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Fake tweets stir debate about parody, lawsuit
By JASON KEYSER CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Daniel was watching cartoons with one of his sons when he created a spoof Twitter account in the name of the Peoria mayor. Out of boredom, he said, he soon began sending profane messages about sex, drugs and alcohol.

Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot said Thursday that 56 million debit and credit cards are estimated to have been breached in a data theft between April and September at its stores in the U.S. and Canada.

Orders for Samsung Note 4 phone begins Friday
By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung says U.S. wireless carriers will start taking orders for its large-screen Galaxy Note 4 smartphone on the same day larger iPhones go on sale.

Review: Larger iPhones eliminate reason to switch
By ANICK JESDANUNNEW YORK (AP) — It's easy to dismiss Apple's new iPhones as merely catching up to Android. After all, phones running Google's Android system long have had larger screens. In addition, many Android phones already have the wireless chips that iPhones are getting for making credit card payments without pulling out a card at retail stores.

Yahoo rakes in another jackpot from Alibaba's IPO
By MICHAEL LIEDTKE SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is making amends for years of blundering with one smart move: an early investment in China's Alibaba Group that has turned into a multibillion-dollar boon.


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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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