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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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“The point is, ladies and gentlemen, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good.” With this phrase — taken from a monologue rivaled only by Alec Baldwin in Glengarry Glen Ross — Michael Douglas immortalized his character from the 1987 film “Wall Street,” a soulless investment banker named Gordon Gekko. And, [...]

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The story unfolds like a hybrid horror or science fiction film: a serial killer called the Grim Sleeper preys on prostitutes and drug addicts, murdering them and disposing of their bodies in dumpsters and alleyways in a south Los Angeles neighborhood. The deranged man kills at least seven women in the mid-1980’s and then [...]

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By now most have been warned of the dangers of posting sensitive or private information on social network sites. But this past Monday, July 12, 2010, National Public Radio (NPR) ran a story detailing the latest risk faced by users of Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, and the like. Collection agencies are using social networking [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On July 12, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

William Morris Endeavor Entertainment terminates representation contract with long-time client Mel Gibson over the actor’s recent behavior.

Documentary filmmaker turns legal spy for Texas law firm in Nicaraguan pesticide exposure case.

Food Channel Network sues Australia’s Television Food Network for trademark infringement.

After tense standoff [...]

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If you are a political junkie, work the night shift, or otherwise found the time to watch last week’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings, you were treated to a proceeding that had it all: political grandstanding, talking points, comedy, and very little substantive discussion of actual legal issues. What was not missing, however, [...]

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California: (Enter Ad Here)

On June 22, 2010 By Emily Larish

If you love flashing electronic billboards, California may soon be your state of choice. A new bill in the California legislature, currently under review in the Assembly Transportation Committee, would allow the DMV to partner with innovative companies, such as Hurst Chemical Company, to research and develop new e-license technology. According [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg…

On June 21, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

Swedish officials arrest three for suspected copyright infringement due to use of massive piracy servers.

HTC issues Cease & Desist Order to hackers for cooked ROM and fraudulent use of its intellectual property.

IBM’s Supercomputer, “Watson,” to compete against humans on Jeopardy! for the intellectual [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On May 31, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

Reminiscent of music industry tycoons, producers of “The Hurt Locker” sue BitTorrent users for illegal downloading of the film.

Gary McKinnon, computer hacker that breached Department of Defense and NASA websites, fights extradition to the United States.

Woman’s war against Adobe demonstrates the advantages of Continue Reading

Former Talking Heads Frontman David Byrne has sued Florida Governor Charlie Crist, alleging Crist used the Talking Heads song, “Road to Nowhere” without permission in a Senate campaign ad. The suit accuses Mr. Crist of copyright infringement and false endorsement, and seeks $1 million in damages.

The song first appeared in [...]

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