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Nearly a year after Master Sergeant Jeffrey Sarver filed a federal lawsuit against the makers of the Academy Award-winning film The Hurt Locker, the filmmakers are fighting back. On February 1, 2011, the makers of Hurt Locker filed a motion to dismiss Sarver’s lawsuit. In his complaint, in addition to claims [...]

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On January 31, 2011 By JETLaw

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Viacom agrees to pay $1.75 million for class action copyright suit related to BET’s failure to obtain proper “sync” licenses for its programs.

Mobile Resource Card, a financial services company, is suing the Kardashian sisters for walking away from a deal for prepaid celebrity-endorsed debit cards, [...]

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On January 17, 2011 By JETLaw

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Estate of superstar Bette Davis sues Los Angeles clothing store for dress it claims violates the actress’s publicity rights.

Copyright issues still unresolved in the Barack Obama “HOPE” Image controversy.

RapidShare, named as a contributor to digital piracy by a MarkMonitor report, has threatened [...]

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On January 10, 2011 By JETLaw

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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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On November 30, 2010, the Kardashian sisters terminated their licensing agreement with MasterCard for the “Kardashian Kard” after only three weeks–the card was launched on November 9, 2010–due to the negative publicity surrounding the card’s high fees. The Kardashian-endorsed prepaid debit card targeted teens as young as sixteen years-old, and allowed parents to monitor and [...]

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On November 29, 2010 By JETLaw

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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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On November 15, 2010 By JETLaw

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Madonna faces trademark infringement lawsuit by company claiming priority to “Material Girl” used with personal care products.

San Diego Judge resigns from bench due to allegations she taped courtroom discussions in hopeful bid for reality television show.

Class action filed against publisher of Rolling [...]

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On November 8, 2010 By JETLaw

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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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On October 25, 2010 By JETLaw

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Canadian FCC slams DJ and radio station for implying Justin Bieber is gay.

Major networks block web programs from being viewed on Google TV.

Piracy domain seizure bill allowing government to blacklist piracy websites makes major strides in Congress.

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On October 18, 2010 By JETLaw

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Film companies threaten copyright infringement lawsuits against PETA over the animal rights group’s repeated unauthorized use of film clips in their advertising campaigns.

British judge refuses to dismiss plagiarism lawsuit against J.K. Rowling, stating plaintiff claiming Rowling stole ideas for “Harry Potter” from obscure fantasy book [...]

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