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In the aftermath of a horrible murder by someone who is now routinely referred to as "the Craigslist killer," the online classified site has been coming under increasing pressure from both the government -- which has been waging a prostitution-related crusade for some time now -- and others who see the service as somehow complicit…

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I would take this one with a large grain -- perhaps even a boulder -- of salt, but according to a report in The Register, wireless-handset maker Motorola is planning to get buyers of its new, ultra-expensive Aura handset to sign something saying they won't sell the device on eBay. The report (from the usual…

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BoingBoing has a link to a blog post by a New Zealander who sat in on a meeting with New Zealand officials, a meeting ostensibly about getting their input on the country's proposed copyright legislation, and in particular a so-called "three strikes" rule, which would force Internet service providers to cut off users after warning…

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Shane Richmond at the Telegraph has news of an interesting ruling from a British High Court judge, in a case that involved allegedly defamatory comments posted to an online discussion group about investing. In his decision, Mr. Justice Eady said that even though some of the comments on the investment forum amounted to "vulgar abuse,"…

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(Note: This is cross-posted from my Globe and Mail blog) Are you sure that all of the songs on your iPod were legally acquired? What about the music or movies or other digital content on your laptop? You could be subjected to some nasty questioning next time you cross the border, if a new international…

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