From the monthly archives: January 2012

It is easy to throw around the term “copyright.”  It is not difficult to agree that a songwriter can hold copyright in her latest tune.  We know that a photographer’s careful selection and arrangement can yield copyright protection.  But does a visual artist copyright carefully composed and cultivated flower beds?  [...]

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On Tuesday, January 10, the Supreme Court heard a case regarding the Federal Communication Commision (FCC) and its regulations preventing networks from airing indecent programming or profane language. The Supreme Court seemed to side with the FCC but will not issue a final opinion until July.

This is actually the second time [...]

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Kodak may soon seek bankruptcy protection.  According to the Wall Street Journal, the iconic camera company is preparing to file for Chapter 11.  The filing may come as early as this month or early February.  The once corporate titan is still trying to avoid a bankruptcy filing.  Indeed, it is making last-ditch [...]

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Internet Poker is (Possibly) Legal… or Not

On January 11, 2012 By Ilana Kattan

Internet poker may no longer be illegal under federal law, according to a U.S. Department of Justice memo drafted by Assistant Attorney General Virginia A. Seitz in September 2011, but not released until December 23, 2011. The memo responded to questions raised by the states of Illinois and New York as to whether [...]

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In late October, an enterprising three-year-old named Vittoria Gomez launched her very own personal website–with some “help” from her mommy, of course.  On the website, Vittoria touted the virtues of free speech, and offered to sell a toy plane that she made to raise money for First Amendment causes.  If it wasn’t strange [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On January 9, 2012 By JETLaw

In the news…

Antivirus software provider Symantec reveals that its source code was recently hacked.

Is GoDaddy for or against the Stop Online Piracy Act?

New York district court judge grants preliminary injunction against cybersquatter.


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