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Monday Morning JETLawg

On October 28, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

NSA accused of spying on Germany; Idaho fed. court takes the word ‘hacking’ a bit too literally; Cheney’s defibrillator security

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Led by actress Halle Berry, celebrity parents scored a major victory last week against tabloid photographers when California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that increases penalties for “harassment” of children due to their parents’ jobs. To drive home the message of the new legislation, the bill amended the current law’s definition of [...]

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A recent opinion of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York declared the Associated Press the victor in a copyright dispute.  The defendant was Meltwater, a service that provides “clips” of online news.  An article described this situation as a battle between copyright protection [...]

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Big Data Promises Big Predictions

On February 5, 2013 By Lizzie Maratea

The saying goes, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”  Two researchers have ventured to learn the cadence.  Armed with a New York Times 22-year archive and readily accessible online sources (e.g., Wikipedia, OpenCyc, FreeBase, GeoNames), researchers from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and Microsoft Research have developed a prototype predictive model to forecast [...]

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What about the others?

On October 24, 2012 By Swathi Padmanabhan

I am guilty… of wanting my news quickly, in short, digestible snippets. That is why PBS’s News Hour with Jim Leher is difficult for me to get through. But every so often, I find myself wondering about the others. When the news media does a segment on the Holocaust, I question why the Continue Reading

A ban on cameras in federal court hasn’t stopped WOIO-TV in Cleveland, Ohio from giving viewers a firsthand look at the scandal and intrigue unfolding during a local politician’s corruption trial. But the coverage isn’t coming from your average television reporter — instead, the station is using a fuzzy, buck-toothed squirrel puppet.

Yes, you read [...]

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Bernard Berrian Will Sue Your Puppy

On November 12, 2011 By Shane Valenzi

Bernard Berrian has had a rough month.

In early October, the much-maligned NFL receiver was forced to apologize after telling a double-amputee Iraq war veteran (who also happened to be a state congressman) who criticized him on Twitter to “sit down n shut up!!”  Recognizing a situation that was ripe for comedy, sports [...]

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As of last week, readers of Italian Wikipedia could no longer view any of its over 870,000 articles, as the website replaced the content with a single letter from the “users of Wikipedia.” The letter explains the website’s preemptive shutdown in protest of pending legislation by the Italian [...]

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Court finds Righthaven wrong

On June 24, 2011 By Michael Walker

Here’s to lifting your ledes:

A federal judge ruled Monday that publishing an entire article without the rights holder’s authorization was a fair use of the work, in yet another blow to newspaper copyright troll Righthaven.

But that doesn’t mean it’s a good idea, because

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If you’re a Caddyshack fan, you have to see the recent documentary on its making, Caddyshack: The Inside Story, on A&E. Through in-depth interviews with seemingly every member of the cast and crew, it reveals fascinating details from behind the scenes on the set. For example, in the original script, Bill Murray’s character, [...]

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