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On August 27, 2013 By Jacob Schumer
Proxy servers, like other technologies that facilitate anonymity, serve both good and bad interests. On the one hand, they have helped people living under oppressive regimes view otherwise-censored content. On the other hand, they are used to facilitate criminal activity, including terrorist attacks. The function of a proxy server is not complicated: you [...]Continue Reading →
Lawrence Lessig sued the publisher of Phoenix’s song Lisztomania for declaratory relief, claiming fair use for his inclusion of fans’ response videos (which were set to the the song) in a lecture posted to YouTube. He has some of the four fair use factors in his favor, including effect [...]Continue Reading →
Cassidy Wolf, the current Miss Teen USA, recently came forward claiming to be the victim of the latest and highest profile “sextortion” attempt to hit the media. Sextortion is a form of exploitation that employs non-physical coercion to extort sexual acts and favors from the victim. [...]Continue Reading →
In a decision released by the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) last week, a panel found that the proposed .cam generic top-level domain (gTLD) is not easily confused with the existing .com. Brandon Trout provided some background on this topic a year ago, but for those who [...]Continue Reading →
Welcome to the fall 2013 season of JETLaw blogging! We will resume regular entertainment, technology, and intellectual property law blogging this week.
The Snowden leaks continued with the Washington Post, this time revealing (alleged) NSA documents that show an internal audit revealing thousands of unauthorized policy violations in the course [...]Continue Reading →
For years now, governments around the world have been trying to find innovative ways to curb unlawful peer-to-peer file sharing and other forms of copyright infringement. One country, which attempted to take a hard-line approach against piracy, recently decided to loosen its grip.
Just last week, the French government’s controversial “Hadopi” law was overturned. Under [...]Continue Reading →
Note: JETLaw staff is off for the week. Happy Fourth of July!
FISA court allows Google and Microsoft to publish procedural details of their lawsuits seeking the right to be more specific about the number of national security requests they receive. WIPO pulls together support for the [...]Continue Reading →
Usually, Google wins. The company has racked up victory after victory in the United States and elsewhere in both trademark and copyright law. But this time (or, for now) the search and advertising giant may have met its match: European privacy regulators.
The EU is covered by the [...]Continue Reading →
A basic Google search for a famous piece of artwork, such as van Gogh’s “The Starry Night,” will almost always turn up dozens of images of the piece–often from poster retailers offering buyers a print of the artwork for $15. Occasionally, you might find an image of the artwork on [...]Continue Reading →
Trademarks can be attacked on many grounds, such as lack of distinctiveness or misuse. Lately, however, the trademarks of some universities have been under threat from an usual source: boobs. The Twitter account @KUboobs posts pictures of women’s chests with something related to KU in the photo. The photos are usually provocative and are [...]Continue Reading →
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