Skype Facing Legal Troubles

JetLawBlog

Skype has quickly become an Internet phenomenon, appealing to a broad variety of customers with its instant messaging, video chat, and phone services. (I For the uninitiated, Skype allows you to make free Skype-to-Skype phone calls through the Internet and to make local, long-distance, and international calls for a fee (usually less than traditional phone companies and calling cards). Despite the rosy outlook, legal troubles are beginning to mount for Skype.

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Seminar via Skype

Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum

Tomorrow, Thursday April 23rd, 2009 at 4 PM EDT, I will be doing a trademark and copyright law seminar for small businesses and artists via Skype. My Skype name is avernalaw, so add me to your list now and be online before 4 PM EDT tomorrow. Just log in to Skype, add avernalaw to your list, and I'll bring you into the conference call at 4 PM EDT when you log in.

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Skype's Founders Sue eBay Over Sale

Media Law Prof Blog

Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis, who made billions upon selling Skype to eBay four years ago, have now sued eBay over what they allege is copyright infringement as a result of eBay's offer to sell the Internet service to another

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Microsoft Announces Plans To Buy Internet Phone Provider Skype

Media Law Prof Blog

From MSNBC.com, news that Microsoft plans to acquire Skype, the service that allows individuals to communicate via phone via the Internet. Some commentators are questioning the $8.5 billion price tag

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ASA Finds Skype's Ad Campaign For VOIP Misleading

Media Law Prof Blog

The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled that Skype's advertising campaign for its Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) which emphasizes the high quality of its video actually overstates the quality of the picture. The company had argued that it is really

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Relativity Acquires VerQu, Strengthening Its Ability to Capture Enterprise Communication Data

Media Law

Towards that end, Relativity in 2019 introduced its Relativity Short Message Format (RSMF), which makes it easy for a reviewer to view messages from communication channels such as Slack, Skype and mobile SMS.

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E-Discovery Company Everlaw Announces $8.1 Million Funding Round

Media Law

Andreessen Horowitz is known for its investments in a wide-ranging portfolio of successful companies, including Facebook, Twitter, Airbnb, Box, Skype, Slack, Optimizely, and Zenefits. […]. The Berkeley, Calif., based e-discovery company Everlaw today announced that it has closed an $8.1 million Series A funding round led by the prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.

LawNext Episode 33: AJ Shankar, Founder and CEO of Everlaw

Media Law

It was the first legal technology company to receive an investment from Andreessen Horowitz, a firm known for backing a wide-ranging portfolio of successful companies such as Facebook Twitter, Airbnb, Box, Skype and Slack. ?. Everlaw is an e-discovery company that has attracted the interest of some big-name Silicon Valley venture capital firms, raising nearly $35 million in the last three years.

Clio Cloud Tech Preview: Voice App Tali Announces Several Updates

Media Law

Going beyond voice, Tali is also allowing Microsoft users to enter commands using email in Outlook or chat in Skype for Business. With the Clio Cloud Conference coming up next week, several of the companies that will be exhibiting there are preparing announcements of new features and product enhancements. I’ll cover a few of those in advance of the conference and more once it kicks off.

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20 For 2020: The Legal Tech Trends that Defined the Year

Media Law

Yes, Skype, I’m talking to you.). Whoa, what the f*&% just happened? This was a year few of us will ever forget. It brought untold hardships for many and unfamiliar challenges for all of us.

And Now for a Few of My Favorite Smartphone Apps

Media Law

Skype. It works just as well as Skype on the computer. Call other Skype users for free and call landlines at low rates. Wherever you have Wi-Fi access, you have Skype access. (A). Just last week, someone asked me for a list of my favorite iPhone apps. I get this question a lot, so I thought I’d talk about about a few of my favorite apps. No Angry Birds here. I will restrict myself to apps that have some application in the practice of law.

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BlackBerry’s Continuing Struggle with Foreign Governments

JetLawBlog

It is anticipated, however, that after the situation with BlackBerry encryption is resolved, either by a ban or by allowing the government access to BlackBerry services, the Indian government will pursue Google and Skype for similar security concerns.

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Attention Mr. Almunia: Justice Department Evidence Against Megavideo Confirms Adsense Account

Music Technology Policy

As the DOJ tells us: On or about September 2, 2007, via Skype, VAN DER KOLK said to ORTMANN, “we’re modern pirates :-)”. by Chris Castle.

FCC Releases Draft Order to Abolish Main Studio Rule – To Be Considered at its October 24 Meeting

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC said that technology allows stations to put callers on the air from anywhere, and even to do video through Skype and other similar technology providers. The FCC yesterday released the agenda for its October 24 th Open Meeting , as well as draft orders of the matters to be considered at that meeting.

U.S. Wants to Make It Easier to Wiretap the Internet - NYTimes.com

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Essentially, officials want Congress to require all services that enable communications — including encrypted e-mail transmitters like BlackBerry, social networking Web sites like Facebook and software that allows direct “peer to peer” messaging like Skype — to be technically capable of complying if served with a wiretap order.

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U.S. Wants to Make It Easier to Wiretap the Internet - NYTimes.com

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Essentially, officials want Congress to require all services that enable communications — including encrypted e-mail transmitters like BlackBerry, social networking Web sites like Facebook and software that allows direct “peer to peer” messaging like Skype — to be technically capable of complying if served with a wiretap order.

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Trump Helps Big Business Profiteer Off Our Misery | The Nation

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

In a Skype interview, journalist Yvonne Tong of Hong Kong public broadcaster RTHK asked Dr. Bruce Aylward, a senior WHO official, if the global health body would reconsider Taiwan’s membership. "Trump Helps Big Business Profiteer Off Our Misery The White House’s Darwinian federalism gives corporate greed a pass while scapegoating political opponents.

The Clicker: Was Grokster really the important Supreme Court decision? - Engadget - www.engadget.com

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

In doing so, the Supreme Court has set the stage for cable giants such as Comcast to, with impunity, disallow such competitive services as Vonage, Skype, and even perhaps Akimbo, MovieLink, and a host of IPTV services. The Clicker: Was Grokster really the important Supreme Court decision? Engadget - www.engadget.com The Clicker: Was Grokster really the important Supreme Court decision?

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The Clicker: Was Grokster really the important Supreme Court decision? - Engadget - www.engadget.com

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

In doing so, the Supreme Court has set the stage for cable giants such as Comcast to, with impunity, disallow such competitive services as Vonage, Skype, and even perhaps Akimbo, MovieLink, and a host of IPTV services. The Clicker: Was Grokster really the important Supreme Court decision? Engadget - www.engadget.com The Clicker: Was Grokster really the important Supreme Court decision?

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Congress Doing A Safety Dance Around Privacy

JetLawBlog

Furthermore, what of Skype and Vonage customers? Two congressmen have proposed a bill that would require ISPs, businesses, and individuals to maintain all users’ Internet-usage records for two years. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX), presented identical bills– S.436 in the Senate and H.R.1076 in the House– in order to aid the fight against child pornography.

“That’s Their Problem”: How Jared Kushner Let the Markets Decide America’s COVID-19 Fate | Vanity Fair

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

On May 20, an exasperated USAID official, Peter Mamacos , shared the news in a Skype meeting of government officials: The agency had been instructed to ship more than 200 ventilators to Russia, according to notes taken by a participant on the call, which Vanity Fair has obtained.

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

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Reporters exchanged notes via Skype, believing it to be somewhat less vulnerable to eavesdropping. Image via Wikipedia The Times's Dealings With Julian Assange - NYTimes.com This past June, Alan Rusbridger , the editor of The Guardian , phoned me and asked, mysteriously, whether I had any idea how to arrange a secure communication. Not really, I confessed. The Times doesn’t have encrypted phone lines, or a Cone of Silence. Well then, he said, he would try to speak circumspectly.

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Communications And Entertainment Law Blog - Untitled Article

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

We are a country that needs bipartisan support.’ ” In January, 2019, Lev Parnas—who told me that he was “like Rudy’s assistant”—arranged a Skype call between Giuliani and Viktor Shokin, the prosecutor general whom Poroshenko had fired at the urging of Joe Biden, two years earlier, and who had since retired. How the efforts of Yuriy Lutsenko and Rudy Giuliani to smear Joe Biden led to a Presidential crisis.