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Copyright Office Decides Monkeys Can’t Be Authors

On September 11, 2014 By

Last week, the Copyright Office issued new guidance to clarify that it will only register copyrights for creative work produced by humans. Animals and computers (without human intervention) don’t possess “creative powers of the mind” in the same way that humans do. You’re likewise out of luck if you’re a “divine […]

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On January 26, 2012 By

As any high schooler with a paper due recently could tell you, Wikipedia went black for 24 hours last Wednesday.  The shutdown was part of an internet-wide protest against two anti-piracy bills–the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act.  (For more on these two bills and the debate surrounding them, see Brandon […]

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Italian Wikipedia Bids Arrivederci in Protest of Law

On October 12, 2011 By

As of last week, readers of Italian Wikipedia could no longer view any of its over 870,000 articles, as the website replaced the content with a single letter from the “users of Wikipedia.” The letter explains the website’s preemptive shutdown in protest of pending legislation by the Italian […]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On April 12, 2010 By

In the news…

Rivalry between Adobe and Apple continues with launch of Apple’s iPad; cross developments between products might be affected.

Tensions rising with Twitter becoming viable competitor with iPhone’s App Store.

Privacy concerns arise as hundreds of WordPress Blogging sites are hacked.

Three most popular American Continue Reading

Monday Morning JetLawg

On December 6, 2009 By

In the news . . .

Sprint providing law enforcement with subscribers GPS information.

Is Wikipedia becoming an oligarchy?

Disabled mayor prepared to bring ADA claim against Disney World for treatment over four-wheeled iBOT at Magic Kingdom. German tourist arrested at same park for making security […]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On September 6, 2009 By

In the news . . .

Wikipedia moves to improve the clarity and reliability of crowdsourcing.

Youtube looking to get into the movie rental business.

Amazon makes amend for deleting Orwell from Kindles.

Open-source digital camera developed at Stanford.

Annie Leibovitz’s story underscores the danger […]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On June 14, 2009 By

Because we don’t all have time for that morning newspaper…

— Despite active turnstiles in 2008, Six Flags declares Chapter 11 reorganization to shed $1.8 billion in debt.

— After cheeky encounter with the Today Show’s Ann Curry, actor Brad Pitt adds “no paws” clause to contract for future interviews.

— […]

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Rule 1 of The Bluebook—the authoritative manual for legal citations followed by most American law journals—is as simple as can be: “Provide citations to authorities so that readers may identify and find those citations for future research.” Indeed, that basic rule has been followed by generations of academic authors and law journal editors, […]

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Clean Up Your MySpace or Face Deportation?

On October 16, 2008 By

In the recent case of Badasa v. Mukasey, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit granted Plaintiff Lamilem Badasa’s Petition for Review following the Department of Homeland Security’s denial of her application for asylum. The court’s reason for granting the petition? Merely the fact that the Department based its interpretation of […]

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