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No Hugs for a Friend

On February 24, 2014 By Chastity Bobo

Four years after audiences left the theater with damp handkerchiefs and thoughts of their favorite childhood toys, Disney is embroiled in a legal battle over the rights to the huggable villain who was set on thwarting Woody and Buzz’s return to their best friend Andy in Toy Story 3. New Jersey’s Diece-Lisa Industries (DLI), which holds [...]

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JETLaw Keeps Climbing in W&L Journal Rankings

On February 20, 2014 By JETLaw

JETLaw moves up 33 spots!

In the annual law journal rankings compiled by Washington & Lee University School of Law, JETLaw has risen another thirty-three spots — to No. 167, our highest rank ever!

We thank our exceptional authors for contributing high-quality scholarship and congratulate them for the warm [...]

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Google Mapping Global Temperatures

On February 18, 2014 By Emma Stephens

In a winter where “polar vortex” has become a part of everyday vocabulary and debate over the Keystone XL pipeline has encouraged discussion of climate change, the University of East Anglia’s Climactic Research Unit has shared a data set on Google Maps (it can also be viewed on Google Earth) that Continue Reading

Monday Morning JETLawg

On February 17, 2014 By Bradlee Edmondson

Surveillance & Censorship:

The Washington Post reports that documents leaked by Edward Snowden show that the NSA received intelligence from Australia’s signals intelligence division on Chicago-based law firm Mayer Brown in relation to the firm’s representation of the Indonesian government in a trade dispute. In response, Indonesia’s foreign minister Continue Reading

The Target: Protecting Consumers’ Data

On January 22, 2014 By Rebecca Loegering

Over the holiday season, Target suffered a highly publicized data breach affecting between 70 and 110 million customers, one of the largest breaches of retail data in history. This personally identifiable data was hacked, according to Target executives, by malware installed on point-of-sale devices in Target’s checkout lines. The malicious software — [...]

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This summer the Los Angeles Police Department hopes to outfit 600 of its officers with on-body video cameras. The cameras, unlike the picture at left, resemble a bluetooth ear piece and would attach to the officer’s collar or sunglasses. Funding for the project has been secured from private donors, with the department raising [...]

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Aereo Heads to the Supreme Court

On January 16, 2014 By Brenan Salgado

On Friday, January 10, the Supreme Court granted cert to the major broadcasters’ challenge to Aereo. This follows on the heels of a recent ruling questioning the legality of Aereo’s (and, increasingly, other TV-over-internet service providers’) business models.

Aereo’s TV-over-internet technology captures over-the-air digital television broadcasts and relays them as [...]

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I had originally planned on making this a video post. I thought it might be interesting to discuss how media portrayals of crime have changed, using a video of Rockstar Game’s Grand Theft Auto V to ground my commentary. However, when I uploaded the video to YouTube, it got flagged for copyright [...]

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Privatizing the Surveillance State

On January 14, 2014 By Brooke McLeod

While the public is increasingly uncomfortable with the idea of government cameras and Internet snoops recording their daily behavior, Americans seem much more willing to routinely monitoring people, pets, or handymen.

People have had security cameras aimed at garage doors or novelty cameras aimed at ocean views for years. However, cameras that transmit images over [...]

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Thanks to our authors for a great semester full of legal analysis across intellectual property, entertainment, and technology law. This will be our last regularly scheduled post of the semester. We head into final exams right after the Thanksgiving break. Good luck, everyone!

Google announces that it will Continue Reading