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Netflix and Amazon seem to be in a little bit of trouble.  Jerry Kowal, the former director of content at Netflix, has sued both companies based on a number of allegations, including defamation, [...]

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Yesterday the Supreme Court heard opening oral arguments in the case of Schwarzenegger v. The Entertainment Merchants Association and Entertainment Software Association, a case that could decide the legal status of video games.

The California law at issue would levy fines against retailers who rent or sell video games depicting “especially heinous, cruel, or depraved violence, such [...]

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San Francisco has once again waded into a controversial debate by passing novel legislation. Is the city crying wolf or protecting its citizens?

There have long been safety warnings on dangerous products, like cigarettes and alcohol. Now, in San Francisco at least, there are also warnings on cell phones.

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors [...]

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Scalping No Longer Sketchy

On May 25, 2010 By Anne Goodwyn

New York is one of the few states where ticket scalping is perfectly legal, or at least was legal until this month. As the state that boasts Broadway, Madison Square Garden, and 30 Rockefeller Plaza, among countless other entertainment venues, New York is the perfect laboratory for this controversial approach to ticket sales.

For many [...]

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Texting is the New Drinking

On August 30, 2009 By Jesse Bland

“Sir, have you been texting this evening?”

You might want to practice your response to this question, especially if you live in Utah. Following the growing trend, Utah recently passed its own legislative ban on texting while driving. The fact that Utah passed such a law is not surprising–similar statutes exist in at [...]

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