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If there’s one thing I remember from my criminal law class, it was listening to the audio recording of the “(Hold Your) Wee for a Wii” contest. While I find the latest lawsuit involving a video gaming device to be not nearly as upsetting in its tragedy, the plaintiff, and those who empathize [...]

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There may finally be a light at the end of the tunnel in Microsoft’s antitrust battle with the European Union (EU). Since the 1990s, the European Commission (EC), the regulatory body of the EU, has been investigating Microsoft’s business and competition practices. As a result of these investigations, the company has [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On September 27, 2009 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Paparazzi sues New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and wife Gisele after couple’s bodyguards allegedly shot at photographers.

Copyright protection system infringes?

Microsoft files suit against five companies for engaging in “malvertising“.

The battle over Google Voice on [...]

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A proposed partnership between Microsoft and Yahoo’s search engines faces increased scrutiny this week by the Department of Justice (DOJ). The partnership, announced in July, would give Microsoft control of Yahoo’s search service by using its own search engine, Bing, on all Yahoo sites. Yahoo would maintain the responsibility of selling [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On September 13, 2009 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Flickr alters its DMCA policy to preserve more user information.

Microsoft-Yahoo deal faces antitrust scrutiny.

In consideration of Monica Seles attack, U.S. Open boosts security after another player-fan incident.

Lawyer who leaked BALCO information released from prison after serving [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On August 24, 2009 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Wireless industry faces additional scrutiny from the FCC.

Apple v. AT&T v. Google v. FCC–what’s really going on with Google Voice.

Second Circuit rules for Yahoo!’s LAUNCHcast against Sony Music Entertainment.

Google books deal faces additional heat from Microsoft and Yahoo!.

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On July 20, 2009 By JETLaw

In the news…

In the face of congressional scrutiny, Verizon scales back its exclusivity deals.

The Pirate Bay looks to go legit with royalty fees and a user-powered/subsidized business model.

A battle heats up between Microsoft and Google over web-based document apps. Will they be the tools [...]

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Bill Gates vs. Mother Nature

On July 16, 2009 By JETLaw

It looks like Bill Gates has decided to take on one of Mother Nature’s most powerful weapons–hurricanes.  Gates and a team of twelve others are listed as the inventors on five patent applications filed January 3, 2008.  Those applications are directed to methods for preventing or controlling hurricanes by altering the temperature of surface water [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On June 14, 2009 By JETLaw

Because we don’t all have time for that morning newspaper…

– Despite active turnstiles in 2008, Six Flags declares Chapter 11 reorganization to shed $1.8 billion in debt.

– After cheeky encounter with the Today Show’s Ann Curry, actor Brad Pitt adds “no paws” clause to contract for future interviews.

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Microsoft Loses Its Latest EU Antitrust Case

On January 24, 2009 By JETLaw

On January 16, 2009, the European Union found that Microsoft’s practice of bundling its web browser with its operating system violated EU antitrust laws. As a result of the ruling, Microsoft will not be able to sell the two products together in the twenty-seven EU member nations.

In a statement released [...]

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