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Dot-sucks really sucks for brands and celebrities

March 23, 2015 3:35 pm

Marketers and celebrities are scrambling to protect their brands from the new dot-sucks and dot-porn domain names before they go live in June 2015. Taylor Swift has already grabbed taylorswift.porn on ICM Registry, according to a CNN interview of ICM CEO Stuart Lawley. Swift has long been proactive [...]

FTC Staff Reportedly Wanted To Bring Antitrust Case Against Google

March 20, 2015 6:20 am

Courtesy: MediaPost Some staff at the Federal Trade Commission wanted to bring an antitrust lawsuit against Google in 2012, according to documents obtained by The Wall Street Journal. The newspaper reported on Thursday that FTC staff found evidence that Google leveraged its dominance in search [...]

House data breach bill is a work in progress

March 18, 2015 12:07 pm

A draft data breach bill introduced by a House Democrat and Republican may have to go through a few more edits before it can advance in committee. Leading Democrats on the House commerce committee pushed back Wednesday on the draft released last week by vice chair Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), and [...]

Happy 30th, dot-com

March 15, 2015 7:41 pm

Dot-com – the ubiquitous suffix that steers our browsers around so much of the internet – is turning 30 this week. The birthday is all the more notable since the Internet has been going live with more than 500 top level domains. Coming soon to a browser near you is a web address ending [...]

Senate judiciary takes up patent reform this week

March 15, 2015 7:35 pm

The Senate judiciary committee will hold a hearing Wednesday to take up patent reform. New legislation to swat back abusive practices by patent assertion entities–companies which hold patents solely to assert intellectual property claims–was well on its way to becoming law until it was scuttled [...]
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