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I had originally planned on making this a video post. I thought it might be interesting to discuss how media portrayals of crime have changed, using a video of Rockstar Game’s Grand Theft Auto V to ground my commentary. However, when I uploaded the video to YouTube, it got flagged for copyright […]

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Damage calculations are always lurking in the shadow of patent litigation. While damage calculations are very important, much of the focus in a patent infringement dispute is on proving infringement, after which the focus turns to damages. 35 U.S.C. § 284 provides that when infringement of a valid patent is determined, damages shall […]

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TiVoh-No!: The DVR Developer In A Fight For Its Life

On November 23, 2010 By

TiVo, perhaps the company best known for digital video recording (DVR) technology, is currently locked in a battle for survival. As most satellite and cable companies have started offering DVR services, TiVo’s market share has steadily dwindled to occupy only 8 percent of the 38 million DVR users in the United States. While the […]

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PETA Makes a New Enemy: Copyright-Holding Filmmakers

On October 21, 2010 By

The British film company that produced The Animals Film — the first film to document the way humans treat non-human animals — has threatened to sue People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for copyright infringement. According to the blog THR, Esq., the production company that […]

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Google Needs to Gear Up for Battle!

On October 12, 2010 By

In August 2010, Oracle sued Google, alleging that Google’s Android infringed on several Java-related patents. Google has now responded and denied all seven of Oracle’s patent infringement claims. Further, Google has asked the court to dismiss Oracle’s suit altogether. While this sort of response is somewhat expected in a […]

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Patent Lawsuits are “So Hot”

On October 5, 2010 By

Paris Hilton may have just settled a lawsuit with Hallmark over a greeting card that allegedly violated her publicity rights, but she may find herself “entangled” in another lawsuit regarding Celebrity Signatures International’s Paris Hilton Hair Extensions.

Celebrity Signatures International, also known as “Hair […]

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He May Not Like It…But It Works

On September 3, 2010 By

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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Monday Morning JETLawg

On July 12, 2010 By

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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Warner Music and YouTube Make New Deal

On October 2, 2009 By

Back in December 2008, Warner Music Group pulled its music from YouTube when the two parties could not reach agreement on a new licensing arrangement. The agreements between YouTube and the major record labels apply to official and unofficial videos, so that move affected regular users who uploaded videos containing Warner […]

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