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Would you like to watch live television on your iPad? Time Warner Cable thinks it’s a great idea. Viacom isn’t quite as happy.

With the rising success of Netflix and Hulu (not to mention Google TV), the television is no longer the only way viewers catch up on episodes of their favorite shows.  Cable [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On March 14, 2011 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

The National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau has released a new list of things companies cannot do in advertisements.

Small victory for LimeWire as federal judge rules statutory damages for P2P infringement constitute one infringement, not multiple.

Federal judge rules that StubHub [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On February 21, 2011 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

J.R.R. Tolkien estate threatens lawsuit over upcoming book featuring Tolkien as a character.

Literary “scout” sues over right to be paid for discovering “Twilight.”

Boarders bankruptcy petition lists creditors that include Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group.

Congress wants to shut down “rogue” [...]

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MTV’s Skins: Underage and Overexposed

On February 1, 2011 By Megan DeLockery

The world of television teen dramas has historically been populated by actors far past their high school years. Who could forget Luke Perry’s receding hairline while playing a sixteen-year-old on the original Beverly Hills, 90210? New shows like the 90210 remake and Glee have continued the tradition and feature a thirty-one-year-old and a [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On January 31, 2011 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

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, [...]

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The lead character “Dora” of Nickelodeon’s wildly popular animated television show, “Dora the Explorer,” has embarked on a variety of journeys during her ten years on the air. Interestingly, “Dora’s” most recent excursion involves a trip to the New York Supreme Court in Manhattan. More specifically, fourteen-year-old Caitlin Sanchez, the actress [...]

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YouTube and Copyright Holders Make Mad Money

On September 7, 2010 By Stephen Josey

Earlier this year, Judge Louis Stanton of the Southern District of New York granted summary judgment to YouTube’s parent, Google, in the landmark case of YouTube v. Viacom. Judge Stanton held that, through the Safe-Harbor provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, as long as online service providers responded promptly to [...]

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This week, the Southern District of New York granted summary judgment for Google in its one billion dollar case against Viacom, finding that YouTube, which is owned by Google, is protected under the safe harbor of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Viacom, along with other plaintiffs, sued YouTube for copyright infringement.

Viacom first [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On May 17, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

New studies indicate that children who begin lying at an earlier age will be more successful in later life.

Hacking of personal information increases tenfold with introduction of Spokeo, a program that imports private information from social networking sites.

Viacom strikes again claiming filming the [...]

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(Please listen to Pink Floyd’s ”Money” in the background as you read this post.)

First, let’s focus on the number one billion. That is 1,000,000,000. To YouTube, this is a very special number. It is the number of views YouTube’s website receives every single day. Another reason the number one billion makes YouTube happy [...]

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