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Electronic Arts' Online Battle Over DRM

On December 11, 2008 By Brian Van Wyk

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 JETLaw

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 JETLaw

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?

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DMCA: Like Taking Music From a Baby

On July 20, 2008 By JETLaw

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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 JETLaw

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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