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Examining an opposing party’s social media page for damaging pictures or posts has become common practice in many trials, particularly civil trials or those where credibility is a key issue. A Facebook or MySpace picture that contradicts the image a party is attempting to portray can be helpful in swaying a jury. Although using evidence [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On January 10, 2011 By JETLaw

In the news…

California passes new law making it illegal to impersonate celebrities, pushing limits of both trademark and publicity rights protection.

After judge orders permanent injunction, LimeWire drags Amazon.com and Apple into legal battle — demanding accounts of possible backdoor dealings with record labels.

Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction still wound [...]

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Next time you hear your favorite song on the radio and whip out your smartphone to Google those hard-to-decipher lyrics, you may be asked to enter your credit card information before you can get them. That might be extreme, but there is little doubt that change is coming in the world of online song-lyrics.

In [...]

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Cyber-Threatened Tween Could Go for IIED Gold

On July 22, 2010 By JETLaw

Until a few days ago, not many people over the age of fifteen had heard of Jessi Slaughter (an alias). An eleven-year-old girl who frequently posted videos of herself engaging in colorful rants, Jessi was a bit of a celebrity among tweens on the Internet. After someone posted on a tween website, claiming [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg…

On June 21, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

Swedish officials arrest three for suspected copyright infringement due to use of massive piracy servers.

HTC issues Cease & Desist Order to hackers for cooked ROM and fraudulent use of its intellectual property.

IBM’s Supercomputer, “Watson,” to compete against humans on Jeopardy! for the intellectual [...]

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Despite the efforts of Quit Facebook Day, social networking sites are wildly popular. Sites like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and MySpace are increasingly utilized by twenty-somethings that are now entering the workforce. Unfortunately, a large portion of these users are unaware that they are one “I Hate My Job” post away from becoming unemployed. [...]

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When I was growing up, we got to play the Oregon Trail computer game at school on the giant, classroom computer for about fifteen minutes each week. Now, kids have access to the Internet twenty-four hours a day via personal computers and smart phones. In addition, they are capable of constant and instant communication through [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On October 18, 2009 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

In yet another Missouri cyber-bullying incident, teenager arrested for threatening website.

TLC claims breach of contract against Jon Gosselin for stopping production of Jon & Kate Plus 8.

New FTC guidelines threaten to fine bloggers who fail to disclose relationships with advertisers.

Federal [...]

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Corporate radio and mainstream record labels have long enjoyed a seemingly symbiotic relationship that serves their mutual interests in the music industry–making money. Labels provide stations nationwide with the records of up-and-coming artists, and radio stations turn those artists, like Britney Spears and John Mayer, into mega-stars–or so they say. With the demise of Continue Reading