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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.
Since [...]Continue Reading →
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 →
Since time immemorial, mankind has imagined the end – the end of entertainment and technology and the beginning of the apocalypse. Saturday marked the beginning of the end, as Jesus descended from the ether to rapture true believers to heaven, where they would presumably enjoy superior entertainment and technology. [...]Continue Reading →
Lawmakers this week are fighting against internet companies that track users’ personal information in an effort to alleviate online privacy concerns.
First, Rep. Edward J. Market (D. Mass) and Joe Barton (R. Texas) introduced the “Do Not Track Kids Act of 2011.” The bill (PDF) restricts how companies monitor children’s information and [...]Continue Reading →
In the news. . .
The National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau has released a new list of things companies cannot do in advertisements.
Small victory for LimeWire as federal judge rules statutory damages for P2P infringement constitute one infringement, not multiple.
Federal judge rules that StubHub [...]Continue Reading →
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