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On January 18th the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) gave Comcast, the country’s largest cable company, the green-light to take over NBC Universal. Comcast already owns a handful of cable channels, including E! Entertainment and the Golf Channel. However, through its acquisition of a fifty-one percent stake [...]Continue Reading →
On January 13, 2011 By Joe Cesta
It’s that time of year again, when Southern pride swells after the SEC claims another BCS National Championship, this time as a result of Auburn’s 22-19 victory over the Oregon Ducks on Monday night. Fans of other conferences can look forward to another year of the grating sounds of those incessant “SEC! [...]Continue Reading →
Like zombies in a bad horror movie, the lawsuits over smartphone technology seem to be popping up out of nowhere, multiplying at alarming rates. Just a week ago, Apple filed suit in the Western District of Wisconsin against Motorola in the most recent installment of the smartphone “patent wars.” This lawsuit follows Motorola’s own suit [...]Continue Reading →
In early 2009, Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff couldn’t take it anymore. After he watched the Utah Utes football program go undefeated in the regular season for the second time in five years, he believed that the Utes deserved a place in the NCAA’s BCS title game. However, just like in 2004, the [...]Continue Reading →
On October 22, 2010 By Andrew Harline
Money talks. So do shady sports agents, apparently. The most recent edition of Sports Illustrated contains one agent’s confession regarding the dirty-side of being a sports agent — paying off college athletes as a means of gaining clientele. NCAA bylaws prohibit collegiate players from receiving such [...]Continue Reading →
On October 8, 2010 By Richard Jacques
The NCAA has long been criticized for being a dictatorial, almost totalitarian regime in how it deals with its member institutions. The criticism has bordered on antitrust issues with regards to postseason play, recruiting rules, as well as media rights and funding. When it comes to college basketball, many schools have been critical of officials [...]Continue Reading →
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Second Circuit rules pure music download not a “public performance” under copyright law in U.S. v. ASCAP.
New anti-piracy legislation seeks to get Google on board to stop websites that promote copyright infringement.
Death of student, Tyler Clementi, raises new issues for technology [...]Continue Reading →
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Hollywood trade newspaper, Daily Variety, may regret suing popular punk rock band that has former entertainment lawyer, Joe Escalante, for a bassist.
Federal judge delays sentencing for a second former University of Kansas athletics official so he can help prosecutors investigate a $1 million ticket scalping [...]Continue Reading →
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Class-action plaintiffs claim Disney stiffed highly-paid financial analysts on overtime pay.
Laws governing sports agents under fire for repeated failure to enforce its provisions.
Facebook’s new location-based service “Places” gets mixed reviews from users regarding privacy implications.
Activision comes under fire in California [...]Continue Reading →
Federal court finds senatorial candidate Charles DeVore’s political campaign advertisements utilizing Don Henley’s music are not Fair Use.
Congress has driven a stake through the heart of movie box office futures trading — banning the practice.
Federal Trade Commission settles with Continue Reading →