From the monthly archives: July 2013

Are the NCAA’s Days Numbered?

On July 12, 2013 By William Wojcik

While some people have declared the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) system of governing student-athletes corrupt and in dire need of reform, the chances real change would in the NCAA has seemed . . . unlikely. The rule is simple: student athletes cannot receive any compensation for their performances on the field. [...]

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Why pay a $1.29 per song or for an album at all? Plenty of people pirate music without consequences, so why shouldn’t you?

Ask Joel Tenenbaum.

Tenenbaum was recently dubbed a courtroom “loser” and was cited as one of the Five Biggest Stories in the Music Business. Why? On Tuesday, June 23, the [...]

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Working for Free?

On July 10, 2013 By Emily Green

Following a landmark case that found Fox Searchlight’s unpaid interns were actually employees under the definitions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and New York Labor Laws (NYLL), Hollywood now faces many similarly situated “unpaid interns” headed to court for justice.

Most recently, two former interns who worked for MSNBC’s Saturday Night Live [...]

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For the past five years, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) has been discussing proposed exceptions to the copyright reproductions rights that would help the visually impaired and those with other print disabilities. The problem is obvious: there are millions of individuals across [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On July 8, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

Le Monde claims France has its own NSA-style spy program, collecting much of the same kind of data. Its legality is unclear: the paper calls the effort “a-legal” and “beyond any serious control.” [H/T Orin Kerr] Apple trademarks iWatch, looks set to join the smartwatch game. [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On July 1, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

Note: JETLaw staff is off for the week. Happy Fourth of July!

 

 

FISA court allows Google and Microsoft to publish procedural details of their lawsuits seeking the right to be more specific about the number of national security requests they receive. WIPO pulls together support for the [...]

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