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As I sit here a few hours before my beloved Green Bay Packers face our hated rivals — the Chicago Bears — for the right to play in Super Bowl XLV, I am struck at the thought of what will happen after the season ends and all the teams are finished. If you have been [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
On January 21, 2011 By Joanna Barry January 19, 2011
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 [...]Continue Reading →
On January 20, 2011 By Michael Quinlan January 19, 2011
Two hackers, Daniel Spitler and Andrew Auernheimer, credited with obtaining the email addresses of over 100,000 iPad 3G owners from a loophole in the AT&T website were both arrested yesterday by federal officials. The complaint charges Spitler and Auernheimer, who went by the online aliases “JacksonBrown” and “weev,” with [...]Continue Reading →
In the news. . .
Estate of superstar Bette Davis sues Los Angeles clothing store for dress it claims violates the actress’s publicity rights.
Copyright issues still unresolved in the Barack Obama “HOPE” Image controversy.
RapidShare, named as a contributor to digital piracy by a MarkMonitor report, has threatened [...]Continue Reading →
On January 13, 2011 By Joe Cesta January 11, 2011
It’s that time of year again, when Southern pride swells after the SEC claims another BCS National Championship, this time as a result of Auburn’s 22-19 victory over the Oregon Ducks on Monday night. Fans of other conferences can look forward to another year of the grating sounds of those incessant “SEC! SEC! [...]Continue Reading →
On January 12, 2011 By Christina Santana January 10, 2011
A new California law has gone into effect, which imposes criminal liability on:
any person who knowingly and without consent credibly impersonates another person through or on an Internet Web site or by other electronic means for purposes of harming, intimidating, threatening, or defrauding another person.
Any person found guilty of [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
On December 3, 2010 By Carolina Blanco December 1, 2010
On November 30, 2010, the Kardashian sisters terminated their licensing agreement with MasterCard for the “Kardashian Kard” after only three weeks–the card was launched on November 9, 2010–due to the negative publicity surrounding the card’s high fees. The Kardashian-endorsed prepaid debit card targeted teens as young as sixteen years-old, and allowed parents to monitor and [...]Continue Reading →
In the news. . .
Warner Bros. pushes boundaries of trademark law by seeking to protect everything related to Harry Potter‘s “Quidditch,” including lingerie.
Television networks draw first blood against Filmon.com’s Internet streaming service for movies and television by getting temporary restraining order.
EMI seeks to bar non-profit legal rights group [...]Continue Reading →
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