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To foster a free and independent press, most states protect the confidentiality of a journalist’s sources through “shield” laws. When these statutes were drafted decades ago, they had “journalists” of traditional media outlets in mind. But in the information age, is a blogger a “journalist”?Continue Reading →
On February 15, 2011 By Jesse Bland February 15, 2011
Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder is angry. No, not about the fact that the Redskins have a losing record under his ownership. No, not about the Donovan McNabb deal that went south. Not even about the Albert Haynesworth fiasco. What’s really got Snyder up in arms is a local paper’s criticisms [...]Continue Reading →
In the news. . .
Estate of superstar Bette Davis sues Los Angeles clothing store for dress it claims violates the actress’s publicity rights.
Copyright issues still unresolved in the Barack Obama “HOPE” Image controversy.
RapidShare, named as a contributor to digital piracy by a MarkMonitor report, has threatened [...]Continue Reading →
On December 1, 2010 By Michael Walker December 1, 2010
On Sunday, the website Wikileaks published the first batch of more than 250,000 leaked U.S. embassy cables, confidential documents that chronicle sensitive State Department secrets. The federal government is, to say the least, not happy.
And that means the now-dubbed CableGate will join a long list of political scandals worthy of [...]Continue Reading →
In the news. . .
Warner Bros. pushes boundaries of trademark law by seeking to protect everything related to Harry Potter‘s “Quidditch,” including lingerie.
Television networks draw first blood against Filmon.com’s Internet streaming service for movies and television by getting temporary restraining order.
EMI seeks to bar non-profit legal rights group [...]Continue Reading →
On November 18, 2010 By JETLaw November 18, 2010
Cam Newton has been torching the SEC field so far this year, throwing for over 2,000 yards with twenty-one touchdowns, and rushing for another 1,300 yards and seventeen touchdowns. As the quarterback of the Auburn Tigers, Cam has led the team to an undefeated record, a birth in the SEC championship, [...]Continue Reading →
While Brad Pitt and Rupert Murdoch are an unlikely pair, it is video footage of Pitt that has landed Murdoch in an awkward position over comments the media mogul made regarding “fair use.” Rupert Murdoch, the 79-year-old Australian born founder and CEO of News Corporation, is wishing he had [...]Continue Reading →
On September 1, 2010 By Susan Reilly August 31, 2010
In Paris Hilton’s third encounter with law enforcement in the past three months, she was charged with felony drug possession which could earn her probation that, if violated, comes with a one to four-year jail sentence. Late last Friday night, a Las Vegas police officer pulled over Hilton’s vehicle, driven by her boyfriend, Cy [...]Continue Reading →
On July 29, 2010 By Mark Donnell July 29, 2010
Lane Kiffin can’t catch a break. Not that he deserves one. On Monday, the Tennessee Titans joined in on the Lane Kiffin bashing with the rest of the state of Tennessee by filing suit against Kiffin and the University of Southern California. This came just days after Titans head coach, Jeff Fisher, publicly [...]Continue Reading →
Until a few days ago, not many people over the age of fifteen had heard of Jessi Slaughter (an alias). An eleven-year-old girl who frequently posted videos of herself engaging in colorful rants, Jessi was a bit of a celebrity among tweens on the Internet. After someone posted on a tween website, claiming [...]Continue Reading →
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