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On January 13, 2012 By Megan LaDriere
On Tuesday, January 10, the Supreme Court heard a case regarding the Federal Communication Commision (FCC) and its regulations preventing networks from airing indecent programming or profane language. The Supreme Court seemed to side with the FCC but will not issue a final opinion until July.Continue Reading →
In the United States, citizens are guaranteed protection from unreasonable search and seizure by the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution. But as anyone who’s looked into Fourth Amendment jurisprudence will tell you, the most important word in that analysis is unreasonable. Courts around the country have developed a wide range of categories [...]Continue Reading →
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Legal fight over song from “The Fighter” causes trouble for CBS, Beck, the NFL, and Busta Rhymes, among others.
Originally proposed by the telecommunications giant, Verizon now opposes FCC’s net neutrality rules.
IFPI music report sheds new light on impact piracy [...]Continue Reading →
Yesterday the Supreme Court heard opening oral arguments in the case of Schwarzenegger v. The Entertainment Merchants Association and Entertainment Software Association, a case that could decide the legal status of video games.
The California law at issue would levy fines against retailers who rent or sell video games depicting “especially heinous, cruel, or depraved violence, such [...]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 →
On September 30, 2010 By Edwin Chadwick
Although J. Edgar Hoover may be dead, his spirit remains alive and well.
This past Monday, the New York Times broke a story about proposed legislation that would make it easier for law enforcement to conduct wiretaps on the Internet. In essence, the legislation and accompanying regulations would mandate that all communication [...]Continue Reading →
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Question of federal government’s power to protect American families from profane television moves closer to Supreme Court as FCC appeals TV indecency ruling.
U.S. District Judge William Bertelsmen orders gossip blog TheDirty.com to pay $11 million to professional cheerleader in defamation suit.
Federal court issues massive, [...]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 →
Forget Voldemort — Harry Potter has a new nemesis to contend with. Unfortunately for Harry, neither magic nor help from Hermione Granger will help him win this legal fight. As a sequel to the pending suits against the British publisher of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, the Estate of [...]Continue Reading →
If you are a political junkie, work the night shift, or otherwise found the time to watch last week’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings, you were treated to a proceeding that had it all: political grandstanding, talking points, comedy, and very little substantive discussion of actual legal issues. What was not missing, [...]Continue Reading →