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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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In the past decade, the information distribution channels for music have changed dramatically. Not only has it largely moved from radio and print to online sources, but many audioblogs have formed to cover various niches according to the individual tastes of bloggers. This democratization of music criticism has been popular with listeners, as [...]

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JETL Symposium Video Now Available

On November 3, 2009 By JETLaw

Video footage from the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law’s annual symposium entitled Drawing Lines in the Digital Age: Copyright, Fair Use, and Derivative Works is now available here. Thanks to all who attended!

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The video is also available from [...]

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Treading the Line: Fair & Derivative Uses

On October 30, 2009 By JETLaw

On Friday, October 23, the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law held its annual symposium. This year’s symposium was entitled Drawing Lines in the Digital Age: Copyright, Fair Use, and Derivative Works. The symposium covered a variety of topics related to digital copyright, but the focus was on exploring the intersection of [...]

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The Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law recently released its latest issue containing 11 articles on virtual worlds and user-generated content. Below are the abstracts from three of those articles: A First Amendment of Second Life: What Virtual Worlds Mean for the Law of Video Games, by Marc Jonathan Blitz; The Magic [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On September 13, 2009 By JETLaw

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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Monday Morning JetLawg

On August 16, 2009 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Heidi Klum leaves jewelry making business after lawsuit filed by Van Cleef & Arpels.

Ralph Lauren faces lawsuit from Lifeguard Licensing Corp. over “Lifeguard” tee-shirt line.

Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino admits to affair with extortionist and payment of $3,000 for abortion.


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On Monday, the United States Supreme Court denied certiorari in Cable News Network, Inc. v. CSC Holdings, Inc. Plaintiffs, including major networks such as NBC, CBS, FOX, Disney and Paramount, appealed from a Second Circuit decision overturning an injunction against Cablevision’s proposed “remote-storage DVR,” which allows [...]

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Fairey Case to be Instructive on Fair Use

On March 26, 2009 By JETLaw

It is well known by now that Shepard Fairey, creator of the ubiquitous “Hope” poster of then-candidate Barack Obama, is locked in a copyright infringement lawsuit with the Associated Press (AP) over the poster. In an interesting series of events, Fairey and his counsel at the Stanford Fair Use Project sued the AP first. After [...]

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Family Guy's Legal Dreams Come True Again

On March 18, 2009 By JETLaw

The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed Bourne Co.’s (“Bourne”) copyright infringement lawsuit against the creators of the hit television show Family Guy on March 16, 2009.

On October 3, 2007, Bourne, owner of the song “When You Wish Upon a Star” made famous in [...]

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