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Warner Bros. pushes boundaries of trademark law by seeking to protect everything related to Harry Potter‘s “Quidditch,” including lingerie.
Television networks draw first blood against Filmon.com’s Internet streaming service for movies and television by getting temporary restraining order.
EMI seeks to bar non-profit legal [...]Continue Reading →
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After decades of litigation, legal battle over Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window ignites with new fervor.
Fox faces copyright infringement lawsuit over new reality show, My Parents Are Gonna Love You.
‘Real Housewife’, Danielle Staub, gets tricked then treated to litigation by ex-boyfriend who served [...]Continue Reading →
The Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest sympathies to the friends and family of Vanderbilt Law Professor Richard Nagareda. Professor Nagareda passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 8, 2010. He was an outstanding professor and wonderful friend to many, and touched many lives during [...]Continue Reading →
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Reading song lyrics online may be a thing of the past as federal court grants injunction in copyright infringement lawsuit seeking to remove free online lyrics.
Specific termination clause in contract may protect Bruce Pearl from termination at the University of Tennessee for NCAA violations.
Ashton [...]Continue Reading →
On August 31, 2010 By Anne Goodwyn
Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader Sarah Jones was victorious this week against blog TheDirty.com in her lawsuit for libel and defamation.
TheDirty.com touts itself as the “world’s first ever reality blogger” who is “all about gossip and satire.” The site’s posts primarily criticize and disparage pictures of girls wearing provocative clothing. Along [...]Continue Reading →
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“Innocent Infringer” defense under copyright law may be put to the test as P2P user appeals to the Supreme Court.
Twitter diet helps woman lose twenty-five pounds.
Judge clears Google and Yahoo Argentina of defamation charges for including sex-related web sites in the [...]Continue Reading →
Until a few days ago, not many people over the age of fifteen had heard of Jessi Slaughter (an alias). An eleven-year-old girl who frequently posted videos of herself engaging in colorful rants, Jessi was a bit of a celebrity among tweens on the Internet. After someone posted on a tween website, [...]Continue Reading →
Oops…they did it again. The Spears family (a.k.a. the consanguine of pop icon Ms. Britney Spears) has landed itself back in court, and back in the national news headlines this week. Cleverly coined “Britneygate,” the oh-so-entertaining dispute between Britney Spears’ mother, Lynne, and Britney’s ex-manager, Sam Lufti, is now set to play out [...]Continue Reading →
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Major Internet players and civil liberties groups form Digital Due Process coalition to update privacy laws.
As sign of what’s to come, U.S. Copyright Group launches attack on movie downloaders.
Former legislator and filmmaker sues HBO and Cinemax for giving false credit [...]Continue Reading →
On March 15, a federal district judge in Pennsylvania held that defamation claims against media mogul Oprah Winfrey could proceed to trial. The plaintiff, Larato Mzamane, is the former headmistress of Oprah’s Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa. She has sued Oprah for defamation, false light, and intentional infliction of emotional [...]Continue Reading →