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You’re Not As Anonymous As You Think You Are: TOR Can Now Be Broken Down by Courts and Investigators with New Tool
On November 3, 2018 By naplemons November 3, 2018
No one ever said that you had to attach your identity to your online postings. In fact, many websites function based on the assumption that users have a right to speak anonymously. For example, Reddit, Twitter, and WordPress are often used by anonymous speakers based on this very assumption. Many of these topics benefit from—or [...]Continue Reading →
On January 31, 2018 By alyue January 31, 2018
H&M recently has been releasing new clothing styles that give a nod to the fashion of the 90′s. But one of their recent items, appropriately named “Sweatshirt with Motif,” has been under fire for trademark infringement. Very specifically, Wildfox Couture, a Los Angeles-based fashion brand, claims that H&M’s gray crewneck sweatshirt infringes [...]Continue Reading →
On June 13, 2014 By Dustin Kovacic June 16, 2014
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 →
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