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  • Just An Online Minute... Vengeance Is Mine: Big Media's Anti-Piracy Tussles
    When Universal Music Group filed suit against MySpace last year for copyright infringement, the legal move had some unexpected ramifications. ...
  • Former Dentsu Exec Sues Over Hooker Pressure
    The former creative director for the U.S. unit of Dentsu is suing the firm, charging that he was pressured to have sex with prostitutes and placed in other sexually charg ...
  • Americans Wary Of Media Consolidation
    More than half of Americans think it should be against the law for one company to own a newspaper and a television station in the same market, according to ...
  • Consumer Product Safety Chief Nixes More Funding
    Nancy Nord, the acting chairwoman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, has asked Congress not to approve the bulk of pending legislation that would increase the agency's authority, double i ...
  • Google Loses Bid To Dismiss American Airlines Lawsuit
    A federal judge in Fort Worth, Tex. has ruled that American Airlines' trademark infringement lawsuit against Google, stemming from its paid search program, can proceed to trial. ...
  • Late Regulation
    When your business is the gathering and sale of consumer information, you're bound to step into all sorts of privacy muck. A.C. Nielsen even goes as far as tracking traff ...
  • Some Rights Reserved
    Is a new licensing agreement an open-source answer to restrictive copyrights? ...
  • Case in Point
    Most recently, cc has been criticized for lacking a standard model release form that would be compatible with some of its licenses. Despite being used by commercial photographers the wor ...
  • The Hydration Wars:War Is Peace
    All was not quiet on the sports-drink front of the Hydration Wars, as one of its power players, Glacéau Vitaminwater, received a crippling blow to its propaganda machine last mon ...
  • No Jacket Required
    The law firm Foley Hoag wants its identity back, and it's loosening up to get it. ...
  • My Precious Revenue
    The battle for Middle Earth may be over, but it seems that the battle for its revenue may never end. The trust that manages the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien a ...
  • Posse Comes for Shepard Fairey
    Shepard fairey had a rough february. first the ap threatened to charge the artist, who came to national prominence with his Obama Hope posters, with copyright infringement. Then Boston poli ...
  • Canned Rhetoric
    Here's something no one saw coming in 1789: First Amendment protections extend to some types of spam. In September, the Virginia Supreme Court vacated the 2004 conviction of Jeremy Jayne ...
  • Stolen Moments
    Are private moments fair game? In the wake of the now infamous media fiesta that is the Tom Cruise Scientology video clip, and the subsequent griping from the Church ...
  • Who Says Life Is Fair?
    When Passport Video created a 16-part video documentary on Elvis Presley's life, the finished product relied on material from television appearances and recorded performances, as is customary, but showed ju ...
  • Lesbos Takes on Lesbians
    Legal action, publicity stunt, blatant act of homophobia or desperate cry for attention? Any way you look at it, the recent lawsuit involving citizens of the island of Lesbos a ...
  • A Fool for a Client
    Running promotions that involve consumer-generated content seems like a win-win. Users spend time engaging while creating the content and then, hey - free content. But the practice also poses challenge ...
  • Slags of Our Fathers
    When the founding fathers crafted the Second Amendment, they could never have imagined a world of sub-machine guns and armor-piercing bullets - or so the old argument goes. Likewise, wh ...
  • Patent Panting
    Friendster was on top of the social networking world when it applied for what some dubbed "the patent on social networking" back in 2003. By the time Friendster actually receiv ...
  • 10 Things You Need to Know About Regulation
    Our lawmakers can barely keep up with the ever-evolving landscape of the Web ...
  • RAM: License to Ill
    Tape decks have gone the way of the in-dash eight-track, but the enduring appeal of the carefully composed, old-school mixtape made Muxtape a huge Web hit early in 2008. Th ...
  • In This Corner
    A sure sign of Web 2.0 maturing is the emergence of a new generation of online rivalries. Think Google vs. Viacom, NBC Universal vs. Apple and iVillage vs. Glam Medi ...
  • Video:Best Frenemies
    There's a saying that the entertainment industry is called "show business" for a reason, because it's not "show friends." Case in point: Hulu recently banished its content both from onli ...
  • Get Your Rocks Off
    According to an Associated Press story, a 37-year-old model known only as Jane Doe has filed a $5 million lawsuit against jewelry company Szul Jewelry, Inc., claiming the company misl ...
  • FOLO UP: MUSIC PUBLISHERS SUE WEB COS
    Folo up on music publishers suing Web cos (davis) ART ...
  • MIGHT HAVE: LAWSUIT AGAINST SKYPE
    2) might also have story about a lawsuit against skype courtroom imagery? ...
  • POSSIBLE: DISMISSED LAWSUIT AGAINST FBOOK
    Might possibly have a story about a court dismsising a lawsuit against Facebook by a high school student who says she was harassed on the site. (wendy) art: court imag ...
  • FCC/BROADBAND
    recent flurry of filings to the FCC about how to define broadband (wendy) ...