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On Tuesday, January 10, the Supreme Court heard a case regarding the Federal Communication Commision (FCC) and its regulations preventing networks from airing indecent programming or profane language. The Supreme Court seemed to side with the FCC but will not issue a final opinion until July.

This is actually the second time [...]

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House Republicans voted to prevent [subscription required] the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from implementing new rules intended to regulate Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Specifically, the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, by a 15-8 vote along party lines, approved a measure that would invalidate FCC net neutrality rules intended to give the agency the [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On January 24, 2011 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

Legal fight over song from “The Fighter” causes trouble for CBS, Beck, the NFL, and Busta Rhymes, among others.

Originally proposed by the telecommunications giant, Verizon now opposes FCC’s net neutrality rules.

IFPI music report sheds new light on impact piracy has on recording [...]

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On January 18th the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) gave Comcast, the country’s largest cable company, the green-light to take over NBC Universal. Comcast already owns a handful of cable channels, including E! Entertainment and the Golf Channel. However, through its acquisition of a fifty-one percent stake in [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On January 10, 2011 By JETLaw

In the news…

California passes new law making it illegal to impersonate celebrities, pushing limits of both trademark and publicity rights protection.

After judge orders permanent injunction, LimeWire drags Amazon.com and Apple into legal battle — demanding accounts of possible backdoor dealings with record labels.

Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction still wound [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On October 11, 2010 By JETLaw

The Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest sympathies to the friends and family of Vanderbilt Law Professor Richard Nagareda. Professor Nagareda passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 8, 2010.  He was an outstanding professor and wonderful friend to many, and touched many lives during [...]

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently requested more information concerning Comcast’s plans to purchase a fifty-one percent interest in NBC Universal from General Electric Co.

The information request has a potential to delay the $28 billion dollar deal, although Sena Fitzmaurice — Comcast’s VP of Government Communications — stated that the company still [...]

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The Washington Post reported late last week that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently changed its consumer guidance on cell phone purchases to no longer suggest that consumers concerned about cancer buy cellphones with lower radiation emissions. The change was revealed on a consumer factsheet entitled, “SAR For Cell Phones: What [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On September 27, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

Hallmark settles lawsuit with Paris Hilton for “That’s Hot” greeting card the celebrity claimed infringed her trademarked catch phrase and publicity rights.

District court rules films Disturbia and Rear Window not substantially similar, and grants summary judgment for Speilberg in copyright infringement suit.

Supreme Court requests response from [...]

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T-Mobile Plays Gatekeeper, Gets Sued

On September 21, 2010 By Whitney Boshers

May a mobile carrier legally block the transmission of certain text messages to its subscribers because of an objection to the content of only a portion of those texts? EZ Texting, a mobile marketing company who filed suit against T-Mobile last Friday, is hoping a federal court will respond with an [...]

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