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Monday Morning JetLawg

On September 6, 2009 By JETLaw

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 August 9, 2009 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Iowa County first in America to employ 911 emergency texts.

Risk of censorship hitting Family Guy, video game producers and even the Kool-Aid man.

Minor league baseball player Julio Castillo sentenced to 30 days in jail for fan-injuring baseball thrown [...]

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VEVO the Music

On April 14, 2009 By JETLaw

YouTube and the music industry might have finally found a way to work together. Google, YouTube’s owner, and Universal Music Group (UMG) announced the upcoming launch of their new site, VEVO. YouTube’s Chris Maxcy describes VEVO as “a music and video entertainment hub that will feature UMG’s premium video content.” Viewers will be [...]

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Venomous debates and negotiations between YouTube/Google and content owners are nothing new, but they have just gone to the next level. In the United Kingdom, Google and PRS for Music (the overseas equivalent of ASCAP/BMI) have so far failed to reach an agreement on the payment of royalties for the broadcasting [...]

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DMCA: Like Taking Music From a Baby

On July 20, 2008 By JETLaw


Most of you have probably already seen the above video by now. After all, if there’s one thing that Ally McBeal taught us, it’s that there’s nothing better than a dancing baby–at least if that baby is dancing to legally licensed music. Hear that song in the background? It’s Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy,” and [...]

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Anonymity on the Internet in Danger

On July 16, 2008 By JETLaw

On March 13, 2007 Viacom filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against YouTube and Google claiming that,

YouTube has harnessed technology to willfully infringe copyrights on a huge scale by taking the value of creative content on a massive scale for YouTube’s benefit without payment or license.

YouTube recently suffered a blow [...]

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Privacy and YouTube

On July 15, 2008 By JETLaw

A federal judge recently ordered Google to turn over to Viacom all of YouTube’s viewers’ records, which not only include every video ever watched but also YouTube viewer’s log-in names and IP addresses.  The judge also granted a motion for a protective order to safeguard Google’s search code, characterizing it as a trade secret.  The [...]

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Is Redlasso the New Napster?

On June 2, 2008 By JETLaw

For those who grew up in the Napster era, the music industry’s emphatic protection of its copyrights in music content is very familiar territory. However, the aggressive shutdown of music download websites has plagued the music industry as a bad public relations move for many years. Despite a shift to legalized digital downloading, the Continue Reading