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Kickstart My Art

On September 17, 2013 By Jeffrey W. Sheehan

This summer, Martha Ingram saved Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center from a looming bankruptcy. Now, the symphony that calls the Schermerhorn home is seeking out a new patron to “be a part of the experience” of recording three works by composer Joan Tower. You are that patron. The Symphony is one of [...]

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The Future of TV-over-Internet Services

On September 13, 2013 By Brenan Salgado

As people look for more and more ways to control their consumption of broadcast television, new avenues open up for companies that do not create their own content. One such avenue, TV-over-internet, capitalizes on free, over-the-air television by capturing and relaying it to users over the internet. This provides users with more control over how [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On July 29, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

Thanks to our authors from the class of 2014 for a great summer full of analysis! We covered a wide range of legal issues in the areas of entertainment and technology. Check our blog archive for the full coverage.

Fox loses its appeal for an injunction to block Dish Networks’ commercial-skipping [...]

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Working for Free?

On July 10, 2013 By Emily Green

Following a landmark case that found Fox Searchlight’s unpaid interns were actually employees under the definitions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and New York Labor Laws (NYLL), Hollywood now faces many similarly situated “unpaid interns” headed to court for justice.

Most recently, two former interns who worked for MSNBC’s Saturday Night Live [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On July 8, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

Le Monde claims France has its own NSA-style spy program, collecting much of the same kind of data. Its legality is unclear: the paper calls the effort “a-legal” and “beyond any serious control.” [H/T Orin Kerr] Apple trademarks iWatch, looks set to join the smartwatch game. [...]

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A “black swan event” is one that comes as a surprise and has a significant effect.  An “intern” is often defined as a student or graduate undergoing some type of supervised training or work.  What is not included in the dictionary definition, however, is that they are–more often than not–unpaid. [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On June 17, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

In the Ninth Circuit, Google argues that the Wiretap Act does not prohibit interception of unencrypted wireless transmissions. The Supreme Court unanimously rules in Myriad that isolated DNA is not patentable, while cDNA is. [H/T PatentlyO; SCOTUSBlog] Monsanto keeps farmers who were worried about inadvertent infringement out of court. [...]

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Behind the Lines Productions, in an attempt to feed off of the wildly successful “Twilight” movie franchise, created a parody film, “Twiharder.” The brooding Edward Cullen is now Bedford Mullen, while Bella Swan becomes Stella Pond. The trailer, which can be viewed here, highlights the movie’s attempts to poke fun at Kristen Stewart’s [...]

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Aereo Plans Aggressive Expansion

On June 4, 2013 By Brooke McLeod

 

Invigorated by its win in April, Aereo has filed for summary judgment in the case that examines the legality of its services in addition to filing suit against broadcasters that have been trying to halt its growth outside of the New York market.

Aereo is a technology company, currently limited to the New [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On June 3, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

Oprah Winfrey must once again defend her use of “Own Your Power.” JETLaw contributor and Senior Publications Editor Jonathan Hoffman analyzes the case here (forthcoming). Team Antitrust and Team IP duke it out: the makers of a Twilight parody film allege anticompetitive conduct against Lionsgate Google wins yet another [...]

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