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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 [...]Continue Reading →
On March 25, 2014 By Lorraine Baer March 25, 2014
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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” [...]Continue Reading →
On January 14, 2011 By Lacey Logsdon January 14, 2011
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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Hollywood trade newspaper, Daily Variety, may regret suing popular punk rock band that has former entertainment lawyer, Joe Escalante, for a bassist.
Federal judge delays sentencing for a second former University of Kansas athletics official so he can help prosecutors investigate a $1 million ticket scalping scandal.
Writer [...]Continue Reading →
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