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I had originally planned on making this a video post. I thought it might be interesting to discuss how media portrayals of crime have changed, using a video of Rockstar Game’s Grand Theft Auto V to ground my commentary. However, when I uploaded the video to YouTube, it got flagged for copyright [...]

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When a mysterious “Pottermore” website appeared online with a countdown clock, Harry Potter fans were soon abuzz with excitement over what J.K. Rowling might have in store.  After days of speculation surrounding the purpose of the site, with guesses ranging from additional books in the series to an online role-playing game, J.K [...]

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Will the iPad Kill the Publishing Star?

On May 18, 2010 By Michael Quinlan

The advent of new technology almost inevitably brings pronouncements of existing technology’s death. We have all heard that “Video Killed the Radio Star,” Napster killed the recording industry, and DVRs are killing advertising. Now add to this mix, a new murderer: Apple’s iPad.

One of the many features touted [...]

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Amazon.com Kindles Big Brother Fears

On July 30, 2009 By JETLaw

In case you were recently persuaded to abandon conspiracy theories involving Obama’s birthplace or the moon landing only to find that your new wisdom has left a paranoia-shaped void in your life, here’s a new reason to think Big Brother is out to get you. Amazon.com recently [...]

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FTC Beginning to Notice Problems with DRM

On March 30, 2009 By JETLaw

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently hosted a workshop in Seattle that dealt with how digital rights management (DRM) has affected consumers of products ranging from music, to movies, to video games. While the workshop did not produce new regulations, individuals and organizations representing the various [...]

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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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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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