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Monday Morning JetLawg

On October 18, 2009 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

In yet another Missouri cyber-bullying incident, teenager arrested for threatening website.

TLC claims breach of contract against Jon Gosselin for stopping production of Jon & Kate Plus 8.

New FTC guidelines threaten to fine bloggers who fail to disclose relationships with advertisers.

Federal [...]

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For the last few years Ray Beckerman, a commercial litigation attorney in New York City, has consistently blogged about his experiences in representing alleged music pirates on his blog, Recording Industry vs. The People. On his blog, Beckerman makes no qualms of expressing his disapproval of the Recording Industry [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On September 6, 2009 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

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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$15 Million Anonymity

On August 27, 2009 By JETLaw

Rosemary Port, the previously anonymous author of a blog entitled “Skanks in NYC,” recently announced her intent to file a $15 million lawsuit against Google for revealing her identity. Google, as the provider of the blog, was required to identify the blogger pursuant to an order by a New York state [...]

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Perez Hilton Sues Black Eyed Peas' Manager for $25K

On June 29, 2009 By JETLaw

A few days after Toronto’s June 21 MuchMusic Awards, celebrity blogger Perez Hilton filed a civil suit against Polo Molina, band manager of the Black Eyed Peas, for battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress. According to the complaint, Black Eyed Peas’ front-man will.i.am, unhappy [...]

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Bloggers Beware

On June 24, 2009 By JETLaw

With over 12 million American adults maintaining a blog, over 15 million active blogs, and an estimated Internet audience of 188.9 million, the popularity of blogs is undeniable. Bloggers clearly command a large, worldwide audience and their potential for reaching millions of people has not gone unnoticed. Companies have [...]

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Rule 1 of The Bluebook—the authoritative manual for legal citations followed by most American law journals—is as simple as can be: “Provide citations to authorities so that readers may identify and find those citations for future research.” Indeed, that basic rule has been followed by generations of academic authors and law journal editors, [...]

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Jabba the Hutt, a corrupt slug-like alien crime lord on the fictional desert planet of Tatooine, might very well have been a frequent enforcer of trade embargoes as he furthered his criminal enterprise. In 2008, in America, however, such embargoes in the film industry might seem anachronistic — a throwback to the pre-blogging age of [...]

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Perez Hilton (a.k.a. Mario Lavandeira), celebrity gossip and popular blogger, is no stranger to lawsuits. Already in 2008, he has successfully defended a libel suit, settled a misappropriation case brought by a paparazzi agency, and most recently, sued a fellow blogger for slander. However, it is his strategy outside the courtroom concerning [...]

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