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Earlier this year, Google debuted the ill-fated Google Buzz feature.In case you missed it, Buzz was Google’s attempt to get into the social networking game by integrating a Facebook-like status posting mechanism (amongst other things) with Gmail inboxes. One of the problems was that the moment Google introduced [...]Continue Reading →
The thirty-year marriage of Budweiser and Major League Baseball (MLB) turned sour late last week when Anheuser-Busch (A-B) filed suit against the league. A-B alleges that the league’s licensing arm, MLB Properties, reneged on an agreed sponsorship renewal for the upcoming season. The brewer, whose sponsorship rights were set to expire later this [...]Continue Reading →
Jersey Shore season two premiere breaks records…
While Snooki gets arrested filming season three.
Saudi Arabi blocks Blackberry Messenger, citing national security concerns because the devices operate beyond the government’s ability to monitor their use.
Chelsea Clinton ties the knot in New York…
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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 →
It seems politicians should have learned by now not to use music in their political campaigns without getting permission from the artist. However, legendary power trio, Rush, are the latest in a long line of musicians taking legal action against political candidates for alleged copyright infringement. Rush are upset that Rand Paul, [...]Continue Reading →
In the news . . .
Flickr alters its DMCA policy to preserve more user information.
Microsoft-Yahoo deal faces antitrust scrutiny.
Lawyer who leaked BALCO information released from prison after serving [...]Continue Reading →
On July 13, 2009 By Megan Bibb July 24, 2010
After nearly 2 1/2 years of battling, commercial Internet Radio webcasters have reached a settlement agreement with SoundExchange–an organization empowered by the Copyright Royalty Board to negotiate different royalty rates on behalf of musicians and record labels–regarding royalty payments for playing music on Internet radio stations.
Tuesday’s settlement resolved a controversy that began [...]Continue Reading →
On January 18, 2009 By JETLaw January 18, 2009
After a nasty public battle between media giants Warner Brothers and 20th Century Fox, comic book fans can once again look forward to March 6. That is the day that Watchmen, a highly anticipated adaptation of Alan Moore’s popular graphic novel of the same name, hits theaters. Until recently, the film’s [...]Continue Reading →
On November 3, 2008 By JETLaw November 3, 2008
Google has agreed to pay a total of $125 million to settle a lawsuit brought by authors and publishers due to Google’s efforts to put books online. Google will be able to put millions of volumes online now, most of which are no longer in print. Those behind the class-action lawsuit filed it [...]Continue Reading →
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