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On July 10, 2013, a federal judge found Apple guilty of conspiring with major book publishers to raise e-book prices, marking a huge win for Amazon and consumers. The judge’s opinion portrays Apple carefully executing a plot to rally book publishers into altering their contract terms with Amazon so the iPad would face a [...]

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Are the NCAA’s Days Numbered?

On July 12, 2013 By William Wojcik

While some people have declared the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) system of governing student-athletes corrupt and in dire need of reform, the chances real change would in the NCAA has seemed . . . unlikely. The rule is simple: student athletes cannot receive any compensation for their performances on the field. [...]

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Great Googley moogley!  Google and other big firms that operate under the glare of the European Commission competition spotlight may now have many, many more individual spotlights upon them, heating up the stakes for potential antitrust abuses.  On June 11, 2013, the European Commission proposed a Continue Reading

Monday Morning JETLawg

On June 3, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

Oprah Winfrey must once again defend her use of “Own Your Power.” JETLaw contributor and Senior Publications Editor Jonathan Hoffman analyzes the case here (forthcoming). Team Antitrust and Team IP duke it out: the makers of a Twilight parody film allege anticompetitive conduct against Lionsgate Google wins yet another [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On April 1, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

Google applies for a patent on an interface between its Google Glass augmented reality display and your microwave (and all your other appliances too) [H/T qrcodepress.com] Largest DDoS ever publicly disclosed afflicts Spamhaus anti-spam group. If CyberBunker really behind it, and as they apparently claim, they have [...]

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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. had a DVDs-by-mail rental business that was in competition with Netflix. In May 2005, Wal-Mart decided to pull out of the DVDs-by-mail rental industry and struck an agreement with Netflix: Wal-Mart would encourage its members to transfer their service to Netflix and in exchange Netflix would encourage its members [...]

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Back to the Courts: Basketball Boycott?

On November 23, 2011 By Virginia Maynard

After months of negotiation, N.B.A. players have decided to take their concerns to court. Following Thursday’s final attempt at negotiation, locked out players filed suit demanding an end to an alleged illegal boycott of the work force. The suit seeks damages for what the players claim to be “irreparable harm” in preventing them [...]

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Who Invited Sprint?

On October 28, 2011 By Thomas Booms

This post follows up on the September 7th post, “Merger Impossible?,” regarding the AT&T/T-Mobile merger. “Merger Impossible?” discusses the Department of Justice’s (“DOJ”) antitrust lawsuit filed against AT&T seeking to block the merger of AT&T and T-Mobile. This time, it is Sprint who has invited itself to [...]

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On Monday, WikiLeaks announced that it will suspend publication while it raises funds and fights a blockade by financial institutions that has been forcing the non-profit into financial instability for nearly a year. After WikiLeaks published U.S. Cable Leaks in late November 2010, a series of financial institutions refused to continue conducting business with [...]

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Last month, Google announced its plans to acquire Motorola Mobility Holdings, the cellphone company that recently split from Motorola.  As the popularity and use of smartphones have both been growing rapidly of late, many speculated that Google intended to wed its Android operating system with Motorola’s celebrated–and large–collection of telecommunication and hardware [...]

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