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Monday Morning JetLawg

On March 14, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Burberry lawsuit accuses T.J. Maxx and Marshall’s of selling mass quantities of counterfeits.

E-Trade prepares to defend against Lindsay Lohan’s “meritless” $100 million lawsuit.

Pink Floyd victory against EMI may end online sale of individual tracks.

 Scientologists battle upcoming release of German film.

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The Devil Listens to Nirvana . . .

On March 3, 2010 By JETLaw

This past summer, in only the second lawsuit of its kind to go to trial, Boston University graduate student Joel Tenenbaum was ordered to pay four record labels a total of $675,000 in damages for illegally downloading 30 songs and sharing them online. The decision came one day after the 25-year-old doctoral student [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On February 28, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

U.S. Copyright Czar launches public inquiry into how Americans think copyright infringement law can be improved.

FCC regulatory plan set to be launched soon has broadband providers on the defensive.

Costs associated with Tiger press conference will go to him, not taxpayers.

The end [...]

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On Friday, January 22, Judge Michael Davis reduced the jury award by ninety-seven percent in a case brought by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) against Minnesota mother Jammie Thomas-Rasset for copyright infringement of twenty-four songs obtained through illegal file sharing, calling the original fine “monstrous and shocking.” This case [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On January 25, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Judge reduces jury verdict against Jammie Thomas-Rasset by 97%.

Pope encourages use of new media.

Severance packages, the Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction,” and Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog: Final week of The Tonight Show raises interesting contract and intellectual property issues.

Actress [...]

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According to a recent announcement from Verizon Communications Company, the company will begin issuing “copyright notices” to customers accused of illegally downloading copyrighted material from the Internet. The notices will be sent on behalf of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and will be delivered by email or automated voice messaging. [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On November 16, 2009 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Google tones down its settlement demands in hopes of keeping agreement alive.

Computer programmers who assisted Madoff in $60 billion fraud arrested; face charges of conspiracy, falsifying books and records of a broker dealer, and falsifying books and records of an investment advisor.

NFL receiver Chad [...]

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For the last few years Ray Beckerman, a commercial litigation attorney in New York City, has consistently blogged about his experiences in representing alleged music pirates on his blog, Recording Industry vs. The People. On his blog, Beckerman makes no qualms of expressing his disapproval of the Recording Industry [...]

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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

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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