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But They Will Never Take. . .Our Internets!

On February 3, 2011 By Andrew Ralls

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 [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On January 31, 2011 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

Viacom agrees to pay $1.75 million for class action copyright suit related to BET’s failure to obtain proper “sync” licenses for its programs.

Mobile Resource Card, a financial services company, is suing the Kardashian sisters for walking away from a deal for prepaid celebrity-endorsed debit cards, [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On January 10, 2011 By JETLaw

In the news…

California passes new law making it illegal to impersonate celebrities, pushing limits of both trademark and publicity rights protection.

After judge orders permanent injunction, LimeWire drags Amazon.com and Apple into legal battle — demanding accounts of possible backdoor dealings with record labels.

Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction still wound [...]

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Google Buzz Settlement: Someone Needs To Object.

On November 24, 2010 By Sean Wlodarczyk

Earlier this year, Google debuted the ill-fated Google Buzz feature.In case you missed it, Buzz was Google’s attempt to get into the social networking game by integrating a Facebook-like status posting mechanism (amongst other things) with Gmail inboxes. One of the problems was that the moment Google introduced [...]

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Still Waiting for a DeLorean Time Machine. . .

On October 15, 2010 By Christine Hawes

When one thinks of futuristic modes of transportation, especially those portrayed in science fiction movies and TV shows, there is a decided trend in what people believe/hope personal transport will look like in the future. Our media portrayal of the future seems to predict hover cars, spaceships, and cars that can [...]

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Google Needs to Gear Up for Battle!

On October 12, 2010 By Sophia Behnia

In August 2010, Oracle sued Google, alleging that Google’s Android infringed on several Java-related patents. Google has now responded and denied all seven of Oracle’s patent infringement claims. Further, Google has asked the court to dismiss Oracle’s suit altogether. While this sort of response is somewhat expected in a [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On October 11, 2010 By JETLaw

The Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest sympathies to the friends and family of Vanderbilt Law Professor Richard Nagareda. Professor Nagareda passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 8, 2010.  He was an outstanding professor and wonderful friend to many, and touched many lives during [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On October 4, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

Second Circuit rules pure music download not a “public performance” under copyright law in U.S. v. ASCAP.

New anti-piracy legislation seeks to get Google on board to stop websites that promote copyright infringement.

Death of student, Tyler Clementi, raises new issues for technology on college campuses.

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Next time you hear your favorite song on the radio and whip out your smartphone to Google those hard-to-decipher lyrics, you may be asked to enter your credit card information before you can get them. That might be extreme, but there is little doubt that change is coming in the world of online song-lyrics.

In [...]

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T-Mobile Plays Gatekeeper, Gets Sued

On September 21, 2010 By Whitney Boshers

May a mobile carrier legally block the transmission of certain text messages to its subscribers because of an objection to the content of only a portion of those texts? EZ Texting, a mobile marketing company who filed suit against T-Mobile last Friday, is hoping a federal court will respond with an [...]

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