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Monday Morning JETLawg

On February 21, 2011 By JETLaw

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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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StarCaps Litigation May Finally Be Over

On February 18, 2011 By Charles Michels

In 2008, two Minnesota Vikings defensive linemen (Kevin and Pat Williams) received four game suspensions for violating the NFL’s drug policy. The players tested positive for Bumetanide, a substance that can help to mask steroids. Both players attributed the positive test to the weight loss supplement StarCaps. The players appealed and the appeals were [...]

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Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder is angry. No, not about the fact that the Redskins have a losing record under his ownership. No, not about the Donovan McNabb deal that went south. Not even about the Albert Haynesworth fiasco. What’s really got Snyder up in arms is a local paper’s criticisms [...]

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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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Nearly a year after Master Sergeant Jeffrey Sarver filed a federal lawsuit against the makers of the Academy Award-winning film The Hurt Locker, the filmmakers are fighting back. On February 1, 2011, the makers of Hurt Locker filed a motion to dismiss Sarver’s lawsuit. In his complaint, in addition to claims [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On January 31, 2011 By JETLaw

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Viacom agrees to pay $1.75 million for class action copyright suit related to BET’s failure to obtain proper “sync” licenses for its programs.

Mobile Resource Card, a financial services company, is suing the Kardashian sisters for walking away from a deal for prepaid celebrity-endorsed debit cards, [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On January 24, 2011 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

Legal fight over song from “The Fighter” causes trouble for CBS, Beck, the NFL, and Busta Rhymes, among others.

Originally proposed by the telecommunications giant, Verizon now opposes FCC’s net neutrality rules.

IFPI music report sheds new light on impact piracy has on recording [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On January 17, 2011 By JETLaw

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Estate of superstar Bette Davis sues Los Angeles clothing store for dress it claims violates the actress’s publicity rights.

Copyright issues still unresolved in the Barack Obama “HOPE” Image controversy.

RapidShare, named as a contributor to digital piracy by a MarkMonitor report, has threatened [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On January 10, 2011 By JETLaw

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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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