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On November 26, 2011 By Nick Barry
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. had a DVDs-by-mail rental business that was in competition with Netflix. In May 2005, Wal-Mart decided to pull out of the DVDs-by-mail rental industry and struck an agreement with Netflix: Wal-Mart would encourage its members to transfer their service to Netflix and in exchange Netflix would encourage [...]Continue Reading →
On March 9, 2011 By Donna Baldry
Courtney Love has been in the news again recently, this time as the defendant in a defamation suit. The rocker has just settled for the impressive sum of $430,000. The forum for her defamation? Twitter.
The suit was filed by fashion designer Dawm Simorangkir, otherwise known as the “Boudior Queen,” after Ms. [...]Continue Reading →
Already reeling from yet another season of poor on-field performance and a free-agency push characterized by one analyst as “barely even trying,” the New York Mets’ front office received even worse news on Friday when its ownership was revealed as the subject of a $1 billion suit by the defrauded investors of Bernard Madoff. Irving [...]Continue Reading →
In the news…
California passes new law making it illegal to impersonate celebrities, pushing limits of both trademark and publicity rights protection.
After judge orders permanent injunction, LimeWire drags Amazon.com and Apple into legal battle — demanding accounts of possible backdoor dealings with record labels.
Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction [...]Continue Reading →
In the news. . .
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 →
Earlier this year, Google debuted the ill-fated Google Buzz feature.In case you missed it, Buzz was Google’s attempt to get into the social networking game by integrating a Facebook-like status posting mechanism (amongst other things) with Gmail inboxes. One of the problems was that the moment [...]Continue Reading →
The thirty-year marriage of Budweiser and Major League Baseball (MLB) turned sour late last week when Anheuser-Busch (A-B) filed suit against the league. A-B alleges that the league’s licensing arm, MLB Properties, reneged on an agreed sponsorship renewal for the upcoming season. The brewer, whose sponsorship rights were set to expire later [...]Continue Reading →
Jersey Shore season two premiere breaks records…
While Snooki gets arrested filming season three.
Saudi Arabi blocks Blackberry Messenger, citing national security concerns because the devices operate beyond the government’s ability to monitor their use.
Chelsea Clinton ties [...]Continue Reading →
On June 30, 2010 By Kevin Lumpkin
We all remember Jammie Thomas-Rasset, the first person to ever respond to an RIAA file-sharing lawsuit by going to trial, rather than settling for a few thousand dollars (as the vast majority of individuals sued by the RIAA typically do.) Well, the litigation continues, and the RIAA’s initial award of Continue Reading →
It seems politicians should have learned by now not to use music in their political campaigns without getting permission from the artist. However, legendary power trio, Rush, are the latest in a long line of musicians taking legal action against political candidates for alleged copyright infringement. Rush are upset that Rand [...]Continue Reading →