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Monday Morning JetLawg

On October 4, 2009 By

In the news . . .

CBS receiving criticism for lack of homosexual characters on scripted shows. And in the late-night realm, David Letterman sex-scandal/extortion plot getting even more attention.

The verdict is in: Americans don’t like being tracked online.

Federal employees barred from TWD, […]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On September 13, 2009 By

In the news . . .

Flickr alters its DMCA policy to preserve more user information.

Microsoft-Yahoo deal faces antitrust scrutiny.

In consideration of Monica Seles attack, U.S. Open boosts security after another player-fan incident.

Lawyer who leaked BALCO information released from prison after serving […]

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Another iPhone App Banned from the App Store

On May 26, 2009 By

Apple recently banned an e-book reading application called Eucalyptus from the iPhone app store. Eucalyptus doesn’t actually contain any books, but it allows users to retrieve classic books in the public domain from Project Gutenberg. Apple banned the seemingly harmless app because one of the books archived at Project Gutenberg and therefore retrievable […]

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Electronic Arts' Online Battle Over DRM

On December 11, 2008 By

A battle has long been underway in the virtual world; rights holders such as video game producer Electronic Arts (EA) want to protect their proprietary software to the greatest extent possible while end-users playing the games often find the means of protection, commonly known as Digital Rights Management (DRM) to be overly restrictive. DRM […]

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The first Gen-X’er to be elected to the nation’s highest office, President-elect Barack Obama may be the most wired-in president ever. Among the many priorities on Obama’s To-Do list when he takes office this January, technology concerns will be paramount. Trading in his Continue Reading

Who is the Nanny?

On October 17, 2008 By

As technology continues to advance, copyright owners must continue to be ever vigilant for new avenues of infringement. The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) recently filed suit against RealNetworks, Inc., the creator of the RealDVD software, seeking an injunction to prevent this software from being distributed. The suit is based […]

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A New Look at Repeat Offenders and the DMCA

On October 7, 2008 By

Here’s a common Web 2.0 model: a company creates an online presence promoting user generated content. Before long, the majority of the content generated by users is copyrighted material. If there’s copyright infringement here, who’s liable? The user? The company? The Internet service provider that makes it all possible?

In Veoh v. IO […]

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DMCA: Like Taking Music From a Baby

On July 20, 2008 By


Most of you have probably already seen the above video by now. After all, if there’s one thing that Ally McBeal taught us, it’s that there’s nothing better than a dancing baby–at least if that baby is dancing to legally licensed music. Hear that song in the background? It’s Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy,” and […]

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Privacy and YouTube

On July 15, 2008 By

A federal judge recently ordered Google to turn over to Viacom all of YouTube’s viewers’ records, which not only include every video ever watched but also YouTube viewer’s log-in names and IP addresses.  The judge also granted a motion for a protective order to safeguard Google’s search code, characterizing it as a trade secret.  The […]

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