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On September 30th, eBay announced that it will adopt a new business strategy—break up the company by spinning off PayPal.  This comes six months after one of eBay’s investors, Carl Icahn, first suggested this strategic move.  After the breakup is complete, PayPal will be a separate publicly traded company, free to [...]

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Amid the backdrop of last week’s People’s Climate March and the UN Climate Change Summit, tech giants Facebook and Google have cut ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). The companies cite the lobbying group’s stance on climate change–i.e., denial–as the reason.

ALEC is a Koch-funded, right-wing think tank [...]

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He’s Back!

On March 14, 2014 By Richard Saunders

It appears no one is safe from Carl Icahn, not even Silicon Valley.

The infamous activist investor is at it again, and this time eBay is the object of his disaffection.  In what has become a very public battle over recent weeks, Icahn has described eBay’s Chief Executive, John Donahoe, as [...]

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Zimmerman on Art

On January 29, 2014 By Veronica Gordon

George Zimmerman has embarked on a new venture. Since being acquitted of second-degree murder in the much-publicized Trayvon Martin case last year, he has taken to painting.

His first painting, of a waving blue American flag with “God, One Nation, With Liberty And Justice For All” stamped across it, sold on eBay last month [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On August 30, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

Question of federal government’s power to protect American families from profane television moves closer to Supreme Court as FCC appeals TV indecency ruling.

U.S. District Judge William Bertelsmen orders gossip blog TheDirty.com to pay $11 million to professional cheerleader in defamation suit.

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On May 10, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

FCC gives Hollywood the green light to deactivate PCs and individual home theaters that show pirated movies.

9th Circuit will decide if First Sale Doctrine excuses eBay sales of record labels’ promotional CDs on eBay.

“Tell-All” generation rethinks privacy issues on Facebook as they enter [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On October 4, 2009 By JETLaw

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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Skype Facing Legal Troubles

On August 14, 2009 By Rachel Perkins

Skype has quickly become an Internet phenomenon, appealing to a broad variety of customers with its instant messaging, video chat, and phone services. (I personally became a fan during my study abroad with the Vanderbilt in Venice summer program.) For the uninitiated, Skype allows you to make [...]

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The Controversy Never Ends Near the Grassy Knoll

On February 27, 2009 By JETLaw

Oliver Stone has nothing on this drama-– and it’s all because of eBay. It turns out that who killed Kennedy isn’t the only issue surrounding the assassination that is still being debated today. This week, a Texas judge delayed the trial which will determine who owns the window from which Lee Harvey Oswald [...]

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In July 2008, the Southern District of New York ruled that eBay could not be held liable for direct or contributory trademark infringement or dilution in a suit brought by retailer Tiffany & Co. Tiffany had argued that eBay should be liable for trademark infringement because it allowed counterfeit Tiffany items [...]

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