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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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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. [...]Continue Reading →
On June 25, 2013 By John Lomascolo June 26, 2013
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. [...]Continue Reading →
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. [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
On May 24, 2013 By Stewart Bohan May 24, 2013
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