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Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Wall Street Journal offers free Wi-Fi in NYC and San Francisco   —  Newspapers have been trying all sorts of gimmicks, from paywall promos to “open houses,” to get readers to discover their websites.  The latest by the Wall Street Journal is clever: thousands of free Wi-Fi hotspots throughout New York City and San Francisco.
Aug 24, 2012, 4:05 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Oracle, Google file list of paid journalists   —  A federal judge last week wrote that he was “concerned” Oracle and Google had paid journalists and bloggers to comment on their highly-publicized intellectual property trial and ordered them to provide a list of names.  The responses are now in.
Aug 17, 2012, 5:25 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
‘Friends’ can share your Facebook profile with the government, court rules   —  A federal judge has ruled that investigators can go through your Facebook profile if one of your friends gives them permission to do so.  The decision, which is part of a New York City racketeering trial …
Aug 16, 2012, 8:40 AMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Google can appeal class certification in Books case   —  The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit this morning allowed Google to appeal a May ruling that let the Authors Guild go forward with a copyright class action over Google's unauthorized book scanning.
Aug 14, 2012, 2:30 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Fox sues to shut down Aereo copycat over TV streaming   —  Broadcasters have been battling for months to shut down Aereo, a service that uses dime-size antennas to stream TV to Apple devices.  Now, the fight has taken a strange new twist.  [Note: this post has been updated with BarryDriller comments]
Aug 12, 2012, 10:50 AMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Malaria is no excuse for patent trolling, Mr. Myhrvold   —  Nathan Myhrvold, CEO of Intellectual Ventures, took issue with GigaOM this week after we expressed skepticism about his company's plans to hire a “VP of Global Good.”  —  In an interview with tech site Geekwire, Myhrvold said …
Aug 11, 2012, 10:05 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Facebook says ‘Likes’ are free speech in sheriff case   —  Facebook is supporting the court appeal of a deputy sheriff who lost his job after he ‘Liked’ the Facebook campaign page of his boss's rival.  The case is helping to define the extent of free speech rights in the age of social media.
Aug 7, 2012, 2:05 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Google records show book scanning was aimed at Amazon   —  Google has so far spent more than $180 million on book scanning and, at the outset of the project, one of its stated goals was to keep web searchers away from Amazon.  —  These are among the details set out in a new court filing by the Authors Guild …
Aug 6, 2012, 2:10 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Twitter restores reporter's account, tweet with NBC e-mail remains   —  Two days after his account was suspended, the U.K. reporter who touched off a media kerfuffle about corporate control of speech is back on Twitter.  The Independent's Guy Adams, who made his name bashing NBC's Olympic coverage …
Jul 31, 2012, 3:30 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Reporter shield protects Jobs biographer in Apple e-book case   —  A federal judge ruled earlier this month that the laws of reporter privilege mean that Walter Isaacson, the author of a popular Steve Jobs biography, doesn't have to hand over his notes as evidence in a class action suit over alleged e-book price-fixing.
Jul 30, 2012, 5:55 PMIn context

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