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From the monthly archives: August 2011
On August 31, 2011 By Whitney Boshers
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As summer winds down, and the leaves begin to change colors, barbecue playlists are being shelved in exchange for the melancholoy beats of fall. That means putting away one of the most popular pool songs of the past decade- Jay-Z’s “Big Pimpin.” However, Jay-Z might be getting ready [...]Continue Reading →
Google contemplates adding more partners to its Google TV service.
Is litigation arguably the best means of patent valuation?
Does a survey released by the National Center on Addiction & Substance Abuse suggest that Facebook is doing immeasurable harm to today’s youth, or are the results overstated?
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On August 27, 2011 By Susan Reilly
Last week the first wrongful death lawsuit was filed as a result of the Indiana State Fair stage collapse, on behalf of 42 year old Tammy VanDam, naming Mid-America Sound Corp, Live Nation Worldwide, and Lucas Entertainment Group as defendants, in allegations that organizers “did not reasonably exercise due care in the design, set-up, [...]Continue Reading →
On Monday August 22, the NFL held its supplemental draft, wherein former Ohio State star quarterback Terrelle Pryor was selected by the Oakland Raiders with their 2012 3rd Round pick. Regardless of prognostications regarding Pryor’s future as an NFL-caliber signal caller, Pryor cannot be expected to make an immediate contribution for Al [...]Continue Reading →
Just as coverage of the “memorabilia for tattoos” scandal that rocked Ohio State football has finally quieted, a new college football program has emerged as the focus of a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) investigation and media frenzy. In a [...]Continue Reading →
On August 24, 2011 By Christina Santana
YouTube has signed a major music licensing deal with a group of music publishers, the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA), that filed a class-action against the video-sharing website in 2007. Indeed, the deal, which requires YouTube to pay licensing fees, allows the company to monetize user-generated videos that include music written [...]Continue Reading →
When deciding whether to utilize technology to block cell phone service, should public safety concerns or First Amendment freedoms be paramount? For San Francisco’s Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) officials, it seems “safety”, perhaps better described as fear, trumped other considerations on August 11, 2011. The BART officials’ decision to cut off cell phone service [...]Continue Reading →
The first lawsuit related to the Indiana State Fair stage collapse was recently filed.
Federal government contemplates shift to cloud computing solutions.
Priceline.com founder intends to sue other companies for patent infringement.
Kodak begins selling some of its patent portfolio.
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Starting a process that might completely shake-up copyright law in the next few years, Mr. Victor Willis, the former lead singer of the Village People, is filing to regain control and ownership of several of the group’s earliest songs, including the renowned song ‘Y.M.C.A.’
Thirty-five years ago, when Congress re-wrote the copyright [...]Continue Reading →
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