing defendant to go before a jury is beginning Monday in Massachusetts. The outcome is already shaping up to resemble the only other file sharing trial, which ended in a judgment in favor of the Recording Industry Association of America.

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Credit industry slow to protect customers from CreditMaster scam

July 25, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Recent cases in which people have been charged with online fraud for allegedly making purchases with illegally obtained credit card numbers have shed light on the lack of effective measures taken to frustrate the CreditMaster scam used in these incidents, even though the credit card industry was already aware of its existence.

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Heartland breach felt in Bermuda

July 23, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Hundreds of Bermudians may have been the victims of credit card fraud stemming from a US security breach in January.

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Secure Payments Online and CPISM/A Denver Still has Space

July 20, 2009 from: hackyourself.net

The most recent issue of Secure Payments is now online. Society members receive a complimentary hardcopy edition and the online version is free for all to view. You can view Secure Payments at: www.securepaymentsmag.com. This issues writers include Qualys’ Anton Chuvakin, TripWire’s Gene Kim, RealNetwork’s Ashok Misra, and TrustCommerce’ Rob Caulfield, among others. Check it out today.

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Privacy Salience and Social Networking Sites

July 16, 2009 from: hackyourself.net

Reassuring people about privacy makes them more, not less, concerned. It's called "privacy salience," and Leslie John, Alessandro Acquisti, and George Loewenstein -- all at Carnegie Mellon University -- demonstrated this in a series of clever experiments.

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Cyber Attacks Traced to the UK and U.S.

July 14, 2009 from: hackyourself.net

International fingerpointing in the recent cyberattacks against U.S. and South Korean web sites has widened to include the UK and U.S., as researchers examining the attacks trace them to a server in the United Kingdom.

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A Freedom-of-Speech-based Approach To Limiting Filesharing - Part III: Smoke, smoke!

July 13, 2009 from: hackyourself.net

Over the past two days we have seen that filesharing is vulnerable to spamming, and that as a defense, the filesharers have used the IP block list to exclude the spammers from sharing files. Today I discuss how I think lawyers and laypeople should look at the legal issues. Since I am most decidedly not a lawyer, nothing I say here should be considered definitive. Hopefully, it is at least interest...

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Predictable Social Security Numbers

July 07, 2009 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

According to a story published by the Washington Post today, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have found that your social security number could be determined just by knowing when and in what zip code you were born in.

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Heartland Update: Reps Respond to Questions

February 01, 2009 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

Heartland first learned of a potential problem from the card associations on October 28th of last year, well after the announcement of this 10b5-1 plan. Heartland categorically denies that Mr. Carr was aware of a potential security breach at the time he adopted his trading plan...

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