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European Regulators Put Google in the Hot Seat on Privacy Changes

If the EU really wants to flex its muscles over Google's privacy policy, it has the ability to do so, Peter S. Vogel, partner at Gardere Wynne Sewell, told the E-Commerce Times. "It has been clear since Google announced its privacy policy change that the EU was unhappy with i...

Is Google Stuck in EU Antitrust Locomotive’s Headlight?

Still, the fact that Almunia even gave Google any time to avoid an investigation and possible sanctions is a departure from how the antitrust office usually operates, said Peter S. Vogel, partner with Gardere Wynne Sewell. "You do have to consider the possibility [Almunia] is...

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That Nasty, Lying Anonymous Internet Post Could Cost $13.78 Million

Many people believe they can say what they want on the Internet as long as they use a pseudonym. After all, it is easy to set up an account using an anonymous alter ego. In addition to believing they can post whatever they want, they may also think they are protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. They may think freedom of speech has no limits, and when that speech -- even vicious lies -- is anonymously posted, that anonymity will shield them from liability. ...

Oracle v. Google, Round 1, May Be a Toss-Up

Speculating on how the case could go is premature, even at this late juncture, said Peter S. Vogel, partner with Gardere Wynne Sewell. "There is simply no way to know what questions the jury has decided at this point and how they are thinking." The questions the jury was task...

Google’s Street View Closure: A Long and Winding Road

The FCC was only investigating a certain aspect of what Google did, explained Peter S. Vogel, a partner with Gardere Wynne Sewell. "It looked at whether Google violated U.S. laws by accessing people's data through their unprotected WiFi networks as its trucks drove by. That i...

FCC Nicks Google for Failure to Cooperate

Galling though it may be to privacy advocates, the small fine represents the extent of the damage Google has done -- in accordance with U.S. laws, that is -- said Peter S. Vogel, partner with Gardere Wynne Sewell. "The fact is, Google wasn't violating any U.S. laws," he told...

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Copyright Law vs. Public Court Documents

In the aftermath of the Watergate scandal in the 1970s, state and federal governments moved to become more open, and the Internet has made the achievement of transparency even easier. ...

‘Mass Effect 3’ Gamers Demand Satisfaction

Technically speaking, these complaints are in the FTC's bailiwick, Peter S. Vogel, partner with Gardere Wynne Sewell, told the E-Commerce Times. "Its consumer protection division includes entertainment and ratings on video games," he said. "I think many people would be surpr...

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Google’s New Privacy Policy vs. the World

Even before Google launched its new privacy policy earlier this month, consolidating separate privacy policies for more than 60 applications, legal issues had surfaced. ...

Microsoft Sics EU Regulators on Google/Motorola

There is likely something else going on here as well, Peter S. Vogel, partner with Gardere Wynne Sewell, told the E-Commerce Times Microsoft has had tremendous difficulties over the years with the EU antitrust regulatory authorities, he pointed out....

Oracle Opts for Another Day in Court With TomorrowNow

Whenever a trial jury's verdict is overturned by a judge in the way it occurred in the TomorrowNow case, the company almost always appeals, explained Peter S. Vogel, partner with Gardere Wynne Sewell. That's "especially if there is a large sum of money involved, as there is w...

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GPS, Privacy and the Supreme Court

Privacy continues to be in the headlines. Companies and governments are garnering and analyzing information that they obtain through means some find questionable in unprecedented ways ...

Samsung Galaxy Tab Design-Around Passes Muster With German Court

"The reality is, this is almost a never-ending story," Peter S. Vogel, partner with Gardere Wynne Sewell, told the E-Commerce Times. "There are a number of different claims that overlap and deal with multiple patents. Apple could have a patent application in the works that co...

Legit Megaupload Users Could Be Out of Luck

"It is hard to imagine that destroying evidence in current litigation could positively affect the cases," Peter S. Vogel, a partner in Gardere Wynne Sewell, told the E-Commerce Times The legal question may involve the notion that the copied files are sufficient evidence a...

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New Legal Challenge – Who Owns Followers on Twitter?

On Jan. 1, I found that these Twitter names had hordes of followers: @ladygaga had 17,554,645, @Starbucks had 1,927,255, and @noahkravitz had 24,273. If you have a Twitter account, you can easily see all of who the followers are ...

Class Action on ‘Like’ Ads Could Dent Facebook’s Wallet

That was a win for Facebook, Peter S. Vogel, a trial partner at Gardere Wynne Sewell, told the E-Commerce Times. "Unjust enrichment is a tort, which says that a defendant got money unfairly to the plaintiff's disadvantage," he explained. "One of the advantages to a tort is th...

BT Goes for Android’s Jugular With Patent Claims

"Without seeing the patents, it's impossible to know if these are valid claims, but Google did purchase the Motorola Mobility patents for $12.5 billion to help protect itself," Peter S. Vogel, partner, Gardere Wynne Sewell, told LinuxInsider "Given the myriad of uses of Goo...

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Carrier IQ and the US’ Escalating Privacy Risk Level

It seems that every day a new crisis hits the news about our privacy, but not many news stories are as astonishing as the recent revelation by a 25-year-old researcher about the Carrier IQ software that is installed on most modern Android, BlackBerry and Nokia phones. Carrier IQ software collects massive data from these devices, then "correlates and aggregates the data for near real-time system monitoring and business intelligence" for phone operators and manufacturers, ostensibly to improve their services. ...

AT&T Rethinks T-Mobile Deal

"If other competitors buy portions of T-Mobile's assets in different markets, then AT&T may not be violating any antitrust laws, as the FCC and DoJ allege," Peter S. Vogel, partner in Gardere Wynne Sewell, told the E-Commerce Times. "Based on the plan that AT&T is offering now, AT&T will only purchase 40 percent of T-Mobile's assets, and other major players will acquire the remainder." ...

AT&T Rethinks T-Mobile Deal

"If other competitors buy portions of T-Mobile's assets in different markets, then AT&T may not be violating any antitrust laws, as the FCC and DoJ allege," Peter S. Vogel, partner in Gardere Wynne Sewell, told the E-Commerce Times. "Based on the plan that AT&T is offering now, AT&T will only purchase 40 percent of T-Mobile's assets, and other major players will acquire the remainder." ...

Elon Musk's Dec. 2 action to release The Twitter Files: Approve or Disapprove?
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