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In a case of first impression, the Tennessee Middle District Court recently confronted the issue of racial discrimination in reality television.  Plaintiffs Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson—two African American men who were denied the opportunity to be cast as The Bachelor in ABC’s reality-based dating show of the same name—filed [...]

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The A’s Raw Sewage Anti-Trust Problem

On February 26, 2014 By Ryan Loofbourrow

In 1922, the Supreme Court, in Federal Baseball Club of Baltimore, Inc., v. National Baseball Clubs, ruled that Major League Baseball is exempt from Anti-Trust laws.  This means that the MLB must allow a team to move if it wants to move.  It got this exemption because, apparently, baseball was [...]

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Exceeding Authorized Access

On February 7, 2014 By Jonathan Hoffmann

Last week the US District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed a case under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), 18 U.S.C. § 1030, thereby contributing to an ever-growing debate [PDF] about the meaning of the words “exceeding authorized access.”

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Aereo Heads to the Supreme Court

On January 16, 2014 By Brenan Salgado

On Friday, January 10, the Supreme Court granted cert to the major broadcasters’ challenge to Aereo. This follows on the heels of a recent ruling questioning the legality of Aereo’s (and, increasingly, other TV-over-internet service providers’) business models.

Aereo’s TV-over-internet technology captures over-the-air digital television broadcasts and relays them as [...]

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Google Books is Fair Use

On November 18, 2013 By Erin Shackelford

 

This week, Google dodged a multi-billion dollar bullet. After a nine-year legal battle, Google secured a victory against the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers. The author’s advocates filed a copyright infringement suit against Google in 2004 after it announced its “Google [...]

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A Minnesota designer of satirical t-shirts has filed suit [PDF] against the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security for their attempts to take down his merchandise. Federal agencies have a reputation for being aggressive in Continue Reading

Almost Half of Supreme Court Links Don’t Work

On October 23, 2013 By Michael Griffin

It should come as no surprise that Supreme Court Justices are not the most tech-savvy bunch. After all, they still haven’t “really gotten into email.” But maybe that’s for the best. In at least one instance, the Court’s foray into new technology has been shaky.

According to a new study [...]

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Wednesday Morning JETLawg

On October 16, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

 

Once again we had many news items this week, so we are posting a second round-up. We found a number of legal technology projects attempting to change the way laws are made, interpreted, and complied with far into the future.

Legal Technology:

How will lawmaking, legal education, and legal practice look in fifty [...]

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Wednesday Morning JETLawg

On October 9, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

There were a lot of items this week, so we are publishing a Wednesday Morning JETLawg in addition to our usual Monday Morning JETLawg:

The shutdown of the Federal Government has delayed further action in the Wyndham v. FTC data breach case (previously mentioned here). The FTC is arguing  for [...]

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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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