From the monthly archives: July 2013

Monday Morning JETLawg

On July 29, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

Thanks to our authors from the class of 2014 for a great summer full of analysis! We covered a wide range of legal issues in the areas of entertainment and technology. Check our blog archive for the full coverage.

Fox loses its appeal for an injunction to block Dish Networks’ commercial-skipping [...]

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Kathryn Brown’s Student Note, The Risks of Taking Facebook at Face Value: Why the Psychology of Social Networking Should Influence the Evidentiary Relevance of Facebook Photographs, was cited by U.S. Magistrate Judge A. Kathleen Tomlinson in Giacchetto v. Patchogue-Medford Union Free Sch. Dist., No. 2:11-cv-06323 (ADS) (AKT), 2013 WL 2897054, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 83341 (E.D.N.Y. [...]

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“Jock” Taxes in Tennessee

On July 26, 2013 By Jake Raff

Pay to play.

Chris Johnson finally realized his dream of playing in the NBA when he signed two 10-day contracts with the Memphis Grizzlies in the ’12-’13 season. Countless hours in the gym perfecting his craft appeared to pay off (literally and figuratively) when the Grizzlies offered the rookie a spot on its playoff-bound team. In Johnson’s first [...]

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Drone Hunting

On July 25, 2013 By Kimberly Smith

Are domestic drones set to become the prey of Colorado hunters? If one resident of Deer Trail, Colorado gets his way, the answer is yes. The FAA is not expected to release regulations on the domestic use of drones until 2015, but this small town is taking a preemptive (if [...]

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This week, Eastman Chemical is taking a chance on a lawsuit in an attempt to redeem the safety reputation of its plastic products. In response to strong consumer demand for safer water bottles and baby products, Eastman created one of the first BPA-free plastics, called Tritan. Recent studies by a small Texas company, Certichem, [...]

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Focus on Fracking

On July 23, 2013 By John Craven

A landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing conducted by the National Energy Technology Laboratory in Pittsburgh found no evidence that chemicals from a drilling site moved up to contaminate nearby drinking water aquifers at a western Pennsylvania drilling site. The study was the first in which a drilling company let [...]

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Hard-line Hadopi Out

On July 19, 2013 By Veronica Gordon

For years now, governments around the world have been trying to find innovative ways to curb unlawful peer-to-peer file sharing and other forms of copyright infringement. One country, which attempted to take a hard-line approach against piracy, recently decided to loosen its grip.

Just last week, the French government’s controversial “Hadopi” law was overturned. Under [...]

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Pharmaceutical companies, the Federal Trade Commission, and antitrust and intellectual property attorneys waited with bated breath for the Supreme Court’s monumental decision on the legality of reverse-payment settlements, announced in FTC v. Actavis. On June 17, 2013, everyone got their answer… or did they?

What happened?

In March, this blog outlined [...]

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On July 10, 2013, a federal judge found Apple guilty of conspiring with major book publishers to raise e-book prices, marking a huge win for Amazon and consumers. The judge’s opinion portrays Apple carefully executing a plot to rally book publishers into altering their contract terms with Amazon so the iPad would face a [...]

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The recent events surrounding Edward Snowden and the NSA surveillance program are bringing domestic law enforcement surveillance into the public consciousness. In particular, the implications of Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs), used by law enforcement agencies all over the country, are being reevaluated.

The recently implemented technology consists of a camera linked to a processing [...]

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