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Monday Morning JetLawg

On March 28, 2010 By JETLaw

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If Sandra Bullock’s stable presence helped husband Jesse James obtain full custody of his daughter, what would divorce mean for young Sunny?

U.S. Cyber Command from Department of Defense ready to take over defense against cyberattacks.

File-sharing site Rapidshare attempts to legitimize its [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On March 21, 2010 By JETLaw

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Conservative man’s tweets regarding Obama assassination would receive no First Amendment protection.

Sony signs $200 million deal with Michael Jackson’s estate for ten projects over seven years.

Rapper DMX violates probation and gets six-month jail term.

Legal and ethical controversy raised by Virginia [...]

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While most bands presumably want their songs available on iTunes, last April Pink Floyd took the unusual step of suing its own record label (EMI) to prevent the online sale of individual tracks stripped from its original albums.

Of course, consumers generally favor the “a la carte” model, which [...]

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Stay tuned for Guerrilla Radio: Has the Time Come for a Full Performance Right in Sound Recordings in the Spring 2010 issue (Vol. 12, No. 2) of the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law. The abstract for the note is below:

Musicians and songwriters occupy a unique place in society as purveyors of composition and [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On March 8, 2010 By JETLaw

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New shape to the Internet on the way?

U.S. government continues task to bring Internet freedom to repressed countries. Meanwhile, recent amendment to British law may head the other direction.

Feud between Amazon and Apple over the Daily Deal.

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The Devil Listens to Nirvana . . .

On March 3, 2010 By JETLaw

This past summer, in only the second lawsuit of its kind to go to trial, Boston University graduate student Joel Tenenbaum was ordered to pay four record labels a total of $675,000 in damages for illegally downloading 30 songs and sharing them online. The decision came one day after the 25-year-old doctoral student [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On February 28, 2010 By JETLaw

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U.S. Copyright Czar launches public inquiry into how Americans think copyright infringement law can be improved.

FCC regulatory plan set to be launched soon has broadband providers on the defensive.

Costs associated with Tiger press conference will go to him, not taxpayers.

The end [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On February 22, 2010 By JETLaw

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New iPhone app brings reward to burglars and muggers. Commentators say this and other microblogging services could lead to rise in home insurance premiums.

Young German novelist claims “intertextuality,” not plagiarism, in face of praise-turned-criticism.

Department of Justice creates intellectual property task force to combat [...]

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On Friday, January 22, Judge Michael Davis reduced the jury award by ninety-seven percent in a case brought by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) against Minnesota mother Jammie Thomas-Rasset for copyright infringement of twenty-four songs obtained through illegal file sharing, calling the original fine “monstrous and shocking.” This case [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On January 25, 2010 By JETLaw

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Judge reduces jury verdict against Jammie Thomas-Rasset by 97%.

Pope encourages use of new media.

Severance packages, the Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction,” and Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog: Final week of The Tonight Show raises interesting contract and intellectual property issues.

Actress [...]

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