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On October 7, 2011 By Michael Walker October 6, 2011
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments on the much-awaited Golan v. Holder, a case that asks whether Congress may seize works from the public domain and restore their copyright protection.
At issue in Golan is the constitutionality of Section 514 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act [...]Continue Reading →
On September 16, 2011 By Marina Visan September 15, 2011
After the vast publicity surrounding the suicides of cyberbullying victims, such as Phoebe Prince and Tyler Clementi, legislators began focusing on solving this problem and deterring future occurrences of these devastating tragedies. They believed the solution to be in the form of cyberbullying laws, which could make online statements subject to academic [...]Continue Reading →
On September 8, 2011 By Nadia Mozaffar September 7, 2011
Last month I blogged about Missouri’s Amy Hestir Student Protection Act, a law which prohibits private communications between teachers and students on social media websites. Several readers shared their concerns about the vagueness and breadth of the Act in the comments. It seemed that the law was clearly running afoul of several Constitutional provisions. [...]Continue Reading →
On August 31, 2011 By Whitney Boshers August 29, 2011
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Ubisoft’s “Call of Juarez: The Cartel” has once again sparked debate over violent video games, but this time there’s a twist: players get to participate in a bloody street war that is actually occurring in their own backyard. The controversy surrounding the game is not only based on its glorification [...]Continue Reading →
In the news. . .
J.R.R. Tolkien estate threatens lawsuit over upcoming book featuring Tolkien as a character.
Literary “scout” sues over right to be paid for discovering “Twilight.”
Boarders bankruptcy petition lists creditors that include Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group.
Congress wants to shut down “rogue” [...]Continue Reading →
To foster a free and independent press, most states protect the confidentiality of a journalist’s sources through “shield” laws. When these statutes were drafted decades ago, they had “journalists” of traditional media outlets in mind. But in the information age, is a blogger a “journalist”?Continue Reading →
On February 15, 2011 By Jesse Bland February 15, 2011
Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder is angry. No, not about the fact that the Redskins have a losing record under his ownership. No, not about the Donovan McNabb deal that went south. Not even about the Albert Haynesworth fiasco. What’s really got Snyder up in arms is a local paper’s criticisms [...]Continue Reading →
In the news. . .
The King’s Speech involved with American Humane Society over impermissible use of their trademarked phrase “No animals were harmed” during the film’s credits.
The Future of Music Coalition kicks off new study to determine all the ways musicians can generate revenue in today’s music landscape.
Court [...]Continue Reading →
Amid growing protests of President Mubarak’s thirty-year autocratic rule, the Egyptian government has shut down the nation’s Internet and wireless networks, as well as stripped Al Jazeera of its broadcasting license and press cards. The President’s presumed goal is to abate protest organizations’ recruitment and assembly efforts via social websites and to limit [...]Continue Reading →
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