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From the monthly archives: July 2013
The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) asks the Supreme Court to stop the NSA’s recently revealed controversial metadata collection program. [H/T SANS] The Times of India claims that the Indian government operates a data collection program that enables it to access intracompany communications on Indian Blackberries. The program had been alluded [...]Continue Reading →
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. [...]Continue Reading →
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.Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
On July 9, 2013 By J.P. Urban July 8, 2013
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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. [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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