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Is a blogger a “journalist”?

On February 16, 2011 By Jordan Teague

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”?

The New Jersey State Supreme Court recently heard arguments [...]

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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 [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On January 17, 2011 By JETLaw

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On November 29, 2010 By JETLaw

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 [...]

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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, [...]

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He May Not Like It…But It Works

On September 3, 2010 By Thomas Booms

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Cyber-Threatened Tween Could Go for IIED Gold

On July 22, 2010 By JETLaw

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 [...]

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