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Monday Morning JetLawg

On March 8, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

New shape to the Internet on the way?

U.S. government continues task to bring Internet freedom to repressed countries. Meanwhile, recent amendment to British law may head the other direction.

Feud between Amazon and Apple over the Daily Deal.

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On February 15, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Google staying in China after all. Meanwhile, Google Buzz oversight raises significant privacy concerns.

Consequences of school filters.

Iran takes steps towards government email for all.

Bruce leaves lawsuit against small store owners.

The dangers of singing [...]

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Below is the Note abstract for Dr. Strange-rating or: How I Learned that the Motion Picture Association of America’s Film Rating System Constitutes False Advertising, coming to you soon in Volume 12, No. 1 of the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law.

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), a trade association whose members include film [...]

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For the Love of a "Pure" Game?

On November 19, 2009 By Richard Jacques

Many people remember when the Tim Donaghy scandal broke during the summer of 2007, when the then-NBA referee resigned amidst allegations that he made calls either affecting the outcome of games or at least helping cover the spread both during the regular season and playoffs. After pleading guilty on federal charges, Continue Reading

Monday Morning JetLawg

On August 9, 2009 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Iowa County first in America to employ 911 emergency texts.

Risk of censorship hitting Family Guy, video game producers and even the Kool-Aid man.

Minor league baseball player Julio Castillo sentenced to 30 days in jail for fan-injuring baseball thrown [...]

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Parents have criticized their children’s musical preferences for decades, if not longer. The Beatles were accused of corrupting the youth, while many parents deemed the swiveling hips of Elvis “obscene.”  Even jazz music encountered moral critics during its early years. While many of these bands and genres were later [...]

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They Made a Movie About a Porno?!? (Oh My!)

On November 2, 2008 By JETLaw

Well, it seems like someone forgot to tell director Kevin Smith that it is a “no-no” to use five-letter words in movie titles. His new movie, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, is generating a lot of controversy – but not only for the reasons that one would expect. Indeed, “newspapers, television networks, cable [...]

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Comedian George Carlin’s recent passing inspired many tributes from a variety of sources, including Perez Hilton and the New York Times.  The majority referenced one of his most famous routines: “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television.”  This irreverent and profane monologue, with its unabashed critique of censorship, left its mark not only in the world [...]

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