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I had originally planned on making this a video post. I thought it might be interesting to discuss how media portrayals of crime have changed, using a video of Rockstar Game’s Grand Theft Auto V to ground my commentary. However, when I uploaded the video to YouTube, it got flagged for copyright [...]

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Bitcoin security, Liberty Reserve money laundering, open source law and legal information, and tech industry

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Last week video game producer Electronic Arts Sports and the Collegiate Licensing Company reached a proposed settlement with the plaintiffs in the O’Bannon case.

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On September 23, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

Patent trolls, NSA, FTC, oh my!

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Kickstart My Art

On September 17, 2013 By Jeffrey W. Sheehan

This summer, Martha Ingram saved Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center from a looming bankruptcy. Now, the symphony that calls the Schermerhorn home is seeking out a new patron to “be a part of the experience” of recording three works by composer Joan Tower. You are that patron. The Symphony is one of [...]

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Ok, we agree, that was dumb[.]” This was the statement coming from the General Manager of Maxis Entertainment following the massive bungling of its most recent software launch.  Anyone remotely familiar with the music or film industry undoubtedly knows about both industries’ attempts to use digital rights management software (DRM) to keep their creations from [...]

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Defending 3-D Printing

On October 16, 2012 By Zachary Loney

3-D printing is quickly becoming a reality for the everyday person – or at least a select sub-set of hobbyists out there.  Companies like MakerBot and DeezMaker have both moved beyond the e-commerce arena and opened brick and mortar retail stores in Manhattan and Los Angeles respectively.  The goal being not [...]

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On March 1, 2012, Google’s new privacy policy went into effect, permitting the company to peer deeper into the private lives of its more than one billion users. And the world did not end. So what do the changes really mean?

Since announcing its new policy, Google has repeatedly asserted that the new privacy [...]

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Electronic Arts’ Preemptive Strike

On March 2, 2012 By Andrew Farrell

Electronic Arts, Inc. (“EA”), the premier video game developer and publisher, is going on the offensive.  Its latest hit, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, was a phenomenal success, selling 8 million copies in the first month of its release.  EA wants to enjoy the hefty profits being produced and make sure that [...]

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Video game developers Valve and Blizzard have recently clashed over Valve’s filing of a trademark application for the mark “DOTA,” which stands for “Defense of the Ancients.” Blizzard, developer of the video game Warcraft III, claims that Valve does not have the right to the mark of DOTA. First, [...]

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