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On Wednesday, May 28th, the Center for Copyright Information (“CCI”) released its first progress report on the Copyright Alert System.

This report comes a year and a half after the implementation of the system in February of 2013. Designed as an educational tool to inform online copyright infringers [...]

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Shaken, not Stirred.

On April 11, 2014 By Sonal Patel

How do you like your martinis?  Well, we all know how our favorite secret agent who is always dressed sharp, always getting the ladies and always working for M, the female head of Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), likes them.  Shaken, not stirred.  In fact, we can recognize James Bond simply by that saying.  But [...]

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The legal battle over the Beastie Boys’ 1987 song “Girls” had some law students wondering if it might be a fact pattern on their copyright final exam. Now, the band and toy company GoldieBlox have reached a settlement over a months-long infringement suit.

GoldieBlox’s stated mission is “to get [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On March 14, 2011 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

The National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau has released a new list of things companies cannot do in advertisements.

Small victory for LimeWire as federal judge rules statutory damages for P2P infringement constitute one infringement, not multiple.

Federal judge rules that StubHub [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On February 21, 2011 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

J.R.R. Tolkien estate threatens lawsuit over upcoming book featuring Tolkien as a character.

Literary “scout” sues over right to be paid for discovering “Twilight.”

Boarders bankruptcy petition lists creditors that include Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group.

Congress wants to shut down “rogue” [...]

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Ninth Circuit Speaks Up on the First Sale Doctrine

On January 14, 2011 By Lacey Logsdon

The Ninth Circuit recently issued the last of three decisions concerning the “first sale doctrine” – a limitation on copyright established by the Supreme Court over one hundred years ago.

The first sale doctrine allows the purchaser of a lawfully-made copy of copyrighted material to transfer his/her copy without seeking permission from the copyright [...]

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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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Patent Lawsuits are “So Hot”

On October 5, 2010 By Nadia Mozaffar

Paris Hilton may have just settled a lawsuit with Hallmark over a greeting card that allegedly violated her publicity rights, but she may find herself “entangled” in another lawsuit regarding Celebrity Signatures International’s Paris Hilton Hair Extensions.

Celebrity Signatures International, also known as “Hair [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On September 27, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

Hallmark settles lawsuit with Paris Hilton for “That’s Hot” greeting card the celebrity claimed infringed her trademarked catch phrase and publicity rights.

District court rules films Disturbia and Rear Window not substantially similar, and grants summary judgment for Speilberg in copyright infringement suit.

Supreme Court requests response from [...]

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