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Monday Morning JETLawg

On October 18, 2010 By

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

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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

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

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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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It appears that in the very near future, when you snuggle up in bed with a good book, you may be snuggling up with your computer as well. Enter Google, arguably the most prominent force in media and technology today. The technomedia giant is plowing ahead with its plan to scan and digitize millions of […]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On February 7, 2010 By

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Google and NSA team up to fight cyberattacks.

Scientists discover energy teleportation.

Seventh Circuit upholds prison ban on Dungeons & Dragons against First and Fourteenth Amendment challenge.

Australian copyright holders lose ability to compel ISP assistance. Meanwhile, new Aussie […]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On February 1, 2010 By

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Trademark disputes have already hit the Apple iPad.

New implants use human energy to power electronic devices.

eBook pricing dispute hits Amazon: how much is too much for a bestseller?

California “green rush” faces setback with new L.A. ordinance.

Television host […]

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FCC's New Rules for "Net Neutrality"

On September 21, 2009 By

Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski has proposed two new rules designed to aggressively protect the free movement of online traffic by preventing Internet service providers from restricting web sites and other services on the Internet. The proposed rules would require carriers to practice “reasonable” network management and respect “net neutrality,” the principle […]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On September 6, 2009 By

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Wikipedia moves to improve the clarity and reliability of crowdsourcing.

Youtube looking to get into the movie rental business.

Amazon makes amend for deleting Orwell from Kindles.

Open-source digital camera developed at Stanford.

Annie Leibovitz’s story underscores the danger […]

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Amazon.com’s efforts to prevent copyright infringement have landed it in hot water. A federal class action has been filed in response to the site’s recent Kindle blackout. The blackout, which was poetically reminiscent of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, resulted in the deletion of several classics by controversial authors such as […]

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