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An Issue of National Security

By Richard Saunders On October 20, 2014 · Leave a Comment

A clash two decades in the making appears to finally be coming to a head. In response to public backlash over the National Security Agency’s (NSA) espionage tactics, tech companies are taking steps to rebuild trust with their customers by encrypting their networks end-to-end. On October 16, FBI [...]

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The New Online Gambling: Fantasy Sports

By Zachary Altman On October 17, 2014 · Updated October 17, 2014 · Leave a Comment

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

By Torrey Samson On October 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

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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Guest Post: Preservation of Legal Data

By Brenan Salgado On October 14, 2014 · Updated October 14, 2014 · Leave a Comment

GUEST POST BY:
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

By Brenan Salgado On October 13, 2014 · Updated October 14, 2014 · Leave a Comment

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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