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In the news…
Question of federal government’s power to protect American families from profane television moves closer to Supreme Court as FCC appeals TV indecency ruling.
U.S. District Judge William Bertelsmen orders gossip blog TheDirty.com to pay $11 million to professional cheerleader in defamation suit.
Federal court issues massive, $89 million judgment to Blizzard Entertainment in copyright infringement case related to violation of end-user agreements for World of Warcraft game.
Indian government issues new music royalty directive, forcing FM radio to work under revenue-sharing model with record labels instead of fixed-cost structure.
Rupert Murdoch may regret criticism of “fair use” as Fox News raises the defense in lawsuit claiming network showed unauthorized video of Brad Pitt on a motorcycle.
Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen, launches patent war by suing Apple, Google, Facebook, eBay, and seven other Internet giants.
Disney and Warner Brothers team up to stop advertising on websites encouraging piracy.
Commentary from Conan O’Brien at Emmys severely restricted by settlement negotiations after his departure from NBC.
Agent representing Antonio Bryant demands Bengals pay athlete’s $1.55 million base salary after the team released him due to injury.
Federal Trade Commission announces California marketing company has settled charges of deceptive trade practices stemming from paying employees to write iTunes reviews without disclosing their affiliation.
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