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Just last week, a new report published in Nature’s Scientific Reports confirmed what many already knew and some feared: mobile devices can be used to identify people regardless of whether the information was “anonymized.” That is right: your phone and its data, even if it is touted as “anonymous,” can be used to [...]Continue Reading →
Bank not liable to cyber-heist victim company that had expressly declined to use the additional security controls it offered A federal district court hears arguments about whether the FBI’s use of a “stingray” device, which pretends to be a cell phone tower so that it can collect information from phones and [...]Continue Reading →
Recently, the JETLaw blog detailed Anheuser-Busch’s trademark dispute over the use of “Bud” in regions of Europe, but now the company faces a different legal dispute in the United States. The company now faces allegations that it intentionally lowers the alcohol content of many of its beverages by using extra [...]Continue Reading →
Voters will hit the polls tomorrow ushering in the dawn of a new presidential term. The beginning of a term brings decreased pressures and a concomitant increase in executive flexibility. This political landscape, colored by the recent deluge of campaign advertisements, presents a ripe time to renew the discussion and proposals promoting campaign-finance reform.
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Less than a decade after being convicted for obstructing justice and spending five months in jail, Martha Stewart once again faces charges–this time for allegedly selling counterfeit German knives.
The lawsuit was brought in Florida Federal Court by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Wuppertal-Solingen-Remscheid, a German trade association that [...]Continue Reading →
On February 18, 2012 By Henson Millsap February 17, 2012
Facebook has a message for any of its users considering a lawsuit against the company: tread lightly, because Facebook never forgets. Since a user’s profile history is never truly erased from Facebook’s records, that history can easily be brought to light during the discovery phase of a suit. As Facebook’s lawyers have discovered, the [...]Continue Reading →
On February 10, 2012 By Katharine Skinner February 9, 2012
Last Sunday, millions of people tuned in to watch “the big game.” Everyone knows what “the big game” means (…just in case, it is an unofficial title for the Super Bowl). Restaurants and stores all advertise their wares with banners telling you to either to “Stock up” or “Come on in” for “the [...]Continue Reading →
On January 17, 2012 By Kelly Donley January 17, 2012
It is easy to throw around the term “copyright.” It is not difficult to agree that a songwriter can hold copyright in her latest tune. We know that a photographer’s careful selection and arrangement can yield copyright protection. But does a visual artist copyright carefully composed and cultivated flower beds? [...]Continue Reading →
On July 19, 2011 By Caroline Fleming July 18, 2011
Google is facing a $500 million dollar fine “in connection with a potential resolution of an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice into the use of Google advertising by certain advertisers,” they disclosed in their 10-Q last week. This extraordinary potential fine comes at a time when Google has joined [...]Continue Reading →
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