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Monday Morning JetLawg

On January 11, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

New Orleans Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees weighs in on the Supreme Court’s upcoming hearing in American Needle v. NFL.

NBA Commissioner David Stern hands down indefinite suspension for the Wizards’ Gilbert Arenas amidst gun investigation. Meanwhile, one University of Tennessee player involved in drug and firearms [...]

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Hell hath no fury like a Gator scorned. Last week, Fox Broadcasting Company threatened to drop its signal from Time Warner Cable and Bright House on the eve of some of the nation’s most anticipated college bowl games. Even members of Congress and the FTC were urged to get involved. Happily, [...]

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Below is the Note abstract for Dr. Strange-rating or: How I Learned that the Motion Picture Association of America’s Film Rating System Constitutes False Advertising, coming to you soon in Volume 12, No. 1 of the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law.

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), a trade association whose members include film [...]

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Your Baby is No Einstein

On October 28, 2009 By Theresa Weisenberger

Disney’s Baby Einstein, the wildly popular brand of DVDs, CDs, and toys designed for infants, has been making headlines with its new refund program for DVDs purchased between June 5, 2004 and September 4, 2009. Protesters of Baby Einstein see this as Disney’s admission that the DVDs do not, in fact, make your [...]

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FTC Requiring Bloggers to Reveal Perks

On October 19, 2009 By Megan Bibb

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) plans to punish bloggers who fail to disclose to readers their relationship with advertisers. The FTC has issued 81 pages of guidelines meant to inspire fair and transparent product reviews online. Bloggers who choose to ignore the new guidelines could face a range of penalties from a strongly-worded [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On October 18, 2009 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

In yet another Missouri cyber-bullying incident, teenager arrested for threatening website.

TLC claims breach of contract against Jon Gosselin for stopping production of Jon & Kate Plus 8.

New FTC guidelines threaten to fine bloggers who fail to disclose relationships with advertisers.

Federal [...]

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Waging War: Online Tracking vs. Right of Privacy

On October 12, 2009 By JETLaw

Recently, professors from the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Pennsylvania introduced a new survey evaluating consumers’ feelings regarding online tracking. As it turns out, almost two-thirds of those polled oppose online tracking by advertisers. Specifically the survey polled over 1,000 adult Internet users in the context [...]

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Web privacy has been an important issue since the Internet came into being, but in the past few months the topic has been thrust into the national spotlight. The newfound prominence of web privacy issues has come largely from a bill being drafted by Congressman Rick Boucher, a Virginia Democrat who [...]

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Bloggers Beware

On June 24, 2009 By JETLaw

With over 12 million American adults maintaining a blog, over 15 million active blogs, and an estimated Internet audience of 188.9 million, the popularity of blogs is undeniable. Bloggers clearly command a large, worldwide audience and their potential for reaching millions of people has not gone unnoticed. Companies have [...]

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FTC Beginning to Notice Problems with DRM

On March 30, 2009 By JETLaw

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently hosted a workshop in Seattle that dealt with how digital rights management (DRM) has affected consumers of products ranging from music, to movies, to video games. While the workshop did not produce new regulations, individuals and organizations representing the various [...]

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