Monday Morning JETLawg

On October 20, 2014 By Brenan Salgado

Copyright

Ford attempts to dismiss a lawsuit against it regarding its use of digital audio recording devices that allow drivers to store personal music collections in cars. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge takes judicial notice of an order in Flo & Eddie, Inc. v. Sirius XM [...]

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The New Online Gambling: Fantasy Sports

On October 17, 2014 By Zachary Altman

The year 2014 has seen an influx in a new market of fantasy sports–daily fantasy sports. The advertising slogan that has permeated the first few weeks of the NFL season: “You can win $56,000 playing fantasy football online!” These websites, led by Fanduel and DraftKings tap into the $70 Billion dollar fantasy football [...]

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Unraveling Legal Research

On October 16, 2014 By Torrey Samson

In 2012, struck by how little the legal research tools had changed in the past decade, two Stanford law students launched a website that would have the potential to cut research time by up to two thirds. Daniel Lewis and Nik Reed, graduates of Stanford Law, launched Ravel Law as a way to [...]

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The Supreme Court could have another opportunity to review an IP case decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Last week Google filed a petition for certiorari seeking to overturn the Federal Circuit’s decision in Oracle America v. Google, which found [...]

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ARIA C. SAFAR

I recently attended a conference in Portland, Oregon dedicated to the preservation of legal data in the case of litigation. Legal technology conferences are always an interesting mix of keeping up to date with “old” technology developments (at least a few years [...]

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A new copyright law came into effect in the United Kingdom on October 1st, modifying copyright protection of parodies. The Copyright and Rights in Performances (Quotation and Parody) Regulations allow the use of copyrighted material for parody purposes if [...]

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In what is turning into a publicity circus for popular EDM group Krewella, former bandmate Kris Trindl, better known by his performance moniker “Rain Man,” is suing the remaining members of the group, sisters Jahan and Yasmine Yousef, for $5 million. The suit arises from Trindl’s apparent forced exodus from the group, which [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On October 13, 2014 By Brenan Salgado

Copyright

The family of the late John Steinbeck files a complaint against a literary agency and a sub agent alleging that the agent has no right to make deals involving John Steinbeck’s works without consulting with the family and getting their consent. Google files a petition with [...]

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Marvel—Kirby Dispute Ends “Amicably”

On October 10, 2014 By Sarah Robbins

An epic legal battle between the famous comic creator Jack Kirby and Marvel Comic was settled just days before the Supreme Court was scheduled to discuss the case. The parties were involved in an extensive legal dispute regarding the ownership rights to legendary comic characters such as X-men, Iron Man, and Spider-Man. The [...]

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The Rise of Real Estate Crowdinvesting

On October 9, 2014 By Christopher Borns

The use of crowdfunding has provided a welcome boost to the sluggish economy of recent years. Crowdfunding, according to Merriam-Webster, is “the practice of soliciting financial contributions from a large number of people[,] especially from the online community.”  Crowdfunding campaigns, thus, do not focus on soliciting one or two major [...]

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