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On February 16, 2017 By dpaulson February 16, 2017
Since this past August, the Department of Justice has been locked in a battle with music licensors over the concept of fractional licensing. As the DOJ recalibrates under Jeff Sessions, it is unclear whether it will continue the fight that the Obama administration picked with many established music industry interests.
In August 2016, the Department [...]Continue Reading →
Hillary Clinton apologized last week for using a private email address and server during her time as secretary of state. In an interview with David Muir of ABC News, Clinton stated, “That was a mistake. I’m sorry about that. I take responsibility.” Clinton’s apology came after months of denying any wrongdoing.
As [...]Continue Reading →
On February 4, 2015 By Daniel Rheiner February 2, 2015
Last year, when Comcast announced its plan to purchase Time Warner Cable, the deal came under heavy scrutiny from consumer advocates. Senator Al Franken of Minnesota, one of the Senate’s most liberal members, called the proposed deal “a disaster.” In a letter to the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and the [...]Continue Reading →
On January 27, 2015 By Lorraine Baer January 27, 2015
Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System has been getting a lot of media attention lately. Unfortunately, the coverage hasn’t totally been focused on reliable and affordable clean energy.
The facility, located in the Mojave Desert, is the largest solar “power tower” system in the world. Among its advertised benefits, the company’s website promises to avoid [...]Continue Reading →
On September 2, 2014 By William Healy September 2, 2014
Netflix has been one of the most vocal opponents of the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Just this week the streaming company filed a Petition to Deny with the FCC which formally asks the government to block the deal.
Netflix argues that if the two cable companies [...]Continue Reading →
Over the last several months the high profile merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable has been a major point of interest for analysts, commentators, and consumers of digital entertainment. Currently the primary potential hurdle left for the deal’s completion is regulatory approval with the Department of Justice. Critics argue that this [...]Continue Reading →
In early 2009, Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff couldn’t take it anymore. After he watched the Utah Utes football program go undefeated in the regular season for the second time in five years, he believed that the Utes deserved a place in the NCAA’s BCS title game. However, just like in 2004, the Utes [...]Continue Reading →
On August 25, 2010 By Jesse Bland August 23, 2010
Apparently, federal prosecutors have nothing worthwhile to do with their time, a fact evidenced by the recent indictment of Roger Clemens. Last Thursday, a federal grand jury indicted the ex-MLB ace on a total of six counts, including two charges of federal perjury, three charges of making false statements, and one [...]Continue Reading →
Reminiscent of music industry tycoons, producers of “The Hurt Locker” sue BitTorrent users for illegal downloading of the film.
Gary McKinnon, computer hacker that breached Department of Defense and NASA websites, fights extradition to the United States.
Woman’s war against Adobe demonstrates the advantages of Continue Reading →
Privacy protection for electronic communications has been a subject of debate for some time now, so it should come as no surprise that the government continues to make controversial attempts to obtain private email communications. A recent legal controversy between Yahoo! and the Department of Justice illustrates just how far the government can go in [...]Continue Reading →
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