Paparazzi snap a photo of a public figure using a product.  The photo is posted online.  The company who produces the product tweets the photo, excited to show a well-known person uses its product.  Does the public figure have a legitimate claim that his or her right of publicity has been violated? [...]

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After spending over a year in federal prison, infamous hacker and internet troll Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer had his conviction vacated on Friday by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.  Last March, Auernheimer received a 41-month sentence for conspiracy to violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”), 18 U.S.C. § 1030, and identity [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On April 14, 2014 By Brenan Salgado

Copyright

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) files a lawsuit against Kim Dotcom. Copyright troll Prenda Law argues in front of the Seventh Circuit but fails to explain the relationship between the three iterations of law firms that its sanctioned attorneys have gone through.

Cryptocurrency

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Crowdsourcing Disaster Relief

On April 14, 2014 By Erin Frankrone

I couldn’t miss another opportunity to extol the virtues and rise of crowdsourcing.  Devotees to the JETLaw blog may recall my earlier post and note about the crowdsourcing phenomenon.

In the wake of tragedy and mystery following the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, the [...]

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Shaken, not Stirred.

On April 11, 2014 By Sonal Patel

How do you like your martinis?  Well, we all know how our favorite secret agent who is always dressed sharp, always getting the ladies and always working for M, the female head of Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), likes them.  Shaken, not stirred.  In fact, we can recognize James Bond simply by that saying.  But [...]

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Even the most casual observer has probably heard the words “patent reform” in news recently. Since the US House of Representatives passed the Innovation Act in December, many thought a Senate bill targeting patent reform could not be far away. It took four months, but we learned last [...]

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A federal judge certified a class action lawsuit against MTV and its parent company Viacom on Friday for allegedly violating labor laws in its treatment of interns.

Casey O’Jeda claims that MTV underpaid himself and other interns in violation of federal labor laws. The complaint alleges that interns [...]

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Netflix and Amazon seem to be in a little bit of trouble.  Jerry Kowal, the former director of content at Netflix, has sued both companies based on a number of allegations, including defamation, [...]

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