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Be Careful What You (Don't) Tweet

On April 9, 2010 By JETLaw

Newest teen heartthrob Justin Bieber has been making headlines in the United States. After performing on the talk show circuit last week, he performed at the White House Easter Egg Roll over the weekend. Behind the scenes, however, his manager has been making headlines of his own. Scott “Scooter” Braun recently [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On March 21, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Conservative man’s tweets regarding Obama assassination would receive no First Amendment protection.

Sony signs $200 million deal with Michael Jackson’s estate for ten projects over seven years.

Rapper DMX violates probation and gets six-month jail term.

Legal and ethical controversy raised by Virginia [...]

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Is Lindsay Lohan a Milkaholic?

On March 19, 2010 By Jenn Weizenecker

Former Mean Girl, Lindsay Lohan filed a lawsuit on March 8 in New York’s Nassau County Supreme Court against E-Trade alleging that the milkaholic baby, Lindsay, in E-Trade’s Super Bowl commercial is actually a portrayal of herself. Lindsay is trying to milk E-Trade for 100 million dollars in damages and an [...]

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Stay tuned for Is That Really Me?: Social Networking and the Right of Publicity in the Spring 2010 issue (Vol. 12, No. 2) of the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law. The abstract for the note is below:

Social networking sites are ubiquitous in modern culture and popular with people of all ages [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On February 22, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

New iPhone app brings reward to burglars and muggers. Commentators say this and other microblogging services could lead to rise in home insurance premiums.

Young German novelist claims “intertextuality,” not plagiarism, in face of praise-turned-criticism.

Department of Justice creates intellectual property task force to combat [...]

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Google Buzz Causes Uproar Over Privacy Concerns

On February 19, 2010 By JETLaw

Last Tuesday, Google announced its new social networking tool, Google Buzz, to mixed reviews. Google Buzz allows users to share status updates, images, and videos through a new tab in Gmail, and will also be available on the iPhone and Android based phones. This new feature looks like Google’s attempt to compete with [...]

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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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Monday Morning JetLawg

On December 20, 2009 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Eighth Circuit denies NFL’s request to rehear doping case involving two Minnesota Vikings players.

Another professional athlete Twitter violation, but this one viewed as lacking merit.

Following death of Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry, teammate Chad Ochocinco decides not to [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On November 29, 2009 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Prolific spammer sent to prison for more than four years.

White House comes out in favor of net neutrality.

Michelle Obama Google bomb raises censorship questions.

Director Roman Polanski granted $4.5 million bail, but Swiss government has ten days to appeal.

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FTC Requiring Bloggers to Reveal Perks

On October 19, 2009 By Megan Bibb

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) plans to punish bloggers who fail to disclose to readers their relationship with advertisers. The FTC has issued 81 pages of guidelines meant to inspire fair and transparent product reviews online. Bloggers who choose to ignore the new guidelines could face a range of penalties from a strongly-worded [...]

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