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From the monthly archives: October 2011
Imagine you are an entrepreneur that has just created an invention that will surely make you millions of dollars. You and your partners establish a business location and prepare to manufacture your product. Your product contains a trade secret that provides you with an independent economic advantage over your competitors. You hire employees and [...]Continue Reading →
Google refuses federal law enforcement request to remove police brutality video from YouTube.
Is Spotify fair to musicians?
Warner and BMG are [...]Continue Reading →
This post follows up on the September 7th post, “Merger Impossible?,” regarding the AT&T/T-Mobile merger. “Merger Impossible?” discusses the Department of Justice’s (“DOJ”) antitrust lawsuit filed against AT&T seeking to block the merger of AT&T and T-Mobile. This time, it is Sprint who has invited itself to [...]Continue Reading →
On October 27, 2011 By Kathleen Meyers
On Monday, WikiLeaks announced that it will suspend publication while it raises funds and fights a blockade by financial institutions that has been forcing the non-profit into financial instability for nearly a year. After WikiLeaks published U.S. Cable Leaks in late November 2010, a series of financial institutions refused to continue conducting business with [...]Continue Reading →
The U.S. Army is attempting to harness some of the innovative technology and creative thinking that gave us Hollywood blockbusters Avatar and Inception to help veterans combat nightmares associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 52% of veterans with PTSD report having frequent nightmares, compared with [...]Continue Reading →
On October 25, 2011 By Charles Michels
…and then the NFL has to go and suspend Cincinnati Bengals running-back Cedric Benson. Now, Benson is no saint (and for that matter he is not a member of the New Orleans Saints), having been arrested four times in the past 3 years-twice for boating under the influence and twice for assault-but, due [...]Continue Reading →
On October 24, 2011 By JETLaw
Even in today’s business world there is more cutting edge technology than one person can possibly utilize (whether you use cloud computing, broadband, or mobile communications in a public or private business). However, with the digital technology that is available, many companies could increase their efficiency and maximize their capacity to service their customers. [...]Continue Reading →
An R&B artist discusses “360 deals,” currently a prevalent type of contract between artist and record label.
Indie labels enter into deal with YouTube.
Con artist may receive reduced sentence for cooperating with federal prosecutors to reveal how illegal Canadial pharmacies used Google to attract American customers.
Microsoft’s Continue Reading →
What do Katy Perry, the Beatles, and Willie Nelson have in common? They are all currently for sale as Citigroup attempts to unload big-four music giant EMI. Less than six months ago, competitor Warner Music Group sold for over 3 billion dollars, after receiving 20 bids, inspiring hope in the struggling traditional [...]Continue Reading →
On October 21, 2011 By Joanna Collins
Internet service providers have assumed responsibility for policing customer copyright violations. Based on voluntary agreements with content owners, ISPs have agreed to crack down on illegal file sharing by disrupting service for suspected offenders. Previously, personal use copying was often litigated in [...]Continue Reading →
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