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Monday Morning JETLawg

On September 13, 2010 By JETLaw

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Hollywood trade newspaper, Daily Variety, may regret suing popular punk rock band that has former entertainment lawyer, Joe Escalante, for a bassist.

Federal judge delays sentencing for a second former University of Kansas athletics official so he can help prosecutors investigate a $1 million ticket scalping scandal.

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On September 6, 2010 By JETLaw

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Class-action plaintiffs claim Disney stiffed highly-paid financial analysts on overtime pay.

Laws governing sports agents under fire for repeated failure to enforce its provisions.

Facebook’s new location-based service “Places” gets mixed reviews from users regarding privacy implications.

Activision comes under fire in California for Continue Reading

Jurors Oversharing on Facebook

On September 2, 2010 By Lauren Gregory

When twenty year-old Michigan resident Hadley Jons logged onto Facebook a during a break from jury duty and saw the familiar “What’s on your mind?” prompt, she didn’t hesitate to answer: “[A]ctually excited for jury duty tomorrow,” she wrote on August 11. “It’s gonna be fun to tell the defendant they’re GUILTY.”

Now Jons is [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On August 30, 2010 By JETLaw

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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 July 26, 2010 By JETLaw

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Michigan woman faces murder charges from a Facebook feud that ended in tragedy.

House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank’s drive to establish a licensing and regulation system for Internet gambling still faces resistance.

70,000 blogs unexpectedly shut down by unidentified law enforcement agency.

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The most popular social-networking website just hit a major milestone: 500 million users. It celebrated this milestone by launching a new application, Facebook Stories. Few people would disagree that Facebook has come a long way since its humble beginnings. I remember joining back when membership was limited to people with valid [...]

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Cyber-Threatened Tween Could Go for IIED Gold

On July 22, 2010 By JETLaw

Until a few days ago, not many people over the age of fifteen had heard of Jessi Slaughter (an alias). An eleven-year-old girl who frequently posted videos of herself engaging in colorful rants, Jessi was a bit of a celebrity among tweens on the Internet. After someone posted on a tween website, claiming [...]

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By now most have been warned of the dangers of posting sensitive or private information on social network sites. But this past Monday, July 12, 2010, National Public Radio (NPR) ran a story detailing the latest risk faced by users of Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, and the like. Collection agencies are using social networking [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg…

On June 21, 2010 By JETLaw

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Swedish officials arrest three for suspected copyright infringement due to use of massive piracy servers.

HTC issues Cease & Desist Order to hackers for cooked ROM and fraudulent use of its intellectual property.

IBM’s Supercomputer, “Watson,” to compete against humans on Jeopardy! for the intellectual [...]

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Despite the efforts of Quit Facebook Day, social networking sites are wildly popular. Sites like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and MySpace are increasingly utilized by twenty-somethings that are now entering the workforce. Unfortunately, a large portion of these users are unaware that they are one “I Hate My Job” post away from becoming unemployed. [...]

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