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Quadcopters straddle the line between drones and toys
By By The Associated PressQuadcopters like the one that crashed at the White House on Monday are among the most popular remote-controlled aircraft being sold today. But are they drones or sophisticated toys? Sometimes it's very hard to distinguish between the two. It really depends on the particular model.

Bodies found after Ga. couple lured by Craigslist contact
By By RUSS BYNUM McRAE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities suspect a missing Georgia couple met a tragic end after traveling to meet someone replying to their ad seeking a classic car on the website Craigslist.

Google expanding fiber service to 4 Southeastern metro areas
By By ERIK SCHELZIG NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Google is bringing its ultra-fast fiber optic Internet service to four metro areas in the Southeast.

Facebook: Internal glitch caused hour-long global outage
By By YOUKYUNG LEESEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Facebook said it suffered a self-inflicted outage lasting an hour on Tuesday that made its site inaccessible to users worldwide. The glitch reported in Asia, the United States, Australia and the U.K. affected access from PCs and Facebook's mobile app. The social media giant's Instagram service was also inaccessible.

Facebook outage brings jokes, marketing pitches to Twitter
By By YOUKYUNG LEE and BARBARA ORTUTAYSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For many, the hour without a Facebook was a golden opportunity for a joke — or a marketing pitch — on other social media sites. Facebook said the outage that made its sites inaccessible worldwide for about an hour Tuesday was self-inflicted.


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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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