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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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(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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Monday Morning JetLawg

On April 4, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Major Internet players and civil liberties groups form Digital Due Process coalition to update privacy laws.

As sign of what’s to come, U.S. Copyright Group launches attack on movie downloaders.

Former legislator and filmmaker sues HBO and Cinemax for giving false credit to soft-core porno.

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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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Imagine the following scenario: A group of students harasses another student who is autistic. The group videotapes its bullying behavior of the student. Someone decides to upload the video to the Internet. After receiving complaints, the website hosting the video immediately removes it. Has a crime been committed?

While most may agree that the actions [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On February 7, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Google and NSA team up to fight cyberattacks.

Scientists discover energy teleportation.

Seventh Circuit upholds prison ban on Dungeons & Dragons against First and Fourteenth Amendment challenge.

Australian copyright holders lose ability to compel ISP assistance. Meanwhile, new Aussie [...]

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Proposition 8: Play Him Off, Keyboard Cat

On January 12, 2010 By Kevin Lumpkin

Remember Proposition 8? Back in 2008, California proved that even in a state where more than 14,000 people will cast a ballot for this guy (and a majority will vote for this guy), 52% of voters oppose gay marriage. Well, the law is now being [...]

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Corporate radio and mainstream record labels have long enjoyed a seemingly symbiotic relationship that serves their mutual interests in the music industry–making money. Labels provide stations nationwide with the records of up-and-coming artists, and radio stations turn those artists, like Britney Spears and John Mayer, into mega-stars–or so they say. With the demise of Continue Reading

Warner Music and YouTube Make New Deal

On October 2, 2009 By JETLaw

Back in December 2008, Warner Music Group pulled its music from YouTube when the two parties could not reach agreement on a new licensing arrangement. The agreements between YouTube and the major record labels apply to official and unofficial videos, so that move affected regular users who uploaded videos containing Warner [...]

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"Kanye West Hates Talented People"

On September 17, 2009 By Sean Wlodarczyk

While the techie side of our journal’s mission receives lots of attention here on the JETLaw Blog, we do sometimes crawl out of our 1970s dorm-style basement office long enough to watch some television and refill on Cheetos and clean socks. Hence, not even I was immune to noticing this week’s MTV Video Music Awards [...]

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