Ars Technica: Supreme Court asked to nullify the Google trademark

Ars Technica: Supreme Court asked to nullify the Google trademark. “Is the term ‘google’ too generic and therefore unworthy of its trademark protection? That’s the question before the US Supreme Court…. What’s before the Supreme Court is a trademark lawsuit that Google already defeated in a lower court. The lawsuit claims that Google should no longer be trademarked because the word ‘google’ is synonymous to the public with the term ‘search the Internet.'”

The Register: Sorry, but those huge walls of terms and conditions you never read are legally binding

The Register: Sorry, but those huge walls of terms and conditions you never read are legally binding. “You may never read those lengthy terms and conditions attached to every digital download or app but, in America at least, they are legally binding. Sorry. That’s the conclusion of a panel of appeal judges earlier this week when shining beacon of corporate responsibility Uber insisted its users had agreed not to sue the company somewhere in its long list of lengthy legal locutions.”

ProPublica: Track News Stories About Hate With the Documenting Hate News Index

ProPublica: Track News Stories About Hate With the Documenting Hate News Index. “The Documenting Hate News Index is updated every day. You can use it to search and filter by keyword and date range to see what hate incidents have been reported in local and national news outlets. It’s by no means a complete accounting of all hate in America. It includes only incidents reported by a news outlet indexed by Google News. And in addition to cataloging violence, harassment and vandalism, the project includes stories about hate crimes legislation and programs designed to combat hate in local communities.”

BBC: Chinese ‘cyber-court’ launched for online cases

BBC: Chinese ‘cyber-court’ launched for online cases. “China has launched a digital “cyber-court” to help deal with a rise in the number of internet-related claims, according to state media. The Hangzhou Internet Court opened on Friday and heard its first case – a copyright infringement dispute between an online writer and a web company.”

American Library Association: Victory near in 20-year fight to provide public with CRS reports

American Library Association: Victory near in 20-year fight to provide public with CRS reports. “After nearly 20 years of advocacy by ALA, Congress has recently taken significant steps toward permanently assuring free public access to reports by the Congressional Research Service (CRS). Taxpayers fund these reports but generally have not been able to read them. “

Free Law Project: We Have Every Free PACER Opinion on CourtListener.com

Free Law Project: We Have Every Free PACER Opinion on CourtListener.com. “At Free Law Project, we have gathered millions of court documents over the years, but it’s with distinct pride that we announce that we have now completed our biggest crawl ever. After nearly a year of work, and with support from the U.S. Department of Labor and Georgia State University, we have collected every free written order and opinion that is available in PACER. To accomplish this we used PACER’s ‘Written Opinion Report,’ which provides many opinions for free.”

Bloomberg Law: ABA Creates Fact Checker Website For Legal Issues in the News

Bloomberg Law: ABA Creates Fact Checker Website For Legal Issues in the News. “The American Bar Association is launching a new website in the hopes of becoming the authoritative source on legal facts in the news. The site… aims to be a source for journalists and the general public whenever misrepresentations about existing laws are made in the public discourse.”