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Monday Morning JETLawg

On June 17, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

In the Ninth Circuit, Google argues that the Wiretap Act does not prohibit interception of unencrypted wireless transmissions. The Supreme Court unanimously rules in Myriad that isolated DNA is not patentable, while cDNA is. [H/T PatentlyO; SCOTUSBlog] Monsanto keeps farmers who were worried about inadvertent infringement out of court. [...]

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The Federal Trade Commission is trying to stick its finger in the dike to keep the North Sea of privacy concerns back.  The FTC recently issued a staff report “Mobile Apps for Kids: Current Privacy Disclosures are Disappointing” (.pdf) demonstrating that, besides having a sense of humor, the FTC thinks mobile [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On November 28, 2011 By JETLaw

In the news…

N.B.A. reaches deal to save the season, which will open on Christmas Day.

Federal government seizes over 100 domain names in one of largest piracy crackdowns ever.

Militant Saudi Arabian-based group allegedly hired hackers to breach AT&T’s telecom network.

Apple removes ‘Jew [...]

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently opened a review into the sale of bankrupt Canadian telecom giant Nortel’s vast collection of patents over concerns that the winning bidder could stifle competition. Vying for ownership of over 6,000 patents covering wi-fi, social networking, and mobile technology, bidders are looking to bulk-up their commanding position [...]

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My parents bought me my first cell phone when I was sixteen years old. Soon after, I learned that I could “IM” my friends right from my phone! Although I was thrilled with my new discovery, my parents were not so excited when they received the first phone bill. The phone company had charged us [...]

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Would you like to watch live television on your iPad? Time Warner Cable thinks it’s a great idea. Viacom isn’t quite as happy.

With the rising success of Netflix and Hulu (not to mention Google TV), the television is no longer the only way viewers catch up on episodes of their favorite shows.  Cable [...]

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Today, Amazon.com launched a new store, Amazon Appstore for Android. But will the store’s name stick? Sorry Apple, I think it will because “app” is short for “application,” not “Apple.”

In anticipation of the Amazon Appstore’s opening, Apple filed a complaint late last week in the United States District Court for [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On February 28, 2011 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

Major Hollywood studios get victory over “Family-Friendly” DVD service that strips films of objectionable content.

Judge orders shutdown of TV streaming site, despite periodic statutory licensing payments.

France becomes destination of choice for celebrities looking to forum shop for plaintiff-friendly defamation laws.

Law firm [...]

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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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Inside Pandora’s Box

On February 17, 2011 By Sophia Behnia

Have you wondered why Pandora won’t just play songs by a single artist of your choice?  Or why there isn’t a list of upcoming songs in the playstation?  I certainly have wondered these things.  Tim Westergren, Pandora’s founder, recently answered these questions.  Pandora is subject to a government statutory license that limits its [...]

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