Monday Morning JETLawg

On November 10, 2014 By Brenan Salgado

Antitrust

The Department of Justice files a lawsuit to block the proposed $375 million merger of in-theater advertising companies National CineMedia and Screenvision.

Copyright

The Electronic Frontier Foundation files an official exemption request with the Library of Congress seeking an exemption from the Digital Millennium [...]

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Online Impersonation

On November 7, 2014 By Allison Laubach

Earlier this week, ACLU analyst Christopher Soghoian discovered that in 2007, the FBI impersonated the Seattle Times while investigating bomb threats made to a school in Lacey, Washington. The bureau was using a technique commonly referred to as “phishing” to monitor a juvenile after receiving tips that he was behind the threats. The FBI obtained [...]

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This past week, Taylor Swift dropped her new album 1989—and so far, it has received positive reviews from fans and critics alike. In fact, according to Billboard, 1989 is on track to sell 1.2 million copies in its opening week, qualifying the album as “platinum” under the standards set by the Recording Industry [...]

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Washington Redskins Trademark Hail Mary

On November 5, 2014 By Travis Gray

Last Monday night the Washington Redskins football team needed a field goal in overtime to beat the Dallas Cowboys. When it comes to the team’s ongoing trademark litigation, however, they may need a Hail Mary to beat the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Earlier this year, the United States Patent and Trademark Trial [...]

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Although the Supreme Court has held that police officers must obtain a warrant in order to search a suspect’s cell phone upon arrest, not all police departments have gotten on board. At least one California Highway Patrol officer has been accused of stealing nude photographs [...]

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Facebook has 1.23 billion monthly users. From among these users, 7.5 million are children. To many children, Facebook is a medium to share their thoughts and photos without oversight or restraint from their parents. In fact, in their use of Facebook, many children even refuse to be “friends” with their parents. But for [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On November 3, 2014 By Brenan Salgado

Antitrust

Comcast agrees to settle 11-year-old class action antitrust suit for $50 million settlement.

Constitution

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals agrees to hear arguments en banc in a lawsuit over the constitutionality of the California Resale Royalties Act, potentially providing conclusions over how far California laws, [...]

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With new technology come new products, new opportunities, and—unfortunately—new problems.  Few technologies pose quite the excitement, and potential for legal complication, as 3D printing.  3D printing, a technique that manufactures goods using thin layers of plastic based on written computer programs, has the potential to revolutionizeevery major industry in the world.  However, as Yoshitomo Imura [...]

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EMV Cards Finally Coming to the US

On October 30, 2014 By Sara Hunter

On October 17, 2014, just days before Staples announced that it was investigating a “potential [security] issue,” President Obama signed an executive order to accelerate EMV adoption in the United States.

The hacking trend first began in November of 2013 when—a few days before Thanksgiving—Target’s security and payments system was hacked. In the first [...]

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Using Robots to Treat Ebola?

On October 28, 2014 By Daniel Rheiner

Scientists are exploring the possibility of using robots to help treat the Ebola epidemic. This development, while still in its early stages, has the potential to significantly improve our Ebola response efforts. However, the use of robots in the medical field also raises legal questions, both in the United States and abroad.

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