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2014-06-23 12:33:51

Motorists face $300 fines for each violation under existing law, City Attorney says--and three startups could be liable for penalties of up to $2,500 for each transaction SAN FRANCISCO, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera today issued an immediate cease-and-desist demand to Monkey Parking, a mobile peer-to-peer bidding app that enables motorists to auction off the public parking spaces their vehicles occupy to nearby drivers. The app,...

Wikipedia Sends Cease And Desist Letter To Sockpuppetters
2013-11-22 11:51:37

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online People turn to Wikipedia for everything from finding trivia answers to delivering speeches, making accurate and bias-free content on the site a necessity for its existence. Now, the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) which runs Wikipedia is stepping up its efforts against a Texas firm it has accused of paid advocacy through the editing of content on the online resource. On Tuesday, attorneys representing WMF sent a “cease-and-desist”...

Judge Throws Out Craigslist Copyright Claims Against Padmapper
2013-05-01 14:04:47

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online On Tuesday, a federal judge dismissed Craigslist's copyright claims that three companies had violated its terms of service. In his findings, the judge made it clear that the company's terms of use didn't actually prohibit the three defendants from using the website's data. Craigslist alleges in its lawsuit that PadMapper, 3Taps and Lovely abused terms of use violations, copyright violations, trespass, and civil violations of the...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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