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Legal Battles Over Healthcare.gov?

On November 4, 2013 By Elizabeth Mulkey

Despite excitement over creative marketing strategies (“brosurance,” anyone?), the launch of the Affordable Care Act hasn’t gone as planned. The new Healthcare.gov website has faced technical difficulties since it went live on October 1st. The website is intended to be the main way to sign up for one of the government’s health [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On October 14, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

Privacy & Social Media:

California creates a minor’s right to be forgotten online. (In contrast, the EU Court of Justice found in June that EU law contains no general right to be forgotten.) [H/T Privacy, E-Commerce & Data Security's Summer 2013 Newsletter (PDF)] Google may be getting ready to use your [...]

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You’ve Got Ads

On October 3, 2013 By Veronica Gordon

Have you ever signed into your Gmail account and noticed an advertisement in your sidebar that seems all-too-relevant to you? You may wonder: how does Google know me so well?

Well, much of that specialized treatment stems from Google’s scanning technology, which allows Google to scan your Gmail messages for keywords and concepts to identify [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On September 9, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

The New York Times breaks a story alleging that the Drug Enforcement Agency has been working very closely with AT&T to access a database of phone records going as far back as 1987. According to the story, the DEA pays AT&T to station several of the company’s employees inside DEA investigative units to facilitate [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On September 2, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

A bill passed in New Zealand effectively bans software patents by labeling them ‘not inventions.’ A newly invented process, implemented in software, would still be patentable, but the software that implements it would not itself be patentable. Will this square New Zealand’s goal with the TRIPS Agreement’s requirement that patents be available “without [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On January 14, 2013 By Brandon Trout

Obama signs bill to allow Netflix users to share videos via Facebook. Buffy vs. Edward youtube video removed, even though it is a perfect example of “fair use.” Court decisions show why copyright assignment provisions should be strictly worded. Judge approves Apple and Google’s purchase of over [...]

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MLB contract negotiations are well underway for baseball’s free agents.  Many players have already been signed.  For example, David Ortiz re-signed with the Red Sox and Torii Hunter signed with the Tigers.  However, many other players are still in the process of negotiating, including Josh Hamilton and Zack Greinke.  For a complete list of [...]

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The Franchise Tag

On August 2, 2012 By Mike Ritter

The July 16, 2012, deadline for NFL teams to sign long-term contracts with players designated as franchise players came and went.  That deadline marked the date on which the terms of the franchise tag are automatically instituted.

What does the franchise tag mean for players and organizations?  Where did it come from?  Why don’t [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On July 23, 2012 By JETLaw

‘Three’s Company’ lawyers object to the play 3C. A federal appeals court suggested Friday that it may affirm its previous ruling that human genes can be patented. Twitter will appeal a subpoena that it must turn over messages from an Occupy supporter. Romance novelists sue [...]

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Washington, D.C.

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