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Unchanged Password Dooms Copyright Claims for Drilling Company

Digital Drilling Data Systems LLC can’t pursue copyright claims against a competitor that scraped schema and data from a program built using an open source database, because the program wasn’t effectively secured, and the copied program wasn’t substantially similar, the Fifth Circuit ruled Thursday.

ANALYSIS: California Gamble Raises Odds on Federal Privacy Law

Are you, like me, betting on the timing of federal privacy legislation? I’m looking at a two-and-a-half-year window, now that California’s secretary of state has confirmed that the California Privacy Rights Act will appear on the November ballot. What does the latest California initiative have to do with a federal privacy law? Everything.

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Telehealth Is Booming During Covid. Is it Here to Stay?

Millions of Americans have taken advantage of telehealth during the coronavirus pandemic, so why has it taken so long for widespread adoption?

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