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The legal battle over the Beastie Boys’ 1987 song “Girls” had some law students wondering if it might be a fact pattern on their copyright final exam. Now, the band and toy company GoldieBlox have reached a settlement over a months-long infringement suit.

GoldieBlox’s stated mission is “to get […]

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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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Is Lindsay Lohan a Milkaholic?

On March 19, 2010 By

Former Mean Girl, Lindsay Lohan filed a lawsuit on March 8 in New York’s Nassau County Supreme Court against E-Trade alleging that the milkaholic baby, Lindsay, in E-Trade’s Super Bowl commercial is actually a portrayal of herself. Lindsay is trying to milk E-Trade for 100 million dollars in damages and an […]

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The Truth Hurts: AT&T's Suit Against Verizon

On November 25, 2009 By

With just one week and over 250,000 sales under its belt, one would think that Verizon Wireless executives would be breaking out the bubbly to celebrate the successful release of its much-anticipated competitor to AT&T’s iPhone, the Android 2.0. But, alas, a lawsuit filed by AT&T in an Atlanta Federal Court earlier this […]

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The NBA . . . Where Copyright Infringement Happens?

On November 24, 2009 By

The NBA on TNT recently introduced a series of new commercials for the 2009-10 NBA season. The commercials star Rainn Wilson, famous for his role as Dwight Schrute on The Office, alongside NBA stars Gilbert Arenas, Deron Williams, Dwight Howard, and Derrick Rose. In the commercials, Arenas, Williams, Howard, and Rose, […]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On July 12, 2009 By

In the news . . .

– Ukraine passes law banning possession of pornography.

– St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa drops lawsuit against Twitter.

– Lawsuit in the making? Fast food chains pushing envelope with sex-filled commercials.

– Yahoo and NFL Players Association settle over […]

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