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In Reed Elsevier Inc. v. Muchnick, No. 08-103, the Supreme Court reversed a Second Circuit holding that federal district courts do not have subject matter jurisdiction to settle a class action copyright infringement action where some absent class members have not registered their copyrights. The case may clear the way for broader use of the […]

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Nike to Lombardi: We Want Our Money Back

On March 31, 2010 By

The folks at Nike were hoping for a motivational speech. Or at least an audio recording of one. But after shelling out $150,000, all they got were words on a page, the text of one of Vince Lombardi’s famed speeches.

Nike was planning to use the audio recording in a new advertising campaign. But without […]

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Lawsuit May Endanger Survival of NCAA Video Games

On February 17, 2010 By

Ed O’Bannon, a marketing director for an auto dealership in Las Vegas, may play a pivotal role in forever changing how the NCAA does business. O’Bannon was a star basketball player for UCLA in the mid-1990s, and now he’s at the forefront of a class action antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA […]

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Hell hath no fury like a Gator scorned. Last week, Fox Broadcasting Company threatened to drop its signal from Time Warner Cable and Bright House on the eve of some of the nation’s most anticipated college bowl games. Even members of Congress and the FTC were urged to get involved. Happily, […]

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After a legal battle stretching over the past four years, a federal judge has ruled that well-known sports artist Daniel Moore did not commit trademark infringement by painting notable scenes at University of Alabama football games. Moore authored his first painting paying homage to Alabama football almost 30 years ago; it […]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On September 20, 2009 By

In the news . . .

Ukrainian law prohibiting unmarried couples from adopting children bars Elton John and longtime partner David Furnish from adopting 14-month-old, HIV-stricken child.

PCs and iPhones with text-to-speech applications for speech-impaired denied coverage by Medicare and private health insurers due to other non-medical uses.

Delaware appeals […]

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VEVO the Music

On April 14, 2009 By

YouTube and the music industry might have finally found a way to work together. Google, YouTube’s owner, and Universal Music Group (UMG) announced the upcoming launch of their new site, VEVO. YouTube’s Chris Maxcy describes VEVO as “a music and video entertainment hub that will feature UMG’s premium video content.” Viewers will be […]

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