Priceline Throws A Fit And Sues USPTO For Not Granting Them Booking.com Trademark | Techdirt

Given that Booking.com filed the trademark application as a “travel agency service,” Booking.com’s lawsuit, filed April 15 in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, states “there is no evidence in the entire history of Booking.com’s use of its trademark that any consumers or users of travel agency services refer to such sites as ‘Booking.com’s.’”

A Booking.com-commissioned survey found that 75 percent of its users “recognize BOOKING.COM as a trademark, not a common name,” the suit states.

Source: Priceline Throws A Fit And Sues USPTO For Not Granting Them Booking.com Trademark | Techdirt

Cop fired after video shows him slamming 12-year-old girl to the ground | Ars Technica


Officer’s report was “inconsistent with the video,” officials say.

Source: Cop fired after video shows him slamming 12-year-old girl to the ground | Ars Technica

Linking to Pirated Content Is Not Copyright Infringement, Says EU Court Adviser – TorrentFreak


Linking to pirated content that is already available to the public can not be seen as copyright infringement under the European Copyright Directive. This is the advice Advocate General Melchior Wathelet has sent to the EU Court of Justice, in what may turn out to be a landmark case.

Source: Linking to Pirated Content Is Not Copyright Infringement, Says EU Court Adviser – TorrentFreak

Illinois Police Department Pulls Plug On Body Cameras Because Accountability Is ‘A Bit Burdensome’ | Techdirt

Minooka Police Chief Justin Meyer said Friday the issue was not with the functionality of the cameras, but that it became a burden for staff to fill the many requests for video footage.

Source: Illinois Police Department Pulls Plug On Body Cameras Because Accountability Is ‘A Bit Burdensome’ | Techdirt

Ruling Unsealed: National Security Letters Upheld As Constitutional| Electronic Frontier Foundation

San Francisco – A federal judge has unsealed her ruling that National Security Letter (NSL) provisions in federal law—as amended by the USA FREEDOM Act—don’t violate the Constitution. The ruling allows the FBI to continue to issue the letters with accompanying gag orders that silence anyone from disclosing they have received an NSL, often for years.

Source: Ruling Unsealed: National Security Letters Upheld As Constitutional | Electronic Frontier Foundation