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Monday Morning JETLawg

On August 23, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

“Innocent Infringer” defense under copyright law may be put to the test as P2P user appeals to the Supreme Court.

Twitter diet helps woman lose twenty-five pounds.

Judge clears Google and Yahoo Argentina of defamation charges for including sex-related web sites in the search results of [...]

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Cyber-Threatened Tween Could Go for IIED Gold

On July 22, 2010 By JETLaw

Until a few days ago, not many people over the age of fifteen had heard of Jessi Slaughter (an alias). An eleven-year-old girl who frequently posted videos of herself engaging in colorful rants, Jessi was a bit of a celebrity among tweens on the Internet. After someone posted on a tween website, claiming [...]

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Oops . . . They Did It Again

On June 18, 2010 By Lauren Jacques

Oops…they did it again. The Spears family (a.k.a. the consanguine of pop icon Ms. Britney Spears) has landed itself back in court, and back in the national news headlines this week. Cleverly coined “Britneygate,” the oh-so-entertaining dispute between Britney Spears’ mother, Lynne, and Britney’s ex-manager, Sam Lufti, is now set to play out in [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On April 4, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Major Internet players and civil liberties groups form Digital Due Process coalition to update privacy laws.

As sign of what’s to come, U.S. Copyright Group launches attack on movie downloaders.

Former legislator and filmmaker sues HBO and Cinemax for giving false credit to soft-core porno.


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On March 15, a federal district judge in Pennsylvania held that defamation claims against media mogul Oprah Winfrey could proceed to trial. The plaintiff, Larato Mzamane, is the former headmistress of Oprah’s Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa. She has sued Oprah for defamation, false light, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. [...]

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Imagine the following scenario: A group of students harasses another student who is autistic. The group videotapes its bullying behavior of the student. Someone decides to upload the video to the Internet. After receiving complaints, the website hosting the video immediately removes it. Has a crime been committed?

While most may agree that the actions [...]

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Student Can Sue Principal for Suspension over Facebook

On February 23, 2010 By JETLaw

A high school student was suspended for creating a Facebook page critical of one of her teachers and was subsequently suspended. She then sued her principal for violating her First Amendment rights, and recently, Magistrate Judge Barry L. Garber denied the principal’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit and rejected his claims for qualified [...]

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This Just In: Tiger Woods, Still Better at Golf Than You

On December 9, 2009 By JETLaw

In case you have been living under a rock (or in the library like my classmates and myself), Tiger Woods has been caught having an extramarital affair with another woman. Since the story broke a few days ago by National Enquirer, there has been a media storm of coverage. Here’s a link to [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On December 6, 2009 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Sprint providing law enforcement with subscribers GPS information.

Is Wikipedia becoming an oligarchy?

Disabled mayor prepared to bring ADA claim against Disney World for treatment over four-wheeled iBOT at Magic Kingdom. German tourist arrested at same park for making security [...]

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For the Love of a "Pure" Game?

On November 19, 2009 By Richard Jacques

Many people remember when the Tim Donaghy scandal broke during the summer of 2007, when the then-NBA referee resigned amidst allegations that he made calls either affecting the outcome of games or at least helping cover the spread both during the regular season and playoffs. After pleading guilty on federal charges, Continue Reading