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Monday Morning JETLawg

On September 6, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

Class-action plaintiffs claim Disney stiffed highly-paid financial analysts on overtime pay.

Laws governing sports agents under fire for repeated failure to enforce its provisions.

Facebook’s new location-based service “Places” gets mixed reviews from users regarding privacy implications.

Activision comes under fire in California for Continue Reading

He May Not Like It…But It Works

On September 3, 2010 By Thomas Booms

While Brad Pitt and Rupert Murdoch are an unlikely pair, it is video footage of Pitt that has landed Murdoch in an awkward position over comments the media mogul made regarding “fair use.” Rupert Murdoch, the 79-year-old Australian born founder and CEO of News Corporation, is wishing he had [...]

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Rapper Kanye West once humbly proclaimed, “I realize that my place and position in history is that I will go down as the voice of this generation, of this decade, I will be the loudest voice.” One can only hope that the voice of this generation is not a mishmash imitation of artists [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On July 12, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

William Morris Endeavor Entertainment terminates representation contract with long-time client Mel Gibson over the actor’s recent behavior.

Documentary filmmaker turns legal spy for Texas law firm in Nicaraguan pesticide exposure case.

Food Channel Network sues Australia’s Television Food Network for trademark infringement.

After tense standoff [...]

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TV personality and chef, Rachael Ray, recently snagged a victory in an ICANN domain name dispute before a three-person panel administered by the National Arbitration Forum. For those of you for whom “cooking dinner” means fetching a bowl of cereal or nuking a lean cuisine, Ms. Ray is the star [...]

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LimeWire — A Sour Situation

On June 10, 2010 By Chris Lantz

If you are even slightly connected to the pulse of the Internet, you know that LimeWire is a popular P2P file-sharing application that allows users to download and share music, movies, and other files over the web. However, you may also question how it has been around for over a decade, and managed [...]

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Music on the Campaign Trail

On June 9, 2010 By Donna Baldry

It seems politicians should have learned by now not to use music in their political campaigns without getting permission from the artist. However, legendary power trio, Rush, are the latest in a long line of musicians taking legal action against political candidates for alleged copyright infringement. Rush are upset that Rand Paul, [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On May 17, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

New studies indicate that children who begin lying at an earlier age will be more successful in later life.

Hacking of personal information increases tenfold with introduction of Spokeo, a program that imports private information from social networking sites.

Viacom strikes again claiming filming the [...]

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Nokia recently added to the ever-expanding list of lawsuits filed against Apple. This newest suit extends Nokia’s previous patent infringement claims to cover Apple’s newest product, the iPad. The technology at issue is “positioning data in applications, and innovations in antenna configurations that improve performance and save space, allowing smaller and more compact [...]

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Treading the Line: Fair & Derivative Uses

On October 30, 2009 By JETLaw

On Friday, October 23, the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law held its annual symposium. This year’s symposium was entitled Drawing Lines in the Digital Age: Copyright, Fair Use, and Derivative Works. The symposium covered a variety of topics related to digital copyright, but the focus was on exploring the intersection of [...]

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