The Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest sympathies to the friends and family of Vanderbilt Law Professor Richard Nagareda. Professor Nagareda passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 8, 2010.  He was an outstanding professor and wonderful friend to many, and touched many lives during his journey to greatness in both his life and career.  His loss will be deeply felt for many years to come.

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Taylor Swift’s former manager brings suit claiming Swift cheated him out of millions of dollars.

Nickelodeon fires “Dora the Explorer” as she hits puberty, prompting the teen voice-star to file suit for wrongful termination.

Global copyright counterfeiting agreement aimed at increasing international enforcement of copyright protections has been scaled back due to pushing by Google.

Victory for TiVo as USPTO reaffirms its “Time Warp” digital video recorder patent.

After conclusion of investigation, District Attorney in Utah must decide whether to prosecute “Sister Wives” polygamous family.

FCC granted Tennis Channel’s request to review its case against Comcast for discrimination against the independent sports network.

Google makes huge strides in car that can drive itself.

After three years of waiting, exclusive contract with AT&T ends and Apple moves to offer iPhone for Verizon.


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