From the monthly archives: September 2013

Mural Support

On September 18, 2013 By Avery VanPelt

If I said I was going to visit the “Mural Capital of the World,” would you know where I was going? And if I then told you that this same city had banned the painting of outdoor murals for the last 11 years, would you think I intended the title sarcastically?

I don’t, but [...]

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Kickstart My Art

On September 17, 2013 By Jeffrey W. Sheehan

This summer, Martha Ingram saved Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center from a looming bankruptcy. Now, the symphony that calls the Schermerhorn home is seeking out a new patron to “be a part of the experience” of recording three works by composer Joan Tower. You are that patron. The Symphony is one of [...]

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Over the past few years, courts and litigants have grappled with vexing evidentiary issues concerning when and how private social media content (particularly Facebook and Twitter postings) should be turned over in discovery. During this time, courts have proposed, adopted, modified, and discarded a number of different paradigms and rules for dealing with these disputes. [...]

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Nokia: Phones for the Future?

On September 16, 2013 By Erin Frankrone

Nokia was once a behemoth of the mobile-phone market, producing nearly indestructible flip-phones and other mobile devices that are now relegated to nostalgia. But as the smartphone market boomed, Nokia was slow on the uptake. The company’s near-fatal delay in releasing a viable competitor for the iPhone and Android phones cost them vital [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On September 16, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

Was that bribery? There’s an app for that! Latham & Watkins releases an app detailing anti-corruption and bribery statutes across many countries. [H/T Law Technology News] False advertising claims (some of them, anyway) against Frito-Lay, based on an “All-Natural” label applied to GMO products, survive. [H/T @rtushnet] After [...]

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The Future of TV-over-Internet Services

On September 13, 2013 By Brenan Salgado

As people look for more and more ways to control their consumption of broadcast television, new avenues open up for companies that do not create their own content. One such avenue, TV-over-internet, capitalizes on free, over-the-air television by capturing and relaying it to users over the internet. This provides users with more control over how [...]

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China Reforms Its Trademark Law

On September 12, 2013 By Andrew Bauer

Last Friday, China’s legislature passed new trademark legislation that purports to crack down on trademark infringement and level the playing field for foreign brands.

Trademark infringement has become a major problem in China, which has more registered trademarks than any other country in the world. Businesses in China have [...]

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Verizon Seeks to Close Down FCC’s Open Internet

On September 11, 2013 By Lizzie Maratea

“Does the US government have any role in ensuring ubiquitous, open, world-class, interconnected, reasonably-priced Internet access?” For Susan Crawford, co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard and a professor at Yeshiva University’s Cardozo School of Law, the question is rhetorical. Obviously, yes. It [...]

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In today’s digital world it has become quite common for jilted lovers to publish intimate photos and videos of their ex-significant other on the web in the aftermath of a contentious breakup. The growth in popularity of so-called “revenge porn” has led to the emergence of pornographic websites wholly dedicated to the material. These sites [...]

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In historic fashion, New Zealand’s Parliament passed a bill stating that computer programs are “not inventions” and thus not patentable. Although the bill carves out an exception for embedded software, it significantly restricts the scope of patentable computer software. The bill’s proponents contend that patent protection is inconsistent with [...]

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