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Monday Morning JETLawg

On April 11, 2011 By JETLaw

In the news…

Congress considers a privacy “bill of rights” in light of growing concern over the intrusiveness of social media data gathering.

Although perhaps a bit creepy, contacting someone’s Facebook friends with ill motives is not stalking, at least according to a New York state court.

Apple patent application suggests [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On July 12, 2010 By JETLaw

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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It appears that in the very near future, when you snuggle up in bed with a good book, you may be snuggling up with your computer as well. Enter Google, arguably the most prominent force in media and technology today. The technomedia giant is plowing ahead with its plan to scan and digitize millions of [...]

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Contrary to what many pessimistic job seekers are saying, there is still work out there for M&A lawyers.

Last Thursday, Comcast and General Electric announced a joint venture where Comcast will own 51% of NBC Universal (NBCU). According to Am Law Daily, this deal has been in the works for about [...]

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For the last few years Ray Beckerman, a commercial litigation attorney in New York City, has consistently blogged about his experiences in representing alleged music pirates on his blog, Recording Industry vs. The People. On his blog, Beckerman makes no qualms of expressing his disapproval of the Recording Industry [...]

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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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On August 28, the D.C. Circuit struck down as “arbitrary and capricious” a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulation prohibiting a single cable operator from serving more than 30 percent of the market. Comcast, which challenged the regulation, now has room to increase its 25 percent market share. Groups like Media Access [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On August 30, 2009 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Comcast’s win in district court regarding 1993 FCC rule allows it to pursue more than 30% of cable market.

Musician John Mayer must dish out $25,000 to charity selected by TMZ for losing bet over not-so-secret mug shot.

Michael Jackson’s death officially ruled a homicide [...]

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