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Lawsuits against Ashley Madison over hack face tough road
By By BREE FOWLER NEW YORK (AP) — The release of the names and personal information of millions of potentially cheating spouses around the world will undoubtedly have disastrous consequences for many couples, but Ashley Madison members might think twice before suing over the website's hacking.

Indiana man pleads guilty in cybercriminal marketplace case
By The Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — An Indianapolis man is the latest to plead guilty to participating in a cybercriminal marketplace where hackers schemed to cripple or steal information from computers and cellphones.

Top 10 new Internet domain suffixes, from .agency to .today
By By The Associated PressThe top 10 new Internet domain suffixes in alphabetical order, according to Donuts Inc., a domain .today

U.Va. computer network back online after cyberattack
By The Associated PressCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia says its computer network is back online after being shut down for two days due to a cyberattack. The university says the network was restored Sunday after a system security upgrade.

Hacking ring accused of making $100M on stolen news releases
By By DAVID PORTER NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say Ukrainian hackers worked with securities traders to make $30 million by breaking into the computer systems of companies that publish news releases about mergers and acquisitions.

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  • ABA Committee on the Law of CyberSpace Online articles, some of which can be read for free by the public, others require password access. Information on the committee, symposia and other draft documents are also online.
  • ABA Project on Internet Jurisdiction Focuses on jurisdictional and enforcement issues raised by the growth of electronic commerce.
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) The AIPLA represents individuals, companies and institutions involved directly or indirectly in thepractice of patent, trademark, copyright and unfair competition law, as well as other fields of law affecting intellectual property.
  • BitLaw Includes articles and links to materials on specific Internet related issues (including web site development, ISP liability, web page linking, copyright issues, database protection and domain name issues).
  • Computer Law Association International non-profit association of over 1820 active members in 40 countries. The site includes publications, materials and links on computer law as well as case summaries of computer cases in the US Courts.
  • Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Electronic Frontier Foundation EFF is a non-profit, non-partisan organization working in the public interest to protect fundamental civil liberties, including privacy and freedom of expression, in the arena of computers and the Internet.
  • Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) EPIC is a public interest research center in Washington, D.C. established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values.
  • Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA)
  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
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