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Any college or graduate student knows that a new semester of classes means a new semester of paying sky-high prices for textbooks. Since costly books are not very conducive to an “in-school” budget, students instead often buy used books from upperclassmen or make photocopies if the professor places a textbook on [...]

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Google’s efforts to digitize books have hit legal roadblocks over the past few years.  Several French publishers brought copyright suits against Google, which had been digitizing and making publicly available portions of many copyrighted works apparently despite publishers’ requests not to do so.  In fact, Google was actually found guilty of copyright [...]

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If you are searching for the a New York Times bestseller on Amazon, you may want to double check what you are purchasing.  It is not uncommon for a book search to result in a series of titles that are strikingly similar to the novel that friends are telling you is “a must read.”  [...]

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The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that the Department of Justice has warned Apple and five major publishing houses (Simon & Schuster, Hachette Book Group, Penguin Group (USA), Macmillan, and HarperCollins Publishers) that it plans to sue them for “allegedly colluding to raise the price of electronic books.”  The DOJ [...]

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In the recent Captain America movie, Captain America responds to Dr. Abraham Erskine’s question “Do you want to kill Nazis?” with “I don’t want to kill nobody. I don’t like bullies; I don’t care where they’re from.” But alas, Captain America was not available to save the day for his creator’s estate [...]

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When a mysterious “Pottermore” website appeared online with a countdown clock, Harry Potter fans were soon abuzz with excitement over what J.K. Rowling might have in store.  After days of speculation surrounding the purpose of the site, with guesses ranging from additional books in the series to an online role-playing game, J.K [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On March 7, 2011 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

Courtney Love pays out big bucks to settle Twitter defamation case.

Warner Brothers hires big-time lawyers in dispute with Charlie Sheen.

LimeWire has documents to show record industry the benefits of file-sharing.

Prince has become purple pain for Manhattan law firm claiming [...]

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Maverick in a Twilight Contract Blood Bath

On February 25, 2011 By Jenn Weizenecker

The Twilight franchise has grossed almost $800 million, and Nanette Shipley alleges she has not gotten a fair share of this blood bank. Nanette filed a lawsuit in LA superior court claiming that Maverick Films did not pay her what she was owed for being the literary scout who discovered the books with [...]

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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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Monday Morning JETLawg

On November 29, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

Warner Bros. pushes boundaries of trademark law by seeking to protect everything related to Harry Potter‘s “Quidditch,” including lingerie.

Television networks draw first blood against Filmon.com’s Internet streaming service for movies and television by getting temporary restraining order.

EMI seeks to bar non-profit legal rights group [...]

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