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Monday Morning JETLawg

On February 21, 2011 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

J.R.R. Tolkien estate threatens lawsuit over upcoming book featuring Tolkien as a character.

Literary “scout” sues over right to be paid for discovering “Twilight.”

Boarders bankruptcy petition lists creditors that include Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group.

Congress wants to shut down “rogue” [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On February 14, 2011 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

Scramble ensues to get rights to “Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” trademarks.

Obama issues executive order establishing two interagency advisory committees to oversee enforcement of IP rights.

Judge gives new life to EchoStar’s patent counter-attack against TiVo.

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On January 24, 2011 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

Legal fight over song from “The Fighter” causes trouble for CBS, Beck, the NFL, and Busta Rhymes, among others.

Originally proposed by the telecommunications giant, Verizon now opposes FCC’s net neutrality rules.

IFPI music report sheds new light on impact piracy has on recording [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On November 29, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

Warner Bros. pushes boundaries of trademark law by seeking to protect everything related to Harry Potter‘s “Quidditch,” including lingerie.

Television networks draw first blood against Filmon.com’s Internet streaming service for movies and television by getting temporary restraining order.

EMI seeks to bar non-profit legal rights group [...]

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TiVo, perhaps the company best known for digital video recording (DVR) technology, is currently locked in a battle for survival. As most satellite and cable companies have started offering DVR services, TiVo’s market share has steadily dwindled to occupy only 8 percent of the 38 million DVR users in the United States. While the [...]

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Who Dat?, Inc. “Say Dey Gonna Beat Dem Saints”

On November 19, 2010 By Ilana Kattan

Ownership of “Who Dat?,” the familiar battle cry of New Orleans Saints fans, is the subject of a no-holds barred trademark battle in Louisiana.

On March 4, 2010, Who Dat?, Inc. sued NFL Properties, the New Orleans Saints, the Secretary of State of Louisiana, and the State of Louisiana, on [...]

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Coming out of Europe this week are two apparently opposite movements: one seeks stronger protections for Internet users’ personal information; the other, aims to relax intellectual property laws and allow the use of copyright materials without the owners’ approval.

At one end of the spectrum, the European Commission has called for strengthening the [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On November 8, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

Rolling Stone dodges publicity rights lawsuit for placing famous pictures of artists on t-shirts and other merchandise.

Britain moves to revise intellectual property laws to conform to the Internet age.

Rock band, Creed, sues Yamaha Motor Corporation to stop exploitation of hit “Higher” in [...]

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Is “Facebook Privacy” an Oxymoron?

On October 29, 2010 By Kathryn Brown

Yet again, the spotlight is on Facebook. While the famed social networking site has garnered attention in the past for pushing the privacy envelope, this time, Facebook is on the defensive after revelation that some of its third-party software applications, or “apps,” leaked personally identifiable information about [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On October 25, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

Canadian FCC slams DJ and radio station for implying Justin Bieber is gay.

Major networks block web programs from being viewed on Google TV.

Piracy domain seizure bill allowing government to blacklist piracy websites makes major strides in Congress.

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