Policy > Law

GCHQ protesters stick it to British spooks ... by drinking urine

Activists told NOT to snap pics of staff at the concrete doughnut
Team Register, 31 Aug 14:07

Top beak: UK privacy law may be reconsidered because of social media

Rise of Twitter etc creates 'enormous challenges'
OUT-LAW.COM, 28 Aug 15:34

Groupon sales reps' overtime pay suit not eligible for class action

Judge reckons their jobs were too different to be lumped into one court case

Apple tried to get a ban on Galaxy, judge said: NO, NO, NO

Judge Koh refuses Samsung ban for the third time
Richard Chirgwin, 28 Aug 00:01

Ex US cybersecurity czar guilty in child sex abuse website case

Health and Human Services IT security chief headed online to share vile images
Iain Thomson, 27 Aug 02:56

Super Cali signs a kill-switch, campaigners say it's atrocious

Remote-death button bad news for crooks, protesters – and great news for hackers?
Iain Thomson, 26 Aug 18:17

Harvard boffins 'reverse-engineer' Chinese censorship

Yes: criticise the government. No: organise protest
Richard Chirgwin, 26 Aug 03:01

The police are WRONG: Watching YouTube videos is NOT illegal

And our man Corfield is pretty bloody cross about it
Gareth Corfield, 25 Aug 08:00

Three new charges laid against alleged Silk Road kingpin

Lawyer says legal bullets sprayed in hope of landing jury hit
Darren Pauli, 25 Aug 04:01

Cracking copyright law: How a simian selfie stunt could make a monkey out of Wikipedia

Analysis Creativity can't start and end at the push of a button
Andrew Orlowski, 24 Aug 10:28

Fast And Furious 6 cammer thrown in slammer for nearly three years

Man jailed for dodgy cinema recording of Hollywood movie
Kelly Fiveash, 23 Aug 18:25

Facebook needs to defend Austrian privacy violation case

Court rubber-stamps Max Schrems' class action
Richard Chirgwin, 22 Aug 05:03

Don't even THINK about copyright violation, says Indian state

Pre-emptive arrest for pirates in Karnataka
Richard Chirgwin, 22 Aug 04:32
London BMW 5-Series police car

Hello, police, El Reg here. Are we a bunch of terrorists now?

Do Brits risk arrest for watching beheading video nasty? We asked the fuzz
Jasper Hamill, 20 Aug 15:02

Felony charges? Harsh! Alleged Anon hackers plead guilty to misdemeanours

US judge questions harsh sentence sought by prosecutors


Transparency by Telstra: a good start but not enough

84,000-plus law enforcement requests, but for what?
Matthew Martin's "turkeys" cartoon, 1983

Australia's metadata debate is an utter shambles

The goalposts are moving hourly and ministers are contradicting intelligence agencies and themselves
Richard Chirgwin, 06 Aug 01:07

Today's Facebook fury: Coppertone-like baby pic ban baffles US mom

Worstall on Wednesday Never mind the Ts&Cs, what does the law say?
Tim Worstall, 09 Jul 15:24
Google Chocolate Factory

Speaking in Tech: 'Right to be forgotten' ruling – what would Google do?

Podcast Plus: We're all living in the Post-Snowden Era™
Team Register, 09 Jul 11:41


EU justice chief blasts Google on 'right to be forgotten'

Don't pretend it's a freedom of speech issue – interim commish
Jennifer Baker, 19 Aug 11:42

UK fuzz want PINCODES on ALL mobile phones

Exclusive Met Police calls for mandatory passwords on all new mobes
Jasper Hamill, 19 Aug 08:04

Ad regulator pulls down Branson-backed magic undies

Wireless Armour ads promising radiation-free wedding tackle labelled 'misleading'
Richard Chirgwin, 18 Aug 07:02

Rimini Street promises 'business as usual' after Oracle IP judgment

Rimini's wrong on Oracle database licence, says judge
Gavin Clarke, 15 Aug 16:48

Oracle claims knockout blow in IP lawsuit

Judge says Rimini Street pinched Larry's goodies
Simon Sharwood, 15 Aug 07:28

Merger-hungry Comcast and Time Warner withdraw from FCC commissioner's dinner event

Cable firms step away amidst heat on conflict of interest
Shaun Nichols, 15 Aug 02:58

Seven Apple Store staff cuffed in alleged $500k stolen iPhone scam bust

Apple workers Think Different – allegedly
Iain Thomson, 15 Aug 02:28

Marvell: NO WAY should we have to pay jumbo $1.54bn patent judgment

Tells appeals court Carnegie Mellon Uni patent ruling was result of 'series of legal errors'
Neil McAllister, 13 Aug 23:08

Anonymous threatens to name cop who shot dead unarmed Michael Brown

Police close ranks and refuse to reveal officer's identity

Naughty NSA was so drunk on data it forgot collection rules

Declassified court docs show systematic breaches over [REDACTED] years
Richard Chirgwin, 13 Aug 05:04

£100m DMI omnifail: BBC managers' emails trawled by employment tribunal

Analysis Chief techie Linwood's unfair dismissal unearths a few gems
Gavin Clarke, 12 Aug 15:39
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Cisco slings small change at CSIRO over WiFi dispute

Judge orders $USD16 million royalty payment
Matthew Martin's "turkeys" cartoon, 1983

Australia's metadata debate is an utter shambles

The goalposts are moving hourly and ministers are contradicting intelligence agencies and themselves
Richard Chirgwin, 06 Aug 01:07

UK WhatsApp duo convicted of possessing extreme porn

Pair pleaded guilty to 'unsolicited' shock images featuring animals
John Leyden, 05 Aug 13:31