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On Wednesday, May 28th, the Center for Copyright Information (“CCI”) released its first progress report on the Copyright Alert System.

This report comes a year and a half after the implementation of the system in February of 2013. Designed as an educational tool to inform online copyright infringers [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On February 21, 2011 By JETLaw

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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

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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.

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On June 7, 2010 By JETLaw

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Scientists use brain scans to determine what makes long-term marriages last.

David Carradine’s widow files wrongful death suit against French production company.

MPAA considers whether to turn its litigious attentions to Ashton Kutcher for pirating a portion of his upcoming movie.

New patent [...]

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Music business executives may have a rising ally in the war on illegal downloading:  the movie business. A lawsuit filed last Monday in the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. pits the movie business against those who engage in the unlawful file-sharing of films. Though the lawsuit is not the first of its [...]

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In April, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) approved the creation of markets for trading box office futures, essentially contracts investors can buy or sell based on individual films’ box office receipts. A typical contract would begin trading six months prior to the release of the film to which it pertained, [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On April 4, 2010 By JETLaw

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Major Internet players and civil liberties groups form Digital Due Process coalition to update privacy laws.

As sign of what’s to come, U.S. Copyright Group launches attack on movie downloaders.

Former legislator and filmmaker sues HBO and Cinemax for giving false credit to soft-core porno.

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In European news, Switzerland has taken a giant leap in the effort to regulate video games. Recently, the country’s parliament passed two resolutions concerning the sale of violent video games. The first resolution, proposed by Christian Democratic Party member and National Councillor Norbert Hochreutener, would make it illegal to sell PEGI 16 or [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On March 14, 2010 By JETLaw

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Burberry lawsuit accuses T.J. Maxx and Marshall’s of selling mass quantities of counterfeits.

E-Trade prepares to defend against Lindsay Lohan’s “meritless” $100 million lawsuit.

Pink Floyd victory against EMI may end online sale of individual tracks.

 Scientologists battle upcoming release of German film.

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Below is the Note abstract for Dr. Strange-rating or: How I Learned that the Motion Picture Association of America’s Film Rating System Constitutes False Advertising, coming to you soon in Volume 12, No. 1 of the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law.

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), a trade association whose members include film [...]

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