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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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Cheating the Game or Cheating the Company

On February 12, 2013 By Hunter Branstetter

For the generation that grew up with console games, cheats are part of the videogame experience.  Whether through codes intentionally written into the game (such as the famous Konami code in the image above), third-party devices like a GameGenie or GameShark, or  exploiting glitches and bugs, players have found ways to change the [...]

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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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Baby Got… A License

On January 30, 2013 By Caitlin Angelette

Confession time: I am a total sucker for acoustic covers of non-acoustic songs. Obadiah Parker’s cover of “Hey Ya” by OutKast is life-changing. If you’ve never heard it, seek it out from a legal source and enjoy. I’ll wait.

Welcome back. Now clearly, Obadiah Parker created his brilliant version legally through a license. He arranged [...]

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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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University of Missouri-Columbia students will no longer be able to admire ‘Tiger Spot,’ the extremely large and beautiful mosaic of a tiger’s face that graced the front of Ellis Library on the University of Missouri campus for the past decade.  The mosaic, which was created by artist Paul Jackson in 2001 and which [...]

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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 26, 2012 By Brandon Trout

Apple forced to disclose details of patent settlement with HTC. US patent chief to software patent critics: “Give it a rest.” Several governments raise objections to new top-level domain names, including .wtf, .islam, and .baby. Student suspended for refusing to wear school’s RFID chip. Can [...]

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