Verizon Wireless has been named in a class action lawsuit alleging that the wireless giant wrongfully and unfairly deceived purchasers of BlackBerry model 8830 smartphones. The suit alleges that Verizon intentionally disabled the devices' free, built-in global positioning systems (GPS) then offered a proprietary Verizon fee-for-service GPS. You can see a copy of the…

  A civil rights group has achieved class status in a suit that alleges that Target’s website is inaccessible to the blind, in violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act.   The plaintiffs fault Target for not adopting technology used by other companies to make Web sites accessible to the blind. The technology allows reading…

  OpenOffice.org recently announced that IBM will be joining the open source project to collaborate on the development of OpenOffice software. IBM will make initial code contributions that it has been developing as part of its Lotus Notes product, including accessibility enhancements, and will be making ongoing contributions to the feature richness and code quality…

  CyberLaw's principal attorney, Eric Menhart, recently had an article published in the Journal of State Taxation. The article, entitled Taxing the Internet: Analyzing the States’ Plan to Derive Online Sales Revenue, explores the barriers that the states of the nation face in taxing Internet transactions. The synopsis of the article is as follows:  …

  A recent 9th Circuit decision has held that a software manufacturer was practicing law without a license. The matter, entitled Frankfort Digital Services v. Kistler (In re: Reynoso), involved a manufacturer of software for bankruptcy that advertised the software as able to determine the appropriate schedules and bankruptcy exemptions based on information provided by…

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  A combination of Yahoo, Slate, and the Huffington Post will present joint online-only primary presidential debates this fall for candidates from both parties. There will be one debate for Republican hopefuls and one debate for Democrats. The candidates will participate remotely from any location they choose and attendees to the online debate will be…

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