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Monday Morning JETLawg

On February 24, 2014 By Brenan Salgado

Broadcast Industry

The U.S. District Court in Utah grants broadcasters’ request for a preliminary injunction against Aereo, ending Aereo’s stretch of court victories over the broadcasting industry.

Information Security

Apple patches an extremely critical security vulnerability in its iOS mobile operating system that allows a third-party to fully intercept and modify encrypted [...]

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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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Electronic Arts’ Preemptive Strike

On March 2, 2012 By Andrew Farrell

Electronic Arts, Inc. (“EA”), the premier video game developer and publisher, is going on the offensive.  Its latest hit, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, was a phenomenal success, selling 8 million copies in the first month of its release.  EA wants to enjoy the hefty profits being produced and make sure that [...]

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Avatar, Inception, and Treatment of PTSD

On October 26, 2011 By Katie Kuhn

The U.S. Army is attempting to harness some of the innovative technology and creative thinking that gave us Hollywood blockbusters Avatar and Inception to help veterans combat nightmares associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 52% of veterans with PTSD report having frequent nightmares, compared with [...]

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Art Imitates Life (and Violent Death) In Juarez

On February 23, 2011 By Jeremy Francis

Ubisoft’sCall of Juarez: The Cartel” has once again sparked debate over violent video games, but this time there’s a twist: players get to participate in a bloody street war that is actually occurring in their own backyard. The controversy surrounding the game is not only based on its glorification [...]

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Yesterday the Supreme Court heard opening oral arguments in the case of Schwarzenegger v. The Entertainment Merchants Association and Entertainment Software Association, a case that could decide the legal status of video games.

The California law at issue would levy fines against retailers who rent or sell video games depicting “especially heinous, cruel, or depraved violence, such [...]

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Whether we like it or not, video games have become an undeniable force in our world. Gone (mostly) are the days where I find an afternoon wasted on NBA Jam or Mario Kart, but I also realize that the N64 I purchased in seventh grade with birthday money is unlikely to be the last console I ever [...]

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In European news, Switzerland has taken a giant leap in the effort to regulate video games. Recently, the country’s parliament passed two resolutions concerning the sale of violent video games. The first resolution, proposed by Christian Democratic Party member and National Councillor Norbert Hochreutener, would make it illegal to sell PEGI 16 or [...]

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Lawsuit May Endanger Survival of NCAA Video Games

On February 17, 2010 By JETLaw

Ed O’Bannon, a marketing director for an auto dealership in Las Vegas, may play a pivotal role in forever changing how the NCAA does business. O’Bannon was a star basketball player for UCLA in the mid-1990s, and now he’s at the forefront of a class action antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA [...]

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The Entertainment Software Association (ESA), an association of computer and video game publishers, won an injunction against the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The ESA sued the CTA in July 2009, challenging the CTA’s recently enacted Ordinance 008-147. The ordinance prohibited [...]

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