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A Renewed Call for Campaign-Finance Reform

On November 5, 2012 By Mike Dearington

Voters will hit the polls tomorrow ushering in the dawn of a new presidential term.  The beginning of a term brings decreased pressures and a concomitant increase in executive flexibility.  This political landscape, colored by the recent deluge of campaign advertisements, presents a ripe time to renew the discussion and proposals promoting campaign-finance reform.

Since [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On October 15, 2012 By Brandon Trout

US Appeals Court reverses the sales ban on Google’s Galaxy Nexus. Microsoft sues Motorola over Google Maps’s patent infringement. How to stop Verizon from selling your location data to advertisers. The Infield Fly Rule and the Law. Supreme Court won’t hear challenge to Telecom [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On October 8, 2012 By Brandon Trout

Google withdraws Motorola’s recent complaint against Apple at the ITC. Samsung files patent suit against Apple over the iPhone 5. Supreme Court to hear Monsato case over “second-generation seeds.” Patent troll RTI seeks $12 million in damages, continues it’s “Pay up or face a lawsuit” [...]

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Wiretapping the Internet

On October 3, 2012 By Jonathan Hoffmann

Earlier this month, Robert Mueller, Director of the FBI, testified before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.  Among other issues of national security, Mueller stressed the crucial role cyber security plays in the FBI’s efforts to combat organized crime and terrorism.  Mueller indicated that the FBI will continue its [...]

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Location Data, Privacy, and California

On August 28, 2012 By Brandon Trout

The efforts of the courts and their officials to bring the guilty to punishment, praiseworthy as they are, are not to be aided by the sacrifice of those great principles established by years of endeavor and suffering which have resulted in their embodiment in the fundamental law of the land. – Justice Day, Weeks v. [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On August 20, 2012 By JETLaw

Following its acquisition by Google, Motorola files patent suit against Apple. More updates on Apple/Samsung case. The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reaffirms ruling that isolated human genes can be patented. Sixth Circuit rules that there is no expectation of privacy in [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On August 13, 2012 By JETLaw

Google will start downranking sites that receive repeated DMCA takedown notices, in an effort to crack down on piracy websites in its search results. Facebook and the FTC reach a settlement over privacy issues, with Facebook receiving no fine. Facebook ‘likes’ this. The Apple/Samsung battle wages on. [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On August 6, 2012 By JETLaw

Justice Ginsburg’s thoughts on how the Constitution and Opera are related. MGM settles lawsuit over ‘Raging Bull’ sequel. Illinois becomes the third state to pass a social media privacy law, prohibiting employers from demanding employees’ passwords. Honeywell strikes licensing deal with Microsoft in order to [...]

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Freedom to File Share

On July 27, 2012 By Amelia McKeithen

Freedom of religion is not a new concept.  However, in Sweden, the concept is being put to a very new test.  The website for a new religion called kopimism, recently recognized by the Swedish government, references the Swedish Constitution in stating that “every citizen is against the government guaranteed freedom of religion: [...]

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I want to start this post by expressing my deepest sympathies to the victims of the shooting in Aurora, Colorado.  Also, I would like to point out that the opinions in this post are meant to spark meaningful debate, and in no way represent the views of the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology [...]

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