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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 8, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

Rolling Stone dodges publicity rights lawsuit for placing famous pictures of artists on t-shirts and other merchandise.

Britain moves to revise intellectual property laws to conform to the Internet age.

Rock band, Creed, sues Yamaha Motor Corporation to stop exploitation of hit “Higher” in [...]

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T-Mobile Plays Gatekeeper, Gets Sued

On September 21, 2010 By Whitney Boshers

May a mobile carrier legally block the transmission of certain text messages to its subscribers because of an objection to the content of only a portion of those texts? EZ Texting, a mobile marketing company who filed suit against T-Mobile last Friday, is hoping a federal court will respond with an [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On August 23, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

“Innocent Infringer” defense under copyright law may be put to the test as P2P user appeals to the Supreme Court.

Twitter diet helps woman lose twenty-five pounds.

Judge clears Google and Yahoo Argentina of defamation charges for including sex-related web sites in the search results of [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On April 12, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

Rivalry between Adobe and Apple continues with launch of Apple’s iPad; cross developments between products might be affected.

Tensions rising with Twitter becoming viable competitor with iPhone’s App Store.

Privacy concerns arise as hundreds of WordPress Blogging sites are hacked.

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In a unanimous decision today, the D.C. Circuit vacated an order previously issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), mandating that Comcast not selectively limit its users’ bandwidth–namely, that the FCC cannot regulate Comcast’s practice of limiting bandwidth use by peer-to-peer programs. See below for a breakdown of what the decision means for [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On November 29, 2009 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Prolific spammer sent to prison for more than four years.

White House comes out in favor of net neutrality.

Michelle Obama Google bomb raises censorship questions.

Director Roman Polanski granted $4.5 million bail, but Swiss government has ten days to appeal.

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On October 26, 2009 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Musicians use Freedom of Information Act to find out how the government is using their music.

The continued battle over net neutrality.

New music service being launched by Google, iLike and Lala partnership.

Big Brother winner Adam Jasinski uses prize money [...]

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FCC's New Rules for "Net Neutrality"

On September 21, 2009 By JETLaw

Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski has proposed two new rules designed to aggressively protect the free movement of online traffic by preventing Internet service providers from restricting web sites and other services on the Internet. The proposed rules would require carriers to practice “reasonable” network management and respect “net neutrality,” the principle [...]

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Eyes of Tech World on Obama’s Pick for FCC Chairman

On January 20, 2009 By JETLaw

Many eyes in the tech world are now fixed on Julius Genachowski, President Obama’s pick for Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman. If confirmed, Genachowski will face a number of important challenges. Indeed, according to Network World columnist Johna Till Johnson, the decisions that Genachowski will make over the next few years could decide [...]

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