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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

ESPN vs. Deadspin

On November 3, 2009 By Mark Donnell

ESPN baseball analyst and former NY Mets GM Steve Phillips was recently fired by the network after the NY Post ran a story exposing him for an extramarital affair with a 22-year old production manager and coworker named Brooke Hundley. Apparently things got ugly for Phillips after he tried to break it off [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On September 20, 2009 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Ukrainian law prohibiting unmarried couples from adopting children bars Elton John and longtime partner David Furnish from adopting 14-month-old, HIV-stricken child.

PCs and iPhones with text-to-speech applications for speech-impaired denied coverage by Medicare and private health insurers due to other non-medical uses.

Delaware appeals [...]

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$15 Million Anonymity

On August 27, 2009 By JETLaw

Rosemary Port, the previously anonymous author of a blog entitled “Skanks in NYC,” recently announced her intent to file a $15 million lawsuit against Google for revealing her identity. Google, as the provider of the blog, was required to identify the blogger pursuant to an order by a New York state [...]

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