STLR Link Roundup – April 24, 2010

The latest on the STLR radar:

  • Authorities in San Mateo, California, contemplate filing criminal charges in connection with the sale of an Apple prototype (of a new iPhone), lost by and possibly stolen from an Apple software engineer and bought for $5,000 by the website Gizmodo.com, the New York Times reports.
  • From the San Francisco Chronicle: citing a desire to help fight censorship, Google has launched a tool that discloses requests the company receives from governments for content removal and user data.
  • India’s new copyright proposals, which include both fines and jail time for offenders, are still not strict enough for the RIAA, MPAA, and other organizations that lobby for greater intellectual property enforcement, Ars Technica explains.
  • From CNET, a summary of the recent Supreme Court decision declaring unconstitutional a law banning Internet videos of animal cruelty, while leaving open the possibility that a narrower law would be permissible.
  • A new study funded by net neutrality opponents claims that the FCC’s proposed net neutrality rules would cost the telecommunications industry over 340,000 jobs in the next ten years, PC World reports.
  • PatentlyO notes that the Supreme Court has decided to hear a case on international copyright exhaustion, and gives a summary of the case.
  • Also from PatentlyO, links to videos of patent attorney Kevin Noonan defending genetic patents on 60 Minutes and the Colbert Report.

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