LinkedIn Lawsuit Against Data-Scraper Has Wide Implications

Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe defended a company’s right to scrape data from LinkedIn at a federal injunction hearing Thursday, saying barring it would be no different than barring speakers from a public square, in a case that the judge said has “serious implications” for privacy rights and access to information on the internet.

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Missouri Attorney General Calls Backpage.com’s Lawsuit Frivolous

Backpage.com has sued Missouri’s attorney general, claiming his demand for information about human trafficking on its website is unconstitutional — a lawsuit the attorney general quickly denounced as frivolous, saying, “there is no First Amendment right to engage in human trafficking.”

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In Europe, Court Slaps at ‘Tofu Butter’ Labels

It’s not butter — believe it. The European Court of Justice took a no-nonsense approach to vegan-food substitutes Wednesday, barring companies from using terms like “cheese” or “cream” on nonanimal products.

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