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A recent opinion of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York declared the Associated Press the victor in a copyright dispute.  The defendant was Meltwater, a service that provides “clips” of online news.  An article described this situation as a battle between copyright protection [...]

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Baby Got… A License

On January 30, 2013 By Caitlin Angelette

Confession time: I am a total sucker for acoustic covers of non-acoustic songs. Obadiah Parker’s cover of “Hey Ya” by OutKast is life-changing. If you’ve never heard it, seek it out from a legal source and enjoy. I’ll wait.

Welcome back. Now clearly, Obadiah Parker created his brilliant version legally through a license. He arranged [...]

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On Martin Luther King Day, an employee of a Nashville music venue, Rocketown, that bills itself as a Christian-based non-profit youth outreach facility wore a band t-shirt to work.  This shirt, designed by a band that had played at Rocketown, also voiced support for same-sex marriage.  That same day, he was fired . [...]

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Hashtag Censorship?

On October 29, 2012 By Thomas McFarland

Since the advent of social media, the specter of online censorship has loomed.  Last week, Twitter dove headlong into the fray with a swift one-two punch that has some celebrating and others crying foul.  Nine months ago Twitter unveiled plans that would allow the company to block access to certain Twitter accounts on [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On October 22, 2012 By Brandon Trout



Federal Circuit to take on software patents, again. Google opposes fixed license for standard-essential patents. Dish Network resolves Voom HD lawswuit, AMC will start airing shows again. Can you Tebow? (TM)

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U.S. consumers use smartphones, tablets, e-readers, and laptops to access email, download apps, engage in mobile commerce, upload and download content, stream video, video chat, use navigation systems, and search the Internet.  Responding to the demand for these wireless services, mobile broadband providers are rolling out 4G LTE networks and offering particularized data plans to [...]

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FTC Settles Complaint Over Customer-Spying

On October 1, 2012 By Parker Hancock

How many times have you seen little bits of tape over laptop cameras?  Ever wondered if someone was silently watching you from the little eye on top of your computer screen?  For some laptop renters a little past-due on their payments, that fear became a reality.  Unbeknownst to them, the company that provided [...]

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FCC to Vote on Spectrum Auctions

On September 25, 2012 By Samara Pals

With the rise of smart phones and increased broadband usage, mobile providers are scrambling to gain access to unused wireless spectrum. Currently, mobile providers have enough spectrum to run their networks, but with the rise of smart phones and increased tablet usage, they are approaching capacity. TV broadcasters, among others, [...]

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Few moments in a playwright’s life can compare to the anticipation, thrill, and excitement of opening night.  Many are so fraught with nerves they can’t even watch.  But on the opening night of his new play, “3C,” playwright David Adjmi found himself battling not only nervous jitters, but a squadron of lawyers attempting [...]

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It seems for now that the record labels have the upper hand.  They have the upper hand on content pirates and artists.

In 2008, Swedish prosecutors filed charges against four individuals that predominately ran the Pirate Bay: Svartholm Warg, Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij, and financier Carl Lundström.  The defendants were found [...]

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