From the monthly archives: May 2012

Touche — a project out of Disney Research — uses a new form of sensing technology that builds on the capacitive touchscreens we have grown accustomed to in smartphones and iPads. Capacitive sensing technology picks up the electrical signal your finger emits at a single frequency, in essence detecting only whether a [...]

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I have set my Facebook account to Fort Knox levels of privacy.  Not that I have anything salacious (or even interesting) to hide, but potential employers probably do not need to know how often I post about Glee.  Much to my alarm, however, such precautionary steps are no longer enough to fend off prying [...]

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Two weeks ago, a prominent Russian mathematician and blogger, Mikhail Verbitsky, was barred from traveling outside of Russia to a mathematics conference in Warsaw.  Boarder guards took Verbitsky into custody for failing to pay $1,350 he owed in damages.  Unbeknownst to Verbitsky, a Russian man named I.V. Pugach secured a judgment against him [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On May 14, 2012 By JETLaw

The jury in the Oracle v. Google battle ends its deliberations, failing to decide some issues, and finding in Oracle’s favor on others (but the judge limited damages to statutory damages only). Google will seek a  mistrial. The heirs of the creator of the Pepsi recipe are headed to court to defend [...]

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Junior Seau is best known as the face of the San Diego Chargers during the 90s.  A perennial Pro Bowl linebacker who also was a noted member of the community, winning the 1994 Walter Payton Man of the Year award.  But his legacy may soon reach beyond the gridiron into the science lab and [...]

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Recently, federal law enforcement has received what it considers to be a crucial break in its crackdown on “hactktivism”: one of the most notorious hackers–Sabu, of the loosely organized hacking confederation LulzSec–has become a police informant. Law enforcement officials now hope to arrest those previously unknown individuals guilty of multiple acts of cyber [...]

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If you have ever engaged in any p2p sharing using torrents, this post may pique your interest. Or, if you are interested in the nuances of F.R.C.P. Rule 20 Joinder, this post may pique your interest. If you are interested in both, you are in for a treat.

Judge Chasanow of the US District Court [...]

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The first tackler Rashard Mendenhall ever faced in the NFL was Ray Lewis.  He broke Mendenhall’s clavicle on the first play.  Mendenhall’s initial foray onto the playing field of litigation has, remarkably, been more successful, as the star running back has successfully dodged a motion for summary judgment brought by Hanesbrand, whom Mendenhall sued for [...]

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Back in November 2010, the US Government seized popular hip-hop website Dajaz1.com for alleged copyright infringement. After more than a year, the court documents have finally been unsealed, and old questions have arisen again: what process is due to a website that allegedly violates copyright? What burden of proof should a Plaintiff [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On May 7, 2012 By JETLaw

Could Dish Network’s decision to drop AMC be tied to an old lawsuit between the two companies that was recently decided in AMC’s favor? A Federal District Court Judge in Virginia held clicking the “Like” button on Facebook is not protected by the First Amendment. Comcast’s Xfinity video streaming service Continue Reading