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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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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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Monday Morning JETLawg

On October 25, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

Canadian FCC slams DJ and radio station for implying Justin Bieber is gay.

Major networks block web programs from being viewed on Google TV.

Piracy domain seizure bill allowing government to blacklist piracy websites makes major strides in Congress.

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On September 13, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

Hollywood trade newspaper, Daily Variety, may regret suing popular punk rock band that has former entertainment lawyer, Joe Escalante, for a bassist.

Federal judge delays sentencing for a second former University of Kansas athletics official so he can help prosecutors investigate a $1 million ticket scalping scandal.

Writer [...]

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Student Can Sue Principal for Suspension over Facebook

On February 23, 2010 By JETLaw

A high school student was suspended for creating a Facebook page critical of one of her teachers and was subsequently suspended. She then sued her principal for violating her First Amendment rights, and recently, Magistrate Judge Barry L. Garber denied the principal’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit and rejected his claims for qualified [...]

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To Tweet or Not to Tweet?

On August 11, 2009 By JETLaw

Last Friday, San Diego Chargers cornerback Antonio Cromartie (or, in this case, crimetime31) logged onto Twitter to post his feelings about the food provided at the team’s training camp. He wrote, “Man we have 2 have the most nasty food of any team. Damn can [...]

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The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology in China today issued an order that all personal computers sold in China after July 1, 2009 must contain filtering software to prevent users from viewing “unhealthy” material on the Internet.

The new technology, called Green Dam Youth Escort, is intended to block pornographic content and Continue Reading

Youngsters who plan on celebrating the beginning of summer vacation by mocking their teachers on MySpace or Facebook would be wise to think twice, or they might be suspended in August for their summer antics. Two middle school students in Pennsylvania were suspended in two separate incidents for creating fake profiles of [...]

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Craigslist Prostitution Heyday is Over…Maybe

On May 17, 2009 By JETLaw

Earlier this week, Craigslist announced plans to eliminate its erotic services category, creating a new “adult services” category in its place. This announcement came just a month after the killing of a masseuse who advertised on Craigslist.

Craigslist plans to pre-screen the ads that are posted to its new adult services [...]

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Comic Book Collector Faces Obscenity Charges

On December 30, 2008 By JETLaw

Christopher Hadley, a comic book collector, currently faces up to 20 years in prison for possession of manga. Hadley’s collection, which police inspected after he received a shipment of books from Japan that the postal inspector thought contained objectionable content, contained some materials that the government deems “obscene” under the PROTECT Act (18 U.S.C. [...]

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