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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 →
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejects Jersey Shore star Snooki’s application to trademark her nickname.
Screen Actors Guild reaches tentative settlement of the class action lawsuit accusing it of withholding millions of dollars of overseas distribution revenues from members.
Allbritton Communications seeks to throw [...]Continue Reading →
Privacy protection for electronic communications has been a subject of debate for some time now, so it should come as no surprise that the government continues to make controversial attempts to obtain private email communications. A recent legal controversy between Yahoo! and the Department of Justice illustrates just how far the government can go in [...]Continue Reading →
On April 7, 2010 By JETLaw
Recently, a coalition of technology companies and advocacy groups has announced that it will lobby Congress to strengthen online privacy laws.
The companies involved include AT&T, Microsoft, and Google, while the advocacy groups include the American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Democracy and Technology, and the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
Calling itself the [...]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 February 20, 2010, the Common Pleas Court of Franklin County, Ohio in Columbus became the stage for the latest civil antitrust lawsuit against dominant Internet search engine Google. The company had initially filed suit against myTriggers.com, Inc. for failing to pay for advertising services provided by Google. myTriggers, the [...]Continue Reading →
On November 26, 2009 By Nicole Soussan
If there’s one thing I remember from my criminal law class, it was listening to the audio recording of the “(Hold Your) Wee for a Wii” contest. While I find the latest lawsuit involving a video gaming device to be not nearly as upsetting in its tragedy, the plaintiff, and those who [...]Continue Reading →
On October 9, 2009 By JETLaw
There may finally be a light at the end of the tunnel in Microsoft’s antitrust battle with the European Union (EU). Since the 1990s, the European Commission (EC), the regulatory body of the EU, has been investigating Microsoft’s business and competition practices. As a result of these investigations, the [...]Continue Reading →