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Sina Weibo, China’s popular Twitter-like microblogging service, has filed for an initial public offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission, opting to go public in the U.S. rather than Hong Kong.  As the largest asset of Chinese Web-giant Sina, Weibo has grown impressively since its creation in 2009, boasting [...]

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When $2 Billion is Not Enough…

On February 11, 2012 By Andrew Harline

As you probably know by now, Facebook is going public (details and legal analysis in Thursday’s post). But, did you know that Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, is anticipated to foot the largest tax bill in US history? $2 billion. Holy cow, right? That sounds like enough money to fix a lot [...]

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As Facebook Friends Wall Street, Legal Risks Grow

On February 9, 2012 By Niels Melius

Facebook recently announced a major status update: it’s going public.  On Wednesday, February 1st, the company filed registration papers with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in what marks the first step in becoming a publicly traded company.  If all goes according to the planned timeline, the social networking site will raise at least [...]

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Skype Facing Legal Troubles

On August 14, 2009 By Rachel Perkins

Skype has quickly become an Internet phenomenon, appealing to a broad variety of customers with its instant messaging, video chat, and phone services. (I personally became a fan during my study abroad with the Vanderbilt in Venice summer program.) For the uninitiated, Skype allows you to make [...]

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The Pope vs. Intellectual Property Rights

On July 15, 2009 By JETLaw

In a recent Papal Encyclical letter, Pope Benedict XVI condemned intellectual property rights as contributing toward wealth inequality.  The Pope asserted in the letter that “[o]n the part of rich countries there is excessive zeal for protecting knowledge through an unduly rigid assertion of the right to intellectual property, especially in the field of health care.”  This [...]

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Monday Morning Jetlawg

On June 28, 2009 By JETLaw

Rise of private stock exchanges makes it easier to buy/sell in private start-up companies like Twitter and Facebook.

– British law student with prosthetic arm sues former employer, Abercrombie & Fitch, over company’s “look policy.”

– Phillies pitcher J.C. Romero in trouble again after assaulting fan over steroid remark.

– Sony/ATV [...]

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