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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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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. [...]Continue Reading →
On March 1, 2010 By JETLaw March 1, 2010
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 [...]Continue Reading →
On February 23, 2010 By JETLaw February 23, 2010
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 [...]Continue Reading →
On December 9, 2009 By JETLaw December 9, 2009
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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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 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 [...]Continue Reading →
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