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Radiohead, the world-renowned British band led by front man Thom Yorke, has once again taken an innovative step in the digital age of music. You might remember that in 2007, the band released their “In Rainbows” album online with a revolutionary payment system: pay what you think the album is worth. The struggling music industry [...]

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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 1, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

After decades of litigation, legal battle over Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window ignites with new fervor.

Fox faces copyright infringement lawsuit over new reality show, My Parents Are Gonna Love You.

‘Real Housewife’, Danielle Staub, gets tricked then treated to litigation by ex-boyfriend who served her with [...]

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LimeWire Unplugged by Federal Judge

On October 27, 2010 By Nathan McGregor

A federal judge has entered a permanent injunction against LimeWire, pulling the plug on the once-popular provider of peer-to-peer file sharing software. This week, Judge Kimba Wood, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, ordered LimeWire to immediately disable its searching, downloading, uploading, and file trading functionalities.

A [...]

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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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Tenenbaum Case Opens in Massachusetts

On July 31, 2009 By JETLaw

In 1997, Charles Nesson and Jonathan Zittrain founded the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. A research center focusing on legal study of the Internet, notable fellows have included Jimbo Wales, Larry Lessig, John Perry Barlow, and Yochai Benkler. The Center has recently transcended academia to defending an admitted filesharer in the ongoing war against [...]

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In keeping with the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law’s and this affiliated blog’s affinity for covering satirical popular entertainment (see “Respect my Authority!” and “Family Guy‘s Legal Dreams Come True Again” on this blog), a new addition has been made to the list of humorous, if not ineffective, legal [...]

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Grassroots Lending

On October 10, 2008 By Rachel Perkins

As we watch the stock market take record nosedives and banks close their doors, people are beginning to wonder: Will I be able to get a loan? Where should I invest my money? Some of these people are searching for alternatives to traditional financial centers.

Enter [...]

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