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.

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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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Monday Morning JETlawg

On April 7, 2014 By Brenan Salgado

Copyright

Warner Bros. wins $2.57 million in a lawsuit over the infringement of copyright, trademark, and publicity rights over merchandise associated with The Wizard of Oz. Animator Kelly Wilson sues The Walt Disney Co. for copyright infringement over alleging that the film’s trailer for “Frozen” was substantially similar to [...]

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In 1953, Ernest Nemeth, a football player at the University of Denver, sought workers’ compensation after suffering a back injury while playing football. In a 6-1 decision, the Colorado Supreme Court held that Nemeth was “employed” by the university to play football and was therefore entitled to weekly payments of $11.87 under [...]

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