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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 [...]

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Several days ago, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously to approve the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA), a bill that would allow the Justice Department to use an expedited process to shut down websites that primarily provide access to counterfeit goods or copyrighted material [...]

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Holy Justice Batman!

On November 25, 2010 By Alexandra Pichette

The Justice League of America enjoyed some American Justice on November 17, 2010, when District Court Judge Dean D. Pregerson issued a preliminary injunction preventing the City of Los Angeles from selectively removing costumed superheroes from the street in contravention of their First Amendment Rights.

The street performers in question regularly dress as [...]

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Monday Morning JETLaw

On November 22, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

LiveNation sues former CEO for $5 million over dispute involving contract and use of 360 Deals.

Famous Hollywood Boulevard Superheros back on the street after federal judge rules First Amendment protects their activity.

Senate approves legislation that allows domain-name seizure for websites pirating copyrighted [...]

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As the world is realizing, and as a top-grossing movie recently highlighted, Facebook is an Internet giant. With over half a billion users and advertising revenue figures that reach the billions, it is a powerhouse that other sites want to emulate. . .or at least mock. In response to Facebook’s growing popularity, Lamebook [...]

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Yesterday the Supreme Court heard opening oral arguments in the case of Schwarzenegger v. The Entertainment Merchants Association and Entertainment Software Association, a case that could decide the legal status of video games.

The California law at issue would levy fines against retailers who rent or sell video games depicting “especially heinous, cruel, or depraved violence, such [...]

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Music on the Campaign Trail

On June 9, 2010 By Donna Baldry

It seems politicians should have learned by now not to use music in their political campaigns without getting permission from the artist. However, legendary power trio, Rush, are the latest in a long line of musicians taking legal action against political candidates for alleged copyright infringement. Rush are upset that Rand Paul, [...]

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Whether we like it or not, video games have become an undeniable force in our world. Gone (mostly) are the days where I find an afternoon wasted on NBA Jam or Mario Kart, but I also realize that the N64 I purchased in seventh grade with birthday money is unlikely to be the last console I ever [...]

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Well, it finally happened. America’s second-oldest institution for higher education has decided on its mascot. The College of William & Mary, founded by King William III and Queen Mary II of England in 1693, has once again changed its mascot. The winner . . . (drum roll please) . . . a “ Continue Reading

Monday Morning JetLawg

On March 28, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

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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