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FCC No Longer to Blackout Sporting Events

On October 27, 2014 By

For years, professional sports and blackouts have gone hand-in-hand. No, not those blackouts; broadcast blackouts of games that failed to sell out. But the times, they are a changin’.

In November of last year, the JETLaw Blog reported that the FCC was reviewing its policy on blackouts. Most sports blackouts are […]

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Entertaining Conglomeration

On May 27, 2014 By

Over the last several months the high profile merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable has been a major point of interest for analysts, commentators, and consumers of digital entertainment. Currently the primary potential hurdle left for the deal’s completion is regulatory approval with the Department of Justice. Critics argue that this […]

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J. Edgar Hoover 2.0: New Efforts to Wiretap the Internet

On September 30, 2010 By

Although J. Edgar Hoover may be dead, his spirit remains alive and well.

This past Monday, the New York Times broke a story about proposed legislation that would make it easier for law enforcement to conduct wiretaps on the Internet. In essence, the legislation and accompanying regulations would mandate that all communication services, […]

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Yahoo!: Defender of Privacy Rights

On April 23, 2010 By

Privacy protection for electronic communications has been a subject of debate for some time now, so it should come as no surprise that the government continues to make controversial attempts to obtain private email communications. A recent legal controversy between Yahoo! and the Department of Justice illustrates just how far the government can go in […]

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Skype Facing Legal Troubles

On August 14, 2009 By

Skype has quickly become an Internet phenomenon, appealing to a broad variety of customers with its instant messaging, video chat, and phone services. (I personally became a fan during my study abroad with the Vanderbilt in Venice summer program.) For the uninitiated, Skype allows you to make […]

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Most members of the lay community, and certainly anyone with law school experience, can appreciate America’s jury system and its celebrated function as society’s fact-finding body. Likewise, very few people would seriously argue that the technological advances of the 21st century should be slowed, or that any of the numerous devices used to transmit information […]

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President Obama Brings Change, And Not Just to Politics

On January 23, 2009 By

Unlike the last time a new President took over the West Wing, the members of President Obama’s staff came into their new offices Tuesday to find their keyboards intact — all of the O’s were still in place. But for an administration that ran a famously high-tech campaign, the keyboards may have been the only […]

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