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It’s a question of such philosophical magnitude that only Kramer could have asked it: is there anything wrong with saying, “not that there’s anything wrong with that?”

According to Kenny Kramer, the inspiration for Seinfeld’s famous Cosmo Kramer, the answer is “yes.” So much so, that he launched a $1 million defamation [...]

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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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Let’s Get It On: Robin Thicke vs. Marvin Gaye

On September 19, 2013 By John Lomascolo

For many people, the days of truly talented, original, creative, and charismatic musicians and artists are long gone. Many miss the quality of music from legends like Elvis, The Beatles, Bob Marley, and Frank Sinatra. For those who miss the iconic soul of Marvin Gaye, they may have been happy, or [...]

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You’ve probably been the victim of a misleading text from one of your favorite companies promising gift cards or other fabulous prizes.  By clicking the link, you’d likely have been directed to a web site asking for your personal information, such as social security or credit card number, and rarely leading to an actual reward. [...]

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It’s been a few rough months for the New Orleans Saints.  The ‘bounty’ program, in which Defensive Coordinator Gregg Williams paid members of the New Orleans Saints defense in 2009 to injure players, was recently exposed. The NFL and Roger Godell have yet to announce what the punishment is going to [...]

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And for once, it’s not the Mets who may be striking out.

This Tuesday, Judge Jed S. Rakoff dismissed nine of the eleven claims filed against cash-strapped Mets owners Saul Katz and Fred Wilbon. The claims were filed by Irving H. Picard, the appointed bankruptcy trustee over the Madoff estate, who is [...]

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Last month I blogged about Missouri’s Amy Hestir Student Protection Act, a law which prohibits private communications between teachers and students on social media websites. Several readers shared their concerns about the vagueness and breadth of the Act in the comments. It seemed that the law was clearly running afoul of several Constitutional provisions. [...]

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Taking Back Song Copyrights

On August 18, 2011 By Edwin Chadwick

Starting a process that might completely shake-up copyright law in the next few years, Mr. Victor Willis, the former lead singer of the Village People, is filing to regain control and ownership of several of the group’s earliest songs, including the renowned song ‘Y.M.C.A.’

Thirty-five years ago, when Congress re-wrote the copyright [...]

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Google Faces 1/2 Billion Dollar Fine

On June 7, 2011 By Susan Reilly

Google is facing a $500 million dollar fine “in connection with a potential resolution of an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice into the use of Google advertising by certain advertisers,” they disclosed in their 10-Q last week. This extraordinary potential fine comes at a time when Google has joined [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On March 14, 2011 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

The National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau has released a new list of things companies cannot do in advertisements.

Small victory for LimeWire as federal judge rules statutory damages for P2P infringement constitute one infringement, not multiple.

Federal judge rules that StubHub [...]

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