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On April 22, 2011 By Nadia Mozaffar
My parents bought me my first cell phone when I was sixteen years old. Soon after, I learned that I could “IM” my friends right from my phone! Although I was thrilled with my new discovery, my parents were not so excited when they received the first phone bill. The phone company had charged us [...]Continue Reading →
In the news. . .
Major Hollywood studios get victory over “Family-Friendly” DVD service that strips films of objectionable content.
Judge orders shutdown of TV streaming site, despite periodic statutory licensing payments.
France becomes destination of choice for celebrities looking to forum shop for plaintiff-friendly defamation laws.
Law firm [...]Continue Reading →
Like zombies in a bad horror movie, the lawsuits over smartphone technology seem to be popping up out of nowhere, multiplying at alarming rates. Just a week ago, Apple filed suit in the Western District of Wisconsin against Motorola in the most recent installment of the smartphone “patent wars.” This lawsuit follows Motorola’s own suit [...]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 →
On September 16, 2010 By Jordan Teague
Zuckerberg may have been onto something earlier this year when he declared that privacy is dead. Although digital privacy expectations may not be entirely dead, the California courtroom and corporate worlds have both done their part this month to bring privacy to extinction.
Apple is thinking about patenting spyware that would [...]Continue Reading →
On August 19, 2010 By Joanna Barry
About fifty million hearing and vision-impaired people live in the United States, yet few consumer electronics are designed to be readily accessible those individuals. Although some smartphones, most notably Apple’s iPhone, have built-in speech software for the blind, others require costly programs to make the phones user-friendly.
Recently, legislation was introduced in Congress to address [...]Continue Reading →
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejects Jersey Shore star Snooki’s application to trademark her nickname.
Screen Actors Guild reaches tentative settlement of the class action lawsuit accusing it of withholding millions of dollars of overseas distribution revenues from members.
Allbritton Communications seeks to throw up roadblock to [...]Continue Reading →
Every three years, the U.S. Copyright Office reviews the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), and issues opinions on how it should be interpreted. The most talked about exception the Office recently released is its ruling on the legality of “jailbreaking” an iPhone. Much to Apple’s dismay, jailbreaking an iPhone is fair use, which [...]Continue Reading →
Elena Kagan’s record indicates she might be friendly to entertainment cases.
Finland becomes first country in the world to make broadband a legal right for every citizen.
Supreme Court decides patent door should stay open for those creating new business methods.
Alleged “Twilight” [...]Continue Reading →
On May 14, 2010 By Kat Kubis
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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