CLIP-ings: February 19, 2016

Internet Governance

Pushing iOS Boundaries: A U.S. magistrate judge ordered Apple to help the FBI decrypt the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters in order to allow it to access the phone’s data; Apple opposes the order as “an unprecedented step which threatens the security of [its] customers.”


Their Eyes Are Watching You: Employers, insurers, and employee wellness firms are hiring health care analytics companies to track employees’ daily habits to predict possible health risks and conditions, prompting concerns over what sensitive information they might uncover.

Information Security And Cyberthreats

Holding Health Hostage: Ten days after hackers seized control of its computer systems, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center agreed to pay a ransom of 40 bitcoins worth $17,000 to restore its network access.

Intellectual Property

Copyright Confusion: Wikimedia voluntary removed The Diary of Anne Frank from its website upon finding that the work is protected by U.S. copyright, after mistakenly believing that the copyright had expired.

Free Expression And Censorship

Keyboard Equality? Indonesia’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has requested that LINE, an Internet messaging service, remove all emojis that portray signs of affection among same-sex couples on the basis that some consider the emojis offensive.

Practice Note

Quoter Beware: A New York judge upheld a lower court’s denial of a motion to dismiss a legal malpractice suit against an attorney who was quoted in The Wall Street Journal about his client’s pending employment dispute; the client alleges that the quote triggered a no-comment-clause in his employment contract and resulted in the loss of his severance pay.

On The Lighter Side

Flexing It: Was the iPhone 6 ahead of its time?

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

Victoria Geronimo
Dean’s Fellow, Fordham CLIP

Carey McConnell and Idalys Núñez
Editorial Fellows, Fordham CLIP

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