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This post was first published on SpicyIP here. Image Source: https://flic.kr/p/BXwqH. One of the greatest issues that the Old Guard of the media production realm has had with the Internet is the copyright infringement that it facilitates. As such, there have been multiple attempts at restricting...
(Image Source: https://flic.kr/p/6LUL9s)This is the first in a two-part series by Deepthi Bavirisetty on the law on upskirt photography in USA, Japan and India. Deepthi is a 4th Year Law student at the National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Calcutta. She is extremely interested in the...
1. Cyberwar is bullshit, by Russell Brandon, the Verge. 2. Microsoft now has robot security guards, by Imad Khan, the Daily Dot. 3. China Takes The Great Firewall Up A Notch By Blocking An Entire Content Delivery Network, by Glyn Moody, Techdirt. 4. When Fitbit Is the Expert Witness, by Kate...
(Image Source: https://flic.kr/p/oHcd72) Just yesterday, the internet became abuzz with the news that the European Parliament (‘EP’) is pressurising the European Union (‘EU’) to break Google Search away from the rest of its services (such as Android, et al).  We’ve covered Google’s antitrust woes...
For Facebook, it has never been about the profit, but the users. The social network has spent more than $22 billion on acquisitions, which includes $19 billion on WhatsApp exclusively! That is 2000 times the annual revenue of WhatsApp! Other popular acquisitions include Instagram ($1 billion),...
1. It Looks Like India's Going to get a Web Filter, by Nikhil Pahwa, Medianama. 2.  Up-vote all you want, but the Internet isn’t a democracy, by Caitlin Dewey, The Washington Post. 3. A Horse of a Different Color: What robotics law can learn from cyberlaw, Ryan Calo, Slate. 4. Embracing HTTPS,...
It is my great pleasure to announce our new Guest Editor, Sahebjot Singh. Sahebjot is currently a computer science major at the Manipal Institute of Technology, and is an avid programmer and web developer, who also enjoys dabbling in physics. He has worked earlier at a few startups, including...
Have you ever wondered how the spam in your mailbox is automatically detected? And what about speech recognition or handwriting recognition? These are quite challenging problems. But luckily they have one thing in common - that is data, and a good deal of it. Machine learning aims at creating...
Amlan Mohanty, an NLSIU-grad currently working at Trilegal and an all round Technology Law scholar (read: stud), has launched a new project - Techlawtopia. Techlawtopia is a non-profit website exploring the intersection of technology, law and society, and has blog posts, legal resources, and...
(Image Source: https://flic.kr/p/igPaVp) This is the first in a two-part post on the National Privacy Principles(NPPs). This post provides with a bit of background, and then deals with Principles One through Four, while the next will deal with Principles Five through Nine. Footnotes are especially...

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