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Uber announced on Friday that it had reached an agreement with Waymo to settle the long-standing intellectual property dispute between the two companies. As part of the deal, Uber will transfer roughly $245 million in closely-held shares of its stock to Waymo.

The conclusion to this dispute comes just days after Uber’s founder and [...]

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The Role of the Statute of Limitations in the Harvey Weinstein Saga

By alyue On February 13, 2018 · Updated February 14, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Earlier in January, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office announced that it was considering charging Harvey Weinstein for two Beverly Hills sex crime cases. The District Attorney has established a special task force to review these cases as well as other cases brought against Weinstein.

The Weinstein scandal broke in the fall of  last [...]

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In November, Walt Disney Co. sued Redbox in an attempt to stop the DVD rental company from selling digital copies of its movies. At the center of the suit are movie download codes that can be used to download a digital copy of a Disney movie and are included with a Blu-ray disc [...]

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Songwriter’s Revocation: How Writers Gain Freedom After 35 Years

By cacartwright On February 2, 2018 · Updated February 13, 2018 · Leave a Comment

When someone thinks of copyright, most imagine a budding songwriter growing his career by exercising his legal rights. However, for those trying to make it in the music industry, the reality is quite different. Most songwriters rely on publishers to get their songs out there to artists and record labels. To successfully be signed by [...]

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Recapping JETLaw’s 2018 Symposium!

By tjohnson On January 31, 2018 · Leave a Comment

On Thursday, January 25, 2018, the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law hosted its annual Symposium.  This year’s event, entitled Dramatic Changes: International Trade’s Effect on Intellectual Property and Human Rights, focused on the many conflicts between right holders and sovereign states as they relate to world trade.  Thanks to the presentations from this [...]

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Taking a Gamble: New Jersey Sports Betting and the Supreme Court

By aeeva On January 31, 2018 · Updated January 31, 2018 · Leave a Comment

A constitutional question is currently sitting in the Supreme Court: to what extent can Congress control state legislation? Can they control state legislation when a state lets its residents bet on sports?

In 1992, Congress passed the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PAPSA). PAPSA prohibits state-sanctioned sports betting, except in Nevada, Oregon, Montana, [...]

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What Tax Season Means for Your Booming Bitcoin Portfolio

By askemp On January 31, 2018 · Updated January 31, 2018 · Leave a Comment

April 17th is fast approaching, and people are in high gear to determine what they owe the government or what the government owes them in return. But what does tax season mean for all of those folks who have luckily, or maybe unluckily, invested in Bitcoin? Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have firmly supplanted themselves in [...]

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H&M recently has been releasing new clothing styles that give a nod to the fashion of the 90′s. But one of their recent items, appropriately named “Sweatshirt with Motif,” has been under fire for trademark infringement. Very specifically, Wildfox Couture, a Los Angeles-based fashion brand, claims that H&M’s gray crewneck sweatshirt infringes [...]

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