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From the monthly archives: November 2011
It seems that practically everyone other than Hollywood IP rights holders has come out against the extremely controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (PDF), the House’s counterpart to the Senate’s PROTECT IP Act. Before getting into that, however, let’s take a look at the act itself:
The bill sets up a system whereby rights [...]Continue Reading →
The proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile USA has encountered some major setbacks. Federal regulators, driven by anti-trust concerns, are fighting diligently to prevent AT&T’s $39 billion merger with T-Mobile USA, which are currently the second and fourth biggest cell phone carriers, respectively. Additionally, the companies face antitrust litigation from [...]Continue Reading →
In the news…
N.B.A. reaches deal to save the season, which will open on Christmas Day.
Federal government seizes over 100 domain names in one of largest piracy crackdowns ever.
Militant Saudi Arabian-based group allegedly hired hackers to breach AT&T’s telecom network.
Apple removes Continue Reading →
On November 26, 2011 By Nick Barry
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. had a DVDs-by-mail rental business that was in competition with Netflix. In May 2005, Wal-Mart decided to pull out of the DVDs-by-mail rental industry and struck an agreement with Netflix: Wal-Mart would encourage its members to transfer their service to Netflix and in exchange Netflix would encourage its members [...]Continue Reading →
On November 25, 2011 By Caroline Fleming
If you’ve never had the post-Thanksgiving pleasure of fighting off housewives for the last toy on the shelf (think Arnold Schwarzenegger’s desperate search for TurboMan in Jingle All the Way), consider yourself missing out. And of course, the early bird catches the 60% off iPhones, so large crowds often gather outside the front doors [...]Continue Reading →
Examining an opposing party’s social media page for damaging pictures or posts has become common practice in many trials, particularly civil trials or those where credibility is a key issue. A Facebook or MySpace picture that contradicts the image a party is attempting to portray can be helpful in swaying a jury. Although using evidence [...]Continue Reading →
After months of negotiation, N.B.A. players have decided to take their concerns to court. Following Thursday’s final attempt at negotiation, locked out players filed suit demanding an end to an alleged illegal boycott of the work force. The suit seeks damages for what the players claim to be “irreparable harm” in preventing them [...]Continue Reading →
This past summer the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) approved the “New gTLD Program,” ending the restrictions on the generic top-level domains (“gTLD”). What is a gTLD? gTLD refers to the most common category of domain [...]Continue Reading →
In the news…
Netflix gains exclusive right to stream new Arrested Development episodes.
Over 200 record labels pull their catalogues from Spotify, claiming that the streaming service has hurt record sales.
Hacker group Anonymous proclaims allegiance to the 99% and targets former cop, releasing over 38,000 of his [...]Continue Reading →
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