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Amid growing protests of President Mubarak’s thirty-year autocratic rule, the Egyptian government has shut down the nation’s Internet and wireless networks, as well as stripped Al Jazeera of its broadcasting license and press cards. The President’s presumed goal is to abate protest organizations’ recruitment and assembly efforts via social websites and to limit [...]Continue Reading →
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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, [...]Continue Reading →
On January 12, 2011 By Christina Santana January 10, 2011
A new California law has gone into effect, which imposes criminal liability on:
any person who knowingly and without consent credibly impersonates another person through or on an Internet Web site or by other electronic means for purposes of harming, intimidating, threatening, or defrauding another person.
Any person found guilty of [...]Continue Reading →
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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 [...]Continue Reading →
Money is not really an issue for Mark Cuban. As the outspoken, self-made billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Cuban has been fined a staggering $2 million by NBA Commissioner David Stern over the years. Whether he is fined for criticizing NBA refs via his Twitter-feed, criticizing NBA refs during a post-game [...]Continue Reading →
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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 [...]Continue Reading →
Every day you hear more reasons to be careful about posting personal or inappropriate information on the Internet because it lasts forever, you never know who might see it, and on and on. People often worry about the professional implications of their Internet activity, but now there is more reason to worry about personal safety.
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Hollywood trade newspaper, Daily Variety, may regret suing popular punk rock band that has former entertainment lawyer, Joe Escalante, for a bassist.
Federal judge delays sentencing for a second former University of Kansas athletics official so he can help prosecutors investigate a $1 million ticket scalping scandal.
Writer [...]Continue Reading →
When twenty year-old Michigan resident Hadley Jons logged onto Facebook a during a break from jury duty and saw the familiar “What’s on your mind?” prompt, she didn’t hesitate to answer: “[A]ctually excited for jury duty tomorrow,” she wrote on August 11. “It’s gonna be fun to tell the defendant they’re GUILTY.”
Now Jons is [...]Continue Reading →
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“Innocent Infringer” defense under copyright law may be put to the test as P2P user appeals to the Supreme Court.
Twitter diet helps woman lose twenty-five pounds.
Judge clears Google and Yahoo Argentina of defamation charges for including sex-related web sites in the search results of [...]Continue Reading →
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