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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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Is a blogger a “journalist”?

On February 16, 2011 By Jordan Teague

To foster a free and independent press, most states protect the confidentiality of a journalist’s sources through “shield” laws.  When these statutes were drafted decades ago, they had “journalists” of traditional media outlets in mind.  But in the information age, is a blogger a “journalist”?

The New Jersey State Supreme Court recently heard arguments [...]

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One is the loneliest number. Apple shareholders have certainly realized that Steve Jobs is a lonely man at the top of the company as the stock price dropped about 6.5 percent in price, losing around twenty billion in market cap, on January 18th. The price drop was in response to a note [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On February 7, 2011 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

The King’s Speech involved with American Humane Society over impermissible use of their trademarked phrase “No animals were harmed” during the film’s credits.

The Future of Music Coalition kicks off new study to determine all the ways musicians can generate revenue in today’s music landscape.

Court [...]

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Apple to Apple

On January 11, 2011 By Kelly Donley

On November 16, 2010, the Fab Four’s legendary music became available on iTunes. CMUdaily recently reported that in order to secure The Beatles catalogue, iTunes may have struck an unusual deal. Typically, the wholesale price for [...]

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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 Amazon.com 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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Phone Wars: Apple v. Motorola

On November 9, 2010 By Virginia Maynard

Like zombies in a bad horror movie, the lawsuits over smartphone technology seem to be popping up out of nowhere, multiplying at alarming rates. Just a week ago, Apple filed suit in the Western District of Wisconsin against Motorola in the most recent installment of the smartphone “patent wars.” This lawsuit follows Motorola’s own suit [...]

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