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Indian Court Orders Global Takedown Of ‘Defamatory’ Video From YouTube, Twitter, Facebook

from the jurisdiction-fight dept I’ve mentioned in the past that, from Techdirt’s earliest posts, one key topic is how you handle “jurisdiction” on the internet, since the internet is global, and laws don’t always work that way. Indeed, allowing for global jurisdiction for any particular government’s laws would inevitably mean that the most draconian and …

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Website and mobile app accessibility is a priority after Supreme Court ruling – Econsultancy

The virtues of accessibility are well-established but many companies still fail to make accessibility a priority when developing websites and mobile apps. In the US, however, companies are being forced to view accessibility in a new light in the wake of a US Supreme Court decision that will force a major pizza chain to defend …

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Appeals Court Takes Immunity Away From Cop Who Entered A House Without A Warrant And Killed The Family Dog

from the as-it-should dept Qualified immunity has been stretched to cover a wide variety of rights violations, law enforcement misconduct, and excessive force deployments. Every so often, a federal court will refuse to extend this courtesy to sued officers, but these decisions are relative rarities. Every so often, officers engage in such egregious violations that …

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EU court rules pre-checked cookie consent is not legally valid – Econsultancy

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled this week that pre-checked consent boxes for the use of cookies are not valid. This means consent requires an active opt-in. CJEU’s ruling comes as part of a case against the lottery website, Planet49, which asked users to give consent for cookies in order for …

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Facebook Can Be Forced To Remove Content Globally, Rules EU Court

In the Facebook vs Eva Glawischnig-Piesczek case, Europian Union’s highest court has ruled against the Silicon Valley tech giant. Under the ruling, which cannot be appealed, countries can order Facebook to take down all kinds of content (posts, comments, images, videos) on a global scale. #ECJ : #EU law does not preclude a host provider …

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Upholding FCC’s repeal of net neutrality rules, court opens door for California to enforce its own

In a ruling Tuesday, a federal appeals court upheld the Federal Communications Commission’s controversial repeal of Obama-era net neutrality protections. But the substance of that ruling leaves the door open for states and local governments to write their own regulations. In California, which adopted such regulations last year only to freeze them in a deal …

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