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Holy Justice Batman!

On November 25, 2010 By Alexandra Pichette

The Justice League of America enjoyed some American Justice on November 17, 2010, when District Court Judge Dean D. Pregerson issued a preliminary injunction preventing the City of Los Angeles from selectively removing costumed superheroes from the street in contravention of their First Amendment Rights.

The street performers in question regularly dress as [...]

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Monday Morning JETLaw

On November 22, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

LiveNation sues former CEO for $5 million over dispute involving contract and use of 360 Deals.

Famous Hollywood Boulevard Superheros back on the street after federal judge rules First Amendment protects their activity.

Senate approves legislation that allows domain-name seizure for websites pirating copyrighted [...]

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LimeWire Unplugged by Federal Judge

On October 27, 2010 By Nathan McGregor

A federal judge has entered a permanent injunction against LimeWire, pulling the plug on the once-popular provider of peer-to-peer file sharing software. This week, Judge Kimba Wood, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, ordered LimeWire to immediately disable its searching, downloading, uploading, and file trading functionalities.

A [...]

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T-Mobile Plays Gatekeeper, Gets Sued

On September 21, 2010 By Whitney Boshers

May a mobile carrier legally block the transmission of certain text messages to its subscribers because of an objection to the content of only a portion of those texts? EZ Texting, a mobile marketing company who filed suit against T-Mobile last Friday, is hoping a federal court will respond with an [...]

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Injunction Attempt Less Effective than a Punch from Ronnie

On February 24, 2010 By JETLaw

Physical altercations were regular occurrences on MTV’s Jersey Shore, a reality television show that followed a group of eight young people sharing a beach house in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. On February 22, 2010, Ocean County Superior Court Judge Joseph L. Foster denied an injunction of the scheduled February 23 DVD release of the first [...]

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Student Can Sue Principal for Suspension over Facebook

On February 23, 2010 By JETLaw

A high school student was suspended for creating a Facebook page critical of one of her teachers and was subsequently suspended. She then sued her principal for violating her First Amendment rights, and recently, Magistrate Judge Barry L. Garber denied the principal’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit and rejected his claims for qualified [...]

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After a nasty public battle between media giants Warner Brothers and 20th Century Fox, comic book fans can once again look forward to March 6. That is the day that Watchmen, a highly anticipated adaptation of Alan Moore’s popular graphic novel of the same name, hits theaters. Until recently, the film’s [...]

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Redefining Fair Use and Copyright Law?

On September 10, 2008 By JETLaw

Yesterday afternoon Judge Patterson of the Southern District of New York ruled that Steven Vander Ark’s “Harry Potter Lexicon,” an encyclopedia intended to chronicle the famous Harry Potter series, infringed on J.K. Rowling’s copyright for the series. The Harry Potter Lexicon began as a fan website dedicated to serving as “the ultimate Harry Potter [...]

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