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First Web Dating Site Law…in NJ?

The new law requires online dating services to disclose prominently on their sign-up pages whether they conduct criminal history background screenings on their members.

The disclosure can be made either through email, via a "click-through" agreement, or something similar requiring New Jersey residents to acknowledge receipt of notification, on the user profile, on the Internet dating service home page, or on the web page a New Jersey resident would use to register.

MPAA Violates GPL

Last month, the MPAA began sending out a "university oolkit" to several universities across the US. These toolkits monitor network traffic and created graphs and charts showing the prevalence of file sharing across the school networks. The toolkits were built upon open source software that is licensed under the GPL. After the MPAA refused requests to disclose the code, one of the coders filed a DMCA notice demanding that the toolkit be taken down.