Senator Leahy’s Changes to ECPA

We recently commented on Senator Patrick Leahy’s (D-VT) flip-flop on his position concerning an amendment to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA).  Once the backlash died down, the Senator’s Office walked back his statement on electronic privacy and warrant-less access to email and claimed he now has changed his mind again. His office has posted a revised revised amendment for consideration. We will see how long this position lasts! – Radar

Apple Beats Samsung in Holland

Today’s update in the world war of patent disputes involves Apple and Samsung in Holland. A Dutch court has found that Samsung has violated Apple’s “bounce back” scrolling patent. The punishment is for Samsung to fix the issue within eight weeks, if it does not, it will face a fine of $100,000 per day until it is fixed. That works out to about $3 million a month, hardly draconian nor financially significant to a firm with $6 billion a quarter in profits. Engadget