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Robots: Jurors of the Future?

On March 12, 2013 By Mary Fletcher King

Will we one day no longer be judged by a jury of peers but by a jury of robots? Scientists are currently teaching robots to identify false testimony. The authors of the study, Tommaso Fornaciari and Massimo Poesio, explain that “effective methods for evaluating the reliability of statements issued by witnesses [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On March 4, 2013 By Brandon Trout

FCC Chairman voices ‘concerns‘ about US phone unlocking ban, says he’ll look into it. Apple patent application reveals a camera with built-in privacy filter. Judge upholds FaceTime patent verdict against Apple, orders royalties to boot. Cablevision files antitrust suit against Viacom over programming [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On February 25, 2013 By Brandon Trout

Yet Another Court Says IP Addresses Are Not Enough To Positively Identify Infringers. Fox sues Dish again over the Hopper, this time over place-shifting, not ad-skipping. Apple patent app describes flexible, wearable, watch-like AMOLED device. White House threatens trade sanctions for countries found cyber-snooping. Google [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On February 18, 2013 By Brandon Trout

Facebook wins German case to force users to use their real names online. FAA moves ahead with plans to allow drone test flights in US airspace. Even Obama knows patent trolls are “extorting” money. Google files first patent suit against British Telecom. HP [...]

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Hate Crimes, Beards, and a Mullet

On February 13, 2013 By J.P. Urban

Although the Amish attacks were brazen, victims were initially reluctant to come forward, in part because the Amish community is insulated from mainstream society

The JETlaw Blog typically focuses on the cutting edge of technological innovation and the laws that govern it.  Today, however, we are going to take a moment to remind ourselves that technology cannot solve all [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On February 4, 2013 By Brandon Trout

Path settles with the FTC over contact privacy violations. US DOJ asks FCC to defer Sprint/Softbank merger. Judge Koh rules that Samsung did not willingly infringe Apple’s patents (pdf) Apple trademarks its retail store design. How Newegg crushed the “shopping cart” patent and [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On January 28, 2013 By Brandon Trout

Steve Jobs threatened patent suit to enforce no-hiring plicy. Court approves Kodak financing, could exit bankruptcy by mid-2013. Google stands up for Gmail users, requires cops to get a warrant. Online gamers say “gaymer” trademark has to go. FCC approves new “secret” wireless [...]

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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 [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On November 12, 2012 By Jesse Bland

HTC and Apple settle patent issues, enter 10-year licensing deal. Might this be the end of the patent wars? Judge agrees to consider Samsung’s accusations of juror misconduct in Apple patent trial. Judge denies Fox injunction against Dish’s ad-skipping DVR. Google infringes old Lycos search [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On November 5, 2012 By Brandon Trout

Election 2012 – where do the candidates stand on technology issues? FTC is in favor of suing Google for antitrust violations. Cell phone donations have increased their impact in the Presidential Race. Contrary to many internet stories, Apple’s court loss in Mexico does not prevent [...]

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