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Have you ever turned on the TV to watch your beloved (fill-in-the-blank) professional football team, only to discover your local cable network is not broadcasting the home game? Unfortunately, this is not an error on the part of your cable provider. Rather, this is the effect of a contractual agreement between [...]

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A Minnesota designer of satirical t-shirts has filed suit [PDF] against the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security for their attempts to take down his merchandise. Federal agencies have a reputation for being aggressive in Continue Reading

Legal Battles Over Healthcare.gov?

On November 4, 2013 By Elizabeth Mulkey

Despite excitement over creative marketing strategies (“brosurance,” anyone?), the launch of the Affordable Care Act hasn’t gone as planned. The new Healthcare.gov website has faced technical difficulties since it went live on October 1st. The website is intended to be the main way to sign up for one of the government’s health [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On October 28, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

NSA accused of spying on Germany; Idaho fed. court takes the word ‘hacking’ a bit too literally; Cheney’s defibrillator security

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Wednesday Morning JETLawg

On October 16, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

 

Once again we had many news items this week, so we are posting a second round-up. We found a number of legal technology projects attempting to change the way laws are made, interpreted, and complied with far into the future.

Legal Technology:

How will lawmaking, legal education, and legal practice look in fifty [...]

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At the end of August, the GAO finally issued its mandated report to Congress regarding factors that affect patent infringement litigation. Why? Patent litigation has increased dramatically over the past decade. From 2000-2011, over 29,000 patent suits were filed in U.S. district courts, and the overall number of defendants in these cases [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On October 14, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

Privacy & Social Media:

California creates a minor’s right to be forgotten online. (In contrast, the EU Court of Justice found in June that EU law contains no general right to be forgotten.) [H/T Privacy, E-Commerce & Data Security's Summer 2013 Newsletter (PDF)] Google may be getting ready to use your [...]

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EU E-Cig Regulations Go Up in… Vapor?

On October 11, 2013 By Jacob Marshall

This week, the EU Parliament chose to tighten regulations on cigarettes. Not only did it approve a plan to require “scare” warnings on 65% of tobacco packages, but it also banned flavored cigarettes, including menthol (though the ban does not take effect until 2022). However, Parliament chose not to regulate E-cigarettes as a medicine, [...]

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As one of the first steps in the Obama administration’s Climate Action Plan, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposed carbon emissions rule on Friday, September 20. The proposal would effectively require all new coal-fired power plants to employ carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology. Environmentalists hail the proposal as [...]

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Wednesday Morning JETLawg

On October 9, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

There were a lot of items this week, so we are publishing a Wednesday Morning JETLawg in addition to our usual Monday Morning JETLawg:

The shutdown of the Federal Government has delayed further action in the Wyndham v. FTC data breach case (previously mentioned here). The FTC is arguing  for [...]

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