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Over the past months, social media frenzies and political rallies against “Fake News” have taken public sentiment by storm. This phenomenon, however, is not new. In fact, Fake News has existed since the invention of print. Although it is often presumed to be extreme in nature, Fake News can take form as inaccurate [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On August 23, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

“Innocent Infringer” defense under copyright law may be put to the test as P2P user appeals to the Supreme Court.

Twitter diet helps woman lose twenty-five pounds.

Judge clears Google and Yahoo Argentina of defamation charges for including sex-related web sites in the search results of [...]

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It seems that Major League Baseball is mentioned in the news more often for steroid-related scandals than for actual sports news. While steroids have certainly become a major problem for MLB, the media rarely addresses the subject of the league’s culture of alcohol abuse. Alcohol abuse in MLB clubhouses is usually [...]

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90,000 Sex Offenders Purged from MySpace

On February 12, 2009 By JETLaw

MySpace recently announced the identification and removal of the profiles of 90,000 sex offenders from the social networking website. That number was more than twice MySpace’s original estimation of 40,000 offenders.

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper and Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal have led the fight to get social networking sites like MySpace [...]

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In July 2008, the Southern District of New York ruled that eBay could not be held liable for direct or contributory trademark infringement or dilution in a suit brought by retailer Tiffany & Co. Tiffany had argued that eBay should be liable for trademark infringement because it allowed counterfeit Tiffany items [...]

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Internet Porn: Protected in the Workplace?

On November 14, 2008 By JETLaw

According to one website, 30% of men and 13% of women admit to using their work computers to look at Internet porn. This poses obvious problems for employers, such as lost productivity and potential lawsuits (workplace pornography can be considered sexual harassment). However, CNET reports that one software company, Utah-based Paraben, [...]

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The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently changed their policy so that they no longer pay for “never events” in hospitals. Never events are exactly what they sound like, and include incidents such as foreign bodies being left in a patient after surgery. Other events include wrong site surgery and infections acquired in [...]

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