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A long and winding road to new copyright legislation – TechCrunch

A long and winding road to new copyright legislation – TechCrunch Dave Davis joined Copyright Clearance Center in 1994 and currently serves as a research analyst. He previously held directorships in both public libraries and corporate libraries and earned joint master’s degrees in Library and Information Sciences and Medieval European …

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Bitcoin Trader Pleads Guilty Over Unlicensed Exchange Business

Bitcoin Trader Pleads Guilty Over Unlicensed Exchange Business A 21-year-old bitcoin trader from California has pleaded guilty to operating an unlicensed money transmission business and now faces a maximum of five years in prison. According to a news release issued Monday by the Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of California, the trader, …

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Chinese Arbitration Court Says Bitcoin Should Be Legally Protected as Property

Chinese Arbitration Court Says Bitcoin Should Be Legally Protected as Property An arbitration body in China has ruled that despite the country’s central bank’s ban on cryptocurrency trading, bitcoin should still be legally protected as a property with economic values. The Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration published a case analysis …

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Apple’s Tim Cook makes blistering attack on the “data industrial complex” – TechCrunch

Apple’s Tim Cook makes blistering attack on the “data industrial complex” – TechCrunch Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has joined the chorus of voices warning that data itself is being weaponized again people and societies — arguing that the trade in digital data has exploded into a “data industrial complex”. Cook …

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An overview of Europe’s other big privacy rule change – TechCrunch

An overview of Europe’s other big privacy rule change – TechCrunch Gather round. The EU has a plan for a big update to privacy laws that could have a major impact on current Internet business models. Um, I thought Europe just got some new privacy rules? They did. You’re thinking …

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Europe is drawing fresh battle lines around the ethics of big data – TechCrunch

Europe is drawing fresh battle lines around the ethics of big data – TechCrunch It’s been just over four months since Europe’s tough new privacy framework came into force. You might believe that little of substance has changed for big tech’s data-hungry smooth operators since then — beyond firing out …

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