From the monthly archives: April 2012

Last week, Google created a new Google+ page to unveil Project Glass, which has a team from Google X–a lab focused on long-term projects–working to incorporate artificial intelligence technology into a pair of augmented-reality glasses. The webpage includes a video of what the technology “might enable you to do” by demonstrating what the [...]

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Cowboys and Indians: An Unlikely Alliance

On April 10, 2012 By R.L. Florance

The rivalry between the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins has been well-documented. However, this time they are playing for the same team. The Cowboys and Redskins were both penalized by the NFL in mid-March for overloading contracts in the 2010 uncapped season. (Notice the word “uncapped.”) The Redskins were given a $36 million salary [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On April 9, 2012 By JETLaw

Google and Oracle moving closer to trial over Android’s alleged infringement of Oracle’s Java interface Viacom wins appeal from dismissal of its claim against YouTube Twitter sues five of the “most aggressive” spammers in an effort to prevent further spam on its service Senator Al Franken declares privacy a “Fundamental [...]

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The children of Ray Charles did not inherit the rights and interests to his musical compositions; rather, these intellectual property rights were given to The Ray Charles Foundation.  The Ray Charles Foundation, created in 1986, by the renowned singer-songwriter, is a non-profit organization that provides funding to [...]

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Last week, film director Spike Lee retweeted (to his 250,000 followers) the home address of an elderly couple in Florida named David and Elaine McClain. Lee mistakenly thought the couple were related to now infamous neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman.  Turns out, although the McClains do have a son named William George Zimmerman, [...]

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JETLaw Congratulates 2011-2012 Award Winners

On April 4, 2012 By JETLaw

JETLaw congratulates its student award winners for the 2011-2012 school year!

Chris Lantz Memorial Outstanding Service Award: Megan LaDriere Student Writing Award: Katie Brown Best Blogger: Mike Dearington Best Blog Commenter: Joanna Collins

For more information on JETLaw student awards, visit our Awards page.

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Early this past fall, a user of Reddit, an online message board of user-submitted content, posed the question “Could I destroy the Roman Empire during the reign of Augustus if I traveled back in time with a modern U.S. Marine infantry battalion or MEU?” A few hours later, a user going by the name [...]

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The end of diagnostic patents?

On April 3, 2012 By Samara Pals

Last fall Myriad Genetics, Inc. had something celebrate, but it cannot breathe a sigh of relief just yet. On Monday, March 26, the Supreme Court set aside a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On April 2, 2012 By JETLaw

Rumors of Anonymous hackers’ next mission, Operation Blackout Recording artists sue for their slice of the digital music pie Microsoft’s strategy for fighting trademark-infringing botnets Are bloggers really journalists? House GOP block measure that would prevent employers from requiring employees to disclose their Facebook passwords

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