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Question of federal government’s power to protect American families from profane television moves closer to Supreme Court as FCC appeals TV indecency ruling.
U.S. District Judge William Bertelsmen orders gossip blog TheDirty.com to pay $11 million to professional cheerleader in defamation suit.
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Elena Kagan’s record indicates she might be friendly to entertainment cases.
Finland becomes first country in the world to make broadband a legal right for every citizen.
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On July 1, 2010 By Yoshana Jones July 22, 2010
Besides the NBA playoffs, the 2010 World Cup has been the sporting event of the summer that has captured American attentions, even those of us who usually do not follow soccer. Although my interest has waned a little since the U.S. team lost to Ghana in a round sixteen match, I think that Americans, [...]Continue Reading →
On June 30, 2010 By Kevin Lumpkin July 24, 2010
We all remember Jammie Thomas-Rasset, the first person to ever respond to an RIAA file-sharing lawsuit by going to trial, rather than settling for a few thousand dollars (as the vast majority of individuals sued by the RIAA typically do.) Well, the litigation continues, and the RIAA’s initial award of $1.92 [...]Continue Reading →
Federal court finds senatorial candidate Charles DeVore’s political campaign advertisements utilizing Don Henley’s music are not Fair Use.
Congress has driven a stake through the heart of movie box office futures trading — banning the practice.
Federal Trade Commission settles with Twitter in privacy case.
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On June 25, 2010 By Theresa Weisenberger July 22, 2010
This week, the Southern District of New York granted summary judgment for Google in its one billion dollar case against Viacom, finding that YouTube, which is owned by Google, is protected under the safe harbor of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Viacom, along with other plaintiffs, sued YouTube for copyright infringement.
Viacom first [...]Continue Reading →
On June 24, 2010 By Jeremy Francis July 22, 2010
San Francisco has once again waded into a controversial debate by passing novel legislation. Is the city crying wolf or protecting its citizens?
There have long been safety warnings on dangerous products, like cigarettes and alcohol. Now, in San Francisco at least, there are also warnings on cell phones.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors [...]Continue Reading →
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