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Hacking the Legal Profession

On August 29, 2013 By Zac Parsons

Hackers are coming after the legal profession. Run! Hide! Or join them?

The term ‘hacker’ is being used in a growing numbers of circles, and not in reference to some sort of scene from a movie about a coder (or group of coders) accessing data without authorization. This new connotation of [...]

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Open Access to Artwork

On June 26, 2013 By Avery VanPelt

A basic Google search for a famous piece of artwork, such as van Gogh’s “The Starry Night,” will almost always turn up dozens of images of the piece–often from poster retailers offering buyers a print of the artwork for $15. Occasionally, you might find an image of the artwork on [...]

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Redefining the Birthday Suit

On June 20, 2013 By Caitlin Buckstaff

Ever wonder why restaurants sing their own versions of “Happy Birthday” or why you rarely see “Happy Birthday” sung by characters in a movie or TV series? The reason: they could be fined $150,000 for unauthorized use of the song . . . at least, that is what Warner Music Group [...]

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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 network for [...]

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