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Federal Lawsuit Alleges Infringement of Minors' New York Right of Publicity by Facebook "Like" and "Friend Finder" Features

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In what may represent a new wave in an interesting challenge to the viral nature of social media marketing, a recently filed putative class action asserts a right of publicity claim against Facebook in connection with the service’s “Like&# and “Friend Finder&# features. The complaint targets the functionality of Facebook’s “like&# button, which offers users the ability to indicate their endorsement or approval of a Facebook page or event.

Howard Stern Loses Bid to Revive $300 Million Sirius XM Lawsuit

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A New York appeals court refused to overrule a judge''s ruling that the radio host deserved additional stock compensation if Sirius exceeded certain subscriber target projection.

The biggest terrorist threat to America by far but unfortunately as always America chooses to ignore it. New York sword attacker 'targeted black men' - BBC News

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" A white US Army veteran with a hatred for black people travelled to New York City and confronted a black man before killing him with a sword, police say. James Harris Jackson, 28, is said to have taken a bus from Baltimore to New York with the intention of targeting black men.

War as Political Weapon - The New York Times

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military rained on Syrian targets Thursday night,” but Fortune reported that shares of weapons manufacturers, as soon as they began trading Friday, were “collectively gaining nearly $5 billion in market value.” War as Political Weapon - The New York Times

Hillary Clinton, Free to Speak Her Mind - The New York Times

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She grew particularly animated in describing what she called Trump’s “targeting of women.” Hillary Clinton, Free to Speak Her Mind - The New York Times "Why did she lose the election?

Internet Attack Disrupts Major Websites - The New York Times

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Users reported problems reaching a range of websites, including Twitter, Netflix, Spotify, Airbnb, Reddit, Etsy, SoundCloud and The New York Times. A distributed denial-of-service attack, or DDoS, occurs when hackers flood the servers that run a target’s site with internet traffic until it stumbles or collapses under the load. Internet Attack Disrupts Major Websites - The New York Times

Russian Agents Were Behind Yahoo Hack, U.S. Says - The New York Times

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The targets included numerous financial executives, executives at an American cloud computing company, an airline official and even a casino regulator in Nevada.

Republican Health Proposal Would Redirect Money From Poor to Rich - The New York Times

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Credit Al Drago/The New York Times Photo by: Al Drago/The New York Times The Republican plan would alter both of those programs, changing the winners and losers. The new plan would also simplify the current system, which requires verifying every applicant’s income and then giving just the right amount of financial assistance. Republican Health Proposal Would Redirect Money From Poor to Rich - The New York Times

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Highlights From Court Ruling Halting Trump’s Revised Travel Ban - The New York Times

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The notion that one can demonstrate animus toward any group of people only by targeting all of them at once is fundamentally flawed. … It would therefore be no paradigmatic leap to conclude that targeting these countries likewise targets Islam. Highlights From Court Ruling Halting Trump’s Revised Travel Ban - The New York Times"The illogic of the Government’s contentions is palpable.

The Times's Dealings With Julian Assange - NYTimes.com

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The Guardian suggested — to increase the impact as well as to share the labor of handling such a trove — that The New York Times be invited to share this exclusive bounty. This time, Assange imposed a new condition: The Guardian was not to share the material with The New York Times.

It’s Not Whack A Mole if You Own the Mole: New York Times Coverage of Brand Sponsored Piracy

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We take several active steps to enforce this policy using a combination of targeting technology and human intervention to locate, isolate and eliminate suspect sites. As some of you may know, I again will be moderating the Global Forum at Canadian Music Week this year.

New York High Court Splits on Applicability of Communications Decency Act Section 230 to Online Forum Operator

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A divided New York Court of Appeals ruled on June 14, 2011, that an online forum administrator’s additions to an allegedly defamatory post by a user are protected by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. The Real Estate Group of New York, Inc. , This is the first ruling by New York’s highest court on the scope of CDA Section 230, it was noted in both the majority opinion and the dissent.

LegalTech Round-Up: ‘Legal Decoder’ Helps GC Analyze Law Firm Invoices

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This is one in a series of brief posts rounding up what I saw and heard at LegalTech New York. Corporate counsel are the target audience for Legal Decoder, a product launched last October that promises to identify inefficiencies in law firm billing by using data analytics to “decode” law firm invoices.

Greek Reporters Become Targets Of Bombs

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From the New York Times: anger over the financial problems in Greece has apparently turned against journalists reporting on the problem. Five Greek reporters have been targeted by bombs recently. More here

Supreme Court Term Offers Hot Issues and Future Hints - NYTimes.com

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Since when did any of our military die so that a group of people could target their families and harass them?” Mr. Smolla added that aspects of the case were reminiscent of the controversy over the proposed Islamic center near ground zero in New York.

Supreme Court Term Offers Hot Issues and Future Hints - NYTimes.com

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Since when did any of our military die so that a group of people could target their families and harass them?” Mr. Smolla added that aspects of the case were reminiscent of the controversy over the proposed Islamic center near ground zero in New York.

“Purse”onal Jurisdiction

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The court held that “Ubaldelli’s single act of shipping an item into New York combined with the substantial business activity of Queen Bee … involving New York, give rise to personal jurisdiction,&# under the Due Process Clause and the New York long-arm statute.

Unnecessary Powers - New York Times

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Unnecessary Powers - New York Times July 11, 2005 Unnecessary Powers. Congress is considering adding a broad new investigative power, known as the administrative subpoena, that would allow the Federal Bureau of Investigation to gain access to anyone's financial, medical, employment and even library records without approval from a judge and even without the target knowing about it. The proposed new administrative subpoena power would allow the F.B.I.

Unnecessary Powers - New York Times

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Unnecessary Powers - New York Times July 11, 2005 Unnecessary Powers. Congress is considering adding a broad new investigative power, known as the administrative subpoena, that would allow the Federal Bureau of Investigation to gain access to anyone's financial, medical, employment and even library records without approval from a judge and even without the target knowing about it. The proposed new administrative subpoena power would allow the F.B.I.

Superman lawyer now targeting Fox's 'Percy Jackson'

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By Matthew Belloni EXCLUSIVE: Controversial copyright attorney Marc Toberoff has found his next iconic target: Percy Jackson. over the Superman franchise, has filed suit in New York on. Toberoff, currently involved in the smackdown of all smackdowns with Warner Bros.

A Recap of ABA TechShow in 37 Links

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Updated with two new links from April 8.]. Attorney at Work: What’s New in Legal Technology, ABA Techshow 2013. ABA Journal: As more hackers target lawyers, here’s how to protect client data. They’re passe, New York Times tech guru says.

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Prominent Editor Out At Leading Spanish Newspaper; Says He Was Government Target

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From the New York Times: Pedro J. Ramirez is out at El Mundo, the prominent conservative Spanish newspaper he founded more than two decades ago. Mr. Ramirez says the government forced his departure from behind the scenes because of his

New York High Court Splits on Applicability of Communications Decency Act Section 230 to Online Forum Operator

New Media and Technology Law

A divided New York Court of Appeals ruled on June 14, 2011, that an online forum administrator’s additions to an allegedly defamatory post by a user are protected by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. The Real Estate Group of New York, Inc. , This is the first ruling by New York’s highest court on the scope of CDA Section 230, it was noted in both the majority opinion and the dissent.

Gentrification Changing Face of New Atlanta - New York Times

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Gentrification Changing Face of New Atlanta - New York Times March 11, 2006 Gentrification Changing Face of New Atlanta By SHAILA DEWAN ATLANTA, March 8 — In-town living. Loft apartments roll onto the market every week, the public housing authority is a nationally recognized pioneer in redevelopment and the newest shopping plaza has one Target and three Starbucks outlets.

Gentrification Changing Face of New Atlanta - New York Times

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Gentrification Changing Face of New Atlanta - New York Times March 11, 2006 Gentrification Changing Face of New Atlanta By SHAILA DEWAN ATLANTA, March 8 — In-town living. Loft apartments roll onto the market every week, the public housing authority is a nationally recognized pioneer in redevelopment and the newest shopping plaza has one Target and three Starbucks outlets.

New Poll Finds Mixed Support for Wiretaps - New York Times

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New Poll Finds Mixed Support for Wiretaps - New York Times January 27, 2006 New Poll Finds Mixed Support for Wiretaps By ADAM NAGOURNEY and JANET ELDER Americans are willing to tolerate eavesdropping without warrants to fight terrorism, but are concerned that the aggressive antiterrorism programs championed by the Bush administration are encroaching on civil liberties, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

New Poll Finds Mixed Support for Wiretaps - New York Times

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New Poll Finds Mixed Support for Wiretaps - New York Times January 27, 2006 New Poll Finds Mixed Support for Wiretaps By ADAM NAGOURNEY and JANET ELDER Americans are willing to tolerate eavesdropping without warrants to fight terrorism, but are concerned that the aggressive antiterrorism programs championed by the Bush administration are encroaching on civil liberties, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

US: Clarify Position on Targeted Killings | Human Rights Watch

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US: Clarify Position on Targeted Killings | Human Rights Watch Ruling on Targeted Cleric Highlights Need to Explain Legal Basis for Lethal Attacks December 7, 2010 (New York) - The US government should immediately clarify its legal rationale for targeted killings, Human Rights Watch said in a letter today to President Barack Obama.

Fear Exceeded Crime's Reality in New Orleans - New York Times

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Fear Exceeded Crime's Reality in New Orleans - New York Times September 29, 2005 Fear Exceeded Crime's Reality in New Orleans By JIM DWYER and CHRISTOPHER DREW. NEW ORLEANS, Sept. In the days after Hurricane Katrina, terror from crimes seen and unseen, real and rumored, gripped New Orleans. Looting began at the moment the storm passed over New Orleans, and it ranged from base thievery to foraging for the necessities of life.

Fear Exceeded Crime's Reality in New Orleans - New York Times

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Fear Exceeded Crime's Reality in New Orleans - New York Times September 29, 2005 Fear Exceeded Crime's Reality in New Orleans By JIM DWYER and CHRISTOPHER DREW. NEW ORLEANS, Sept. In the days after Hurricane Katrina, terror from crimes seen and unseen, real and rumored, gripped New Orleans. Looting began at the moment the storm passed over New Orleans, and it ranged from base thievery to foraging for the necessities of life.

Armwood Technology Blog > The New York Times > Technology > A Supreme Court Showdown for File Sharing: 'The New York Times

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We are guerrillas fighting the despotic regime," said Alan Morris, the executive vice president of Sharman Networks, the Australian company behind Kazaa, once the leading file-sharing network and the recording industry's leading target, which is being sued by the music industry in both American and Australian courts. The recording industry is exploring ways to release new CD's with technology that will restrict copying.

Armwood Technology Blog > The New York Times > Technology > A Supreme Court Showdown for File Sharing: 'The New York Times

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We are guerrillas fighting the despotic regime," said Alan Morris, the executive vice president of Sharman Networks, the Australian company behind Kazaa, once the leading file-sharing network and the recording industry's leading target, which is being sued by the music industry in both American and Australian courts. The recording industry is exploring ways to release new CD's with technology that will restrict copying.

The New York Times > Opinion > Editorial: Revising the Patriot Act

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The New York Times > Opinion > April 10, 2005 EDITORIAL Revising the Patriot Act. If the gag rule remains, it should be limited, so record holders can speak about the search after a suitable period of time, or talk about it right away without revealing who the target was. There is a real danger that the new regime established by the act could produce a massive database on Americans, freely available to all units of government.

The New York Times > Opinion > Editorial: Revising the Patriot Act

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The New York Times > Opinion > April 10, 2005 EDITORIAL Revising the Patriot Act. If the gag rule remains, it should be limited, so record holders can speak about the search after a suitable period of time, or talk about it right away without revealing who the target was. There is a real danger that the new regime established by the act could produce a massive database on Americans, freely available to all units of government.

Debunking a Few Myths about the FCC’s Incentive Auction

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The highest opening “go off-air” price offer was $900 million (for a station in New York City), but nine-figure opening offers were plentiful, including to a station in Ottumwa, Iowa (DMA #200). At the 126 MHz clearing target, only channels 14-29 are available in the repacked UHF band, and this apparently caused the auction prices for many stations to “freeze” at high levels (once it was determined that a station could no longer be repacked), resulting in the $86.4

Rove Ordered to Talk Again in Leak Inquiry - New York Times

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Rove Ordered to Talk Again in Leak Inquiry - New York Times October 7, 2005 Rove Ordered to Talk Again in Leak Inquiry By DAVID JOHNSTON. Meanwhile, Mr. Fitzgerald has indicated that he is not entirely finished with Judith Miller, the reporter for The New York Times who recently testified before the grand jury after serving 85 days in jail. Recently lawyers said that they believed the prosecutor may be applying new legal theories to bring charges in the case.

Rove Ordered to Talk Again in Leak Inquiry - New York Times

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Rove Ordered to Talk Again in Leak Inquiry - New York Times October 7, 2005 Rove Ordered to Talk Again in Leak Inquiry By DAVID JOHNSTON. Meanwhile, Mr. Fitzgerald has indicated that he is not entirely finished with Judith Miller, the reporter for The New York Times who recently testified before the grand jury after serving 85 days in jail. Recently lawyers said that they believed the prosecutor may be applying new legal theories to bring charges in the case.

Web Hosts: New Target for Online Sales of Counterfeit Luxury Brands?

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In July of 2008, the Southern District of New York ruled that eBay could not be held liable for direct or contributory trademark infringement or dilution in a suit brought by retailer Tiffany & Co.

Doubts Cast on Vietnam Incident, but Secret Study Stays Classified - New York Times

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Doubts Cast on Vietnam Incident, but Secret Study Stays Classified - New York Times October 31, 2005 Doubts Cast on Vietnam Incident, but Secret Study Stays Classified By SCOTT SHANE. Johnson responded by ordering retaliatory air strikes on North Vietnamese targets and used the event to persuade Congress to pass the Gulf of Tonkin resolution on Aug. That phrase was used to suggest that the North Vietnamese were reporting the loss of ships in a new battle Aug.

Doubts Cast on Vietnam Incident, but Secret Study Stays Classified - New York Times

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Doubts Cast on Vietnam Incident, but Secret Study Stays Classified - New York Times October 31, 2005 Doubts Cast on Vietnam Incident, but Secret Study Stays Classified By SCOTT SHANE. Johnson responded by ordering retaliatory air strikes on North Vietnamese targets and used the event to persuade Congress to pass the Gulf of Tonkin resolution on Aug. That phrase was used to suggest that the North Vietnamese were reporting the loss of ships in a new battle Aug.