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Late last month, a Wolverhampton judge in the United Kingdom sentenced a man to 33 months in jail for distributing a pirated copy of Fast and Furious 6. Phillip Danks covertly recorded the movie from his seat in the back of the theater, and then posted his recording online under [...]

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Netflix and Amazon seem to be in a little bit of trouble.  Jerry Kowal, the former director of content at Netflix, has sued both companies based on a number of allegations, including defamation, [...]

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Who Owns Superman?

On January 28, 2014 By Emily Green

Few comic book characters or superheroes are as well-known or well-loved as Superman. At least nine different films, from as far back as 1948 and as recently as 2013, boast Superman as their main character — and that does not even include television. Thus, it should come as no surprise that the Superman “brand” is a [...]

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Since opening Memorial Day weekend, The Hangover Part II has generated close to $190 million in ticket sales. But that money won’t all go to line the pockets of Warner Brothers executives — there is a good chance that a big chunk of change will also go to a Missouri-based tattoo artist whose [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On February 21, 2011 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

J.R.R. Tolkien estate threatens lawsuit over upcoming book featuring Tolkien as a character.

Literary “scout” sues over right to be paid for discovering “Twilight.”

Boarders bankruptcy petition lists creditors that include Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group.

Congress wants to shut down “rogue” [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On February 14, 2011 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

Scramble ensues to get rights to “Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” trademarks.

Obama issues executive order establishing two interagency advisory committees to oversee enforcement of IP rights.

Judge gives new life to EchoStar’s patent counter-attack against TiVo.

$1 billion copyright infringement lawsuit against Continue Reading

Monday Morning JETLawg

On January 24, 2011 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

Legal fight over song from “The Fighter” causes trouble for CBS, Beck, the NFL, and Busta Rhymes, among others.

Originally proposed by the telecommunications giant, Verizon now opposes FCC’s net neutrality rules.

IFPI music report sheds new light on impact piracy has on recording [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On November 29, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

Warner Bros. pushes boundaries of trademark law by seeking to protect everything related to Harry Potter‘s “Quidditch,” including lingerie.

Television networks draw first blood against Filmon.com’s Internet streaming service for movies and television by getting temporary restraining order.

EMI seeks to bar non-profit legal rights group [...]

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Are You in Our Sites?

On July 2, 2010 By Kate Kliebert

On the first day of a major federal crackdown on movie piracy, United States officials seized the domain names of nine websites offering illegal movie downloads. The new initiative, “Operation in Our Sites,” is a collaboration between the U.S. Immigration and Customs Service (ICE), and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District [...]

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LimeWire — A Sour Situation

On June 10, 2010 By Chris Lantz

If you are even slightly connected to the pulse of the Internet, you know that LimeWire is a popular P2P file-sharing application that allows users to download and share music, movies, and other files over the web. However, you may also question how it has been around for over a decade, and managed [...]

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