CLIP-ings: October 30, 2015

Internet Governance

Put It In Neutral? The European Parliament voted in favor of net neutrality laws that critics contend contain loopholes, such as granting ISPs broad discretion to create Internet fast lanes.

Feel The Rush: In light of the recent “Safe Harbor” ruling, Germany’s privacy regulators announced plans to immediately investigate EU-U.S. data transfer compliance for companies such as Google and Facebook.


The Numbers Don’t Lie: Invoices obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request revealed that the IRS is the latest addition to a growing list of federal agencies known to have purchased stingray surveillance technology.

Information Security And Cyberthreats

Sharing Is Caring: The Senate passed a controversial bill intending to allow private companies to share cyberthreat information with the government even though personal consumer data could be included.

Intellectual Property

Rockin’ To The “Jailbreak” Unlock: The Library of Congress promulgated new DMCA exemptions that legalize certain alterations of technologies such as cars, phones, and tablets.

Free Expression And Censorship

Request For Public Comment: Citing free speech concerns, Google opposed changes to DMCA takedown procedures that would require removal of an entire website from search results even if only part of the site contained infringing content.

Practice Note

H(App)y Store: A district court ruled that app stores are not directly liable for trademark infringing names of third party apps, but still may be contributorily liable if the stores received notice of such infringements.

On The Lighter Side

The Modern Magic Carpet Ride: Let him show you the world.

Joel R. Reidenberg
Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Chair and Professor of Law and Founding Academic Director, CLIP

N. Cameron Russell
Executive Director, Fordham CLIP

Thomas B. Norton
Privacy Fellow, Fordham CLIP

Noelle Park & Inés Spinnato
Editorial Fellows, Fordham CLIP

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