Proposed German Laws Target Virtual Violence

Believe it or not, some German politicians are seeking to criminalize virtual violence in video games with laws aimed at punishing game creators and players. From arstechnica.com — Players and creators of video games could face imprisonment for acts of virtual violence under draft legislation being drawn up by two of Germany’s state governments. Politicians […]

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US Senate Passes Bill Criminalizing Pretexting

CNET is reporting that the US Senate passed a bill last Friday that criminalizes pretexting. From the article — The Senate passed legislation Friday night that would make it a federal crime to obtain a person’s telephone records without permission, an act known as pretexting. The measure, which was approved by unanimous consent last night […]

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Bugging Offices is Not a Crime ( in United Kingdom )

The Register is reporting that bugging offices in the UK is not a crime. Bugging offices in the UK is not a criminal offence, according to surveillance and legal experts speaking to OUT-LAW radio. While recording a phone conversation is a criminal offence, someone could place a recording device in an office legally, they said. […]

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Legal professionals can get the latest legal news served up fresh with Law.com’s NewsPoint RSS legal feed software. Law.com’s legal news software is easy to download and install and serves up-to-date legal news directly to your computer from thousands of news sources, including Supreme Court Decisions, legal news sites and law blogs. You can find […]

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US Government Informing Mexico of Minutman Patrol Locations

The Daily Bulletin is reporting that the US Government is keeping Mexican officials informed about Minutman border patrol locations. From the article — While Minuteman civilian patrols are keeping an eye out for illegal border crossers, the U.S. Border Patrol is keeping an eye out for Minutemen — and telling the Mexican government where they […]

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