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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 [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On February 28, 2011 By JETLaw

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 [...]

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Phone Wars: Apple v. Motorola

On November 9, 2010 By Virginia Maynard

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 [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On October 11, 2010 By JETLaw

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On August 16, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

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 [...]

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iPhone “Jailbreaking” is Fair Use

On August 2, 2010 By Theresa Weisenberger

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 [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On July 5, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

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” [...]

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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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