Death and internet taxes
Online shopping is hugely popular but not with state governments. For years, states have complained the internet shopping boom is costing them billions in…
The Supreme Court is now on YouTube — sort of. A clandestine video from the court has turned up on the popular video-sharing…
First sale freedom
In 2013, the fate of everything from used bookstores to neighborhood garage sales hung in the balance as the Supreme Court decided whether it…
Stick to your day job
The Supreme Court issued a ruling Tuesday that will have a significant impact on the patent system by limiting the ability of the…
A push for paper
Chief Justice John Roberts published a report on the judiciary this week, and much of his meditation focused on technology, and courts’ historical reluctance…
Big win for Amazon and Apple
The Supreme Court handed employers a clear victory on Tuesday, ruling 9-0 that Amazon does not have to compensate workers for the time they…
Can companies like Oracle exert copyright over basic software instructions? A new petition from leading computer scientists makes it more likely the Supreme Court will hear an appeal of a decision that shocked the tech sector.
Should employees be paid for the time they spend in line undergoing anti-theft searches at the end of a shift? An employee of an Amazon warehouse is leading an important test case before the Supreme Court on Wednesday.
What are the most important legal cases in tech? Here are three cases going before the Supreme Court this fall, plus a view of 5 other issues coming down the pike.
Patent reform failed in Congress this year but a spec of hope has arrived in the form of a spate of court decisions in which courts are deciding that so-called inventions can’t be patented because they are old and abstract ideas.
The Supreme Court refused to hear Google’s appeal of a lower court’s finding that the data it collected from unsecured WiFi networks amounted to a violation of the Wiretap Act.
The committee that determines who gets an official Senate press pass has denied one to SCOTUSblog because it says the site’s journalism involves a conflict of interest — but the press gallery is ignoring how journalism has changed, in this case for the better
A new Supreme Court decision will cut down the number of computer-related patents, but will not, as some had hoped, eliminate software patents altogether.
SCOTUSblog is recognized as one of the leading sites for analysis and commentary on Supreme Court decisions, but it has been unable to get accreditation as an official media outlet from either the court or the Senate press gallery’s committee of journalists
The Supreme Court struck a blow against vague patents and a controversial infringement theory in two more 9-0 rebukes to the country’s patent appeals court.
The Supreme Court issued yet another rebuke to the country’s patent court judges in two decisions that could make it easier to punish patent trolls.
When can police go through a person’s cellphone? The Supreme Court will hear two cases on Tuesday that will shape the future of privacy and police procedure.
An appeals court has ruled that a blogger is a member of the media for the purposes of defamation law — another decision that helps support the idea of protecting acts of journalism, rather than just specific people who are defined as professional journalists
The Supreme Court is hearing what many regard as the most important patent case in years, which is expected to provide new rules on what can and can’t be patented.
The dividing line between what software is patentable and what is not has been hazy at best. But a case that goes before the Supreme Court later this month may finally bring some much-needed clarity to the issue.
The problem of patent trolling is rooted in economics: there is little downside to filing outrageous lawsuits since it often costs the other side more to defend than settle. The Supreme Court is hearing cases that could change that.
A “rogue” appeals court hears every patent appeal in the land — and keeps on getting it wrong. The Supreme Court stepped in once again this week to clean up the mess.
Right now, police can go through the cell phone of someone they’ve arrested in some states but not others. The Supreme Court accepted two cases which could clear what sort of cell phone searches are legal under the Constitution.
The Supreme Court says it will return to the thorny issue of when software-related “inventions” are eligible for review under patent law.
The Supreme Court rebuffed a challenge to a New York law that taxes out-of-state online retailers — this means the tax fight in Congress is likely to heat up in coming months.
Tech companies have been resolving privacy lawsuits by paying a sum of money to class action lawyers and “charities.” The Supreme Court hinted on Monday it is getting impatient with the practice.
Many links cited by influential science journals and the Supreme Court are broken – the result is a growing memory hole in the places where scholars expect to find an authoritative source of knowledge. The good news is a solution is at hand.
The law about when cops can search your phone is a cluster of confusion. But now the issue is teed up for the Supreme Court to define the privacy rights surrounding the personal computers in our pockets.
Now that the Supreme Court has decided that human genes can’t be patented, a group of researchers is using high-tech data science to better understand the genetic mutations associated with breast cancer.
The Supreme Court sided with a student textbook seller agains the publisher John Wiley in a major dispute over who can resell copyrighted works.
The Supreme Court chose to keep the country in suspense today over its momentous health care ruling, and instead issued a decision confirming that the FCC was wrong to sanction Fox over brief f-bombs by Cher and Nicole Richie.
Is it legal to buy books or watches overseas and then ship them back to America to sell at a profit? For a long time, the law has been unclear. Now, the Supreme Court is set to weigh in.
The Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in a case that could decide how connected the concept of big data is to constitutional expectations of privacy. How much data is too much before allowable surveillance crosses the line into an invasion of privacy?
GPS is great if you’re hiking or looking for a restaurant on your iPhone. But how you do feel about letting the police place the tracking te…
While patent law has hogged the headlines in the last year, copyright law is making a splash this week with two cases at the Supreme Court a…
The Supreme Court ruled today that a California law that would have banned the sale of violent video games to minors is unconstitutional, be…
A variety of bills are being debated in Washington now that would create some new rules for how to handle data and privacy in the digital ag…
The Supreme Court has announced it will hear Sorrell v. IMS Health, a case relating to the sale of health data. Though not obvious at first…
Imagine what the police could find out about you if they had the ability to search your phone and all it contains, from your browser and photo history to your Foursquare check-ins. Police in California now have the right to do this — without a warrant.
Responding to an emergency appeal, the US Supreme Court ruled this morning to block the broadcast of proceedings in the Perry et…
Everybody’s worried about lack of online privacy, but it seems like if you work for the U.S. government, you ought to be more worried than most. Two legal cases stand poised to heavily influence the online rights of government workers.
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