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 In April of this year, eBay announced that it was spinning off Skype as a separate company in an IPO planned for early 2010.

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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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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.

Understanding Google’s Wrist Slaps: When is the FTC Like the NSA?

Music Technology Policy

Service Providers: Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple.”. The Washington Post tells us that a whistleblower has come forward to disclose how the National Security Agency has been getting data “Collection directly from the servers of these U.S.

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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.

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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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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.

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.

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.

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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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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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.

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