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On February 15, 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a proposed rule to regulate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) that seeks to bring the use of drones into the regulated environment of aviation. An aircraft qualifies as a UAS if it is less than 55 pounds, and travels less than 100 miles per [...]

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Netflix and Amazon seem to be in a little bit of trouble.  Jerry Kowal, the former director of content at Netflix, has sued both companies based on a number of allegations, including defamation, [...]

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The Cloud and Your Privacy

On March 19, 2013 By Nick Barry

Privacy concerns for cloud computing range from hackers obtaining personal information to searches by the government.  What is rarely considered are the autoscan searches routinely conducted by some cloud providers.  These autoscans usually search material when it is uploaded or downloaded.  The cloud providers accomplish this by comparing “ Continue Reading

States and small businesses have been battling to close a gaping sales tax loophole that has created an unfair playing field in the retail industry.  For years, online retailers like Amazon and eBay have avoided collecting and paying over state sales taxes.  This has given them a substantial tax advantage over brick-and-mortar retailers that allows [...]

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PlayLater: The New (Legal?) Online DVR

On November 8, 2011 By Whitney Boshers

No one denies that streaming is the future for watching videos.  But you can’t stream Netflix–or any online video–without an Internet connection.  Moreover, some video streams are time-sensitive.  For instance, the free version of Hulu may allow you to view only the most recent episodes of your favorite TV show.  But MediaMall Technologies wants [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On January 10, 2011 By JETLaw

In the news…

California passes new law making it illegal to impersonate celebrities, pushing limits of both trademark and publicity rights protection.

After judge orders permanent injunction, LimeWire drags and Apple into legal battle — demanding accounts of possible backdoor dealings with record labels.

Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction still wound [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On October 18, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

Film companies threaten copyright infringement lawsuits against PETA over the animal rights group’s repeated unauthorized use of film clips in their advertising campaigns.

British judge refuses to dismiss plagiarism lawsuit against J.K. Rowling, stating plaintiff claiming Rowling stole ideas for “Harry Potter” from obscure fantasy book [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On July 26, 2010 By JETLaw

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Michigan woman faces murder charges from a Facebook feud that ended in tragedy.

House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank’s drive to establish a licensing and regulation system for Internet gambling still faces resistance.

70,000 blogs unexpectedly shut down by unidentified law enforcement agency.

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Will the iPad Kill the Publishing Star?

On May 18, 2010 By Michael Quinlan

The advent of new technology almost inevitably brings pronouncements of existing technology’s death. We have all heard that “Video Killed the Radio Star,” Napster killed the recording industry, and DVRs are killing advertising. Now add to this mix, a new murderer: Apple’s iPad.

One of the many features touted [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On March 8, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

New shape to the Internet on the way?

U.S. government continues task to bring Internet freedom to repressed countries. Meanwhile, recent amendment to British law may head the other direction.

Feud between Amazon and Apple over the Daily Deal.

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