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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

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

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
Broke - empty pockets

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
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Anonymous threatens to name cop who shot dead unarmed Michael Brown

Police close ranks and refuse to reveal officer's identity


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

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
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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

When PR backfires: Google 'forgets' BBC TV man's banker blog post

Comment Robert Peston in right to be forgotten search takedown whodunnit
Andrew Orlowski, 03 Jul 13:02


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

Cisco slings small change at CSIRO over WiFi dispute

Judge orders $USD16 million royalty payment
Richard Chirgwin, 06 Aug 01:49

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

Google on Gmail child abuse trawl: We're NOT looking for other crimes

Burglars needn't worry, says search giant
John Leyden, 05 Aug 14:59

UK WhatsApp duo convicted of possessing extreme porn

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

Evidence during FOI disputes can be provided in SECRET

Freedom of Info requester NOT allowed to be present - court
OUT-LAW.COM, 05 Aug 08:02
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Australia to retain telecommunications metadata

Law coming later this year, source of cash for necessary kit TBD
Simon Sharwood, 05 Aug 06:51

Lawyer for alleged Silk Road kingpin wants all evidence thrown out

Claims cops couldn't have found Silk Road servers without illegal surveillance
Neil McAllister, 05 Aug 02:27

Users should PAY for their piracy says Turnbull

No, ISPs should pay, says Brandis
Richard Chirgwin, 04 Aug 00:22

Microsoft's Euro cloud darkens: US FEDS can dig into foreign servers

They're not emails, they're business records, says court

Overland Storage and BDT end four-year-long patent spat

BDT invests in Overland, Overland shares plummet
Chris Mellor, 31 Jul 15:59