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Upon Congress’s prompting, the U.S. Copyright Office has begun a study on the desirability of bringing sound recordings fixed before February 15, 1972, under federal jurisdiction. In a notice of inquiry, the Copyright Office has requested written comments from all interested parties.
Sound recordings were protected solely under state [...]Continue Reading →
You’ve probably heard by now that a federal court issued a temporary injunction earlier this week, precluding the federal government from funding any research project involving embryonic stem cells. This post attempts to break down the legal basis for the ruling, and what it means for the Obama administration’s plans for stem [...]Continue Reading →
On August 4, 2010 By JETLaw
While the trade and purchase of “conflict” diamonds has been well-publicized, other minerals are routinely mined and traded in war-torn countries such as Congo. Surprisingly, or at least not as well publicized, many of these minerals play an integral role in the development of cell phones.
Four minerals commonly used in [...]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 →
Doctor charged in connection with Michael Jackson’s death, Conrad Murray, refuses to negotiate a plea; legal team begins developing defense strategy.
Rapper Jay-Z sues David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox over name of Dominican nightclub.
Truth in Caller ID Act of 2010 makes [...]Continue Reading →
In the news . . .
If Sandra Bullock’s stable presence helped husband Jesse James obtain full custody of his daughter, what would divorce mean for young Sunny?
U.S. Cyber Command from Department of Defense ready to take over defense against cyberattacks.
File-sharing site Rapidshare attempts [...]Continue Reading →
On February 12, 2010 By JETLaw
On January 7, 2010 By Abbey Morrow
Two congressmen have proposed a bill that would require ISPs, businesses, and individuals to maintain all users’ Internet-usage records for two years. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX), presented identical bills– S.436 in the Senate and H.R.1076 in the House– in order to [...]Continue Reading →
In 2006, when Americans heard that U.S. ports were being sold to a Dubai-based company, politicians and the media started a frenzy. Despite the fact that 75% of containers entering the United States pass through port terminals operated by foreigners, this was different. At the time, the U.S. government perceived that anti-Muslim [...]Continue Reading →