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The California legislature has been busy, some might say spending California tax dollars on frivolous new laws that are muddied with ambiguity, unnecessarily over-burdensome, potentially violative of the First Amendment, and not likely to amount to significant consumer protection. Two new privacy laws, scheduled to take effect in 2014 and 2015 are likely to pose challenges for website owners, and – for at least one — face challenges in the courts.

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As we have blogged before, many companies are currently taking advantage of Sunrise Period B (which expires on October 28, 2011) to block .xxx domains containing their registered trademarks. People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has taken a dramatically different tactic that is worth noting to spread the word about their message. Taking advantage …

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https://wiki.mozzilla.org/Drumbeat/Attribution_generator. Mozilla (noting that people who want to do the right thing and give attribution should be able to easily) has launched “OPEN ATTRIBUTE” which is a free and easy suite of tools that makes giving attribution easy and fast. It is only available for Creative Commons’ licensed content, but it’s so deliciously easy and …

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With U.S. President Barack Obama in the White House a change in U.S. – Cuba relations may be on the horizon. According to a recent Reuters story, U.S. companies have an estimated 5,000 products trademarked in Cuba, “waiting for the day they might finally land on the island separated from the United States by the …

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