Are Criminal Laws the Right Response to Revenge Porn?
Why Ending FCC Blackout Rules May Be Broadcast TV's Demise
Beastie Boys Sue; Law Prof's 'Head Spins'
Polsinelli Podcast - What's Next in Health Reform 2014
Breaking Bad: Is Final Episode a Trade Secret?
Redskins Name Is an 'Ethnic Slur,' Says Lawyer
Fantasy Football: The Legal Reality
Ernest DelBuono on Aviation
Jack Deschauer on Government Investigations
Social Networking: New Risks & Opportunities at Work
Inside NFL's Jaguars Owner's Fulham FC Purchase
What is a domain name? Is it the same as a company name?
Porn Copyright Trolls Receive Punitive Sanctions
Yankees' Lawyer on Manchester City MLS Partnership
Patent Series: Protecting inventions
Trademark Series: Use-based trademark protection
Trademark Series: Protecting your mark from becoming generic
Trademark Series: Matching your commercial strategy
Trademark Series: Building a global brand
Harlem Shake's Copyright Issues
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled in a 8-1 decision yesterday that the “Improper Photography and Visual Recording Act” is facially unconstitutional. The case involved a guy who allegedly took pictures of kids at a...more
On September 8, the Alabama Department of Revenue’s Administrative Law Division (the “ALD”) issued a ruling that will likely send shock waves to photographers across the state, and if not successfully appealed or if applied...more
The 2013-14 term of the Supreme Court ended with multiple decisions on intellectual property issues.
Over the past few months, the Court issued a number of patent law related opinions covering ground from claim...more
After World War II, works of art suspected of having been stolen by the Nazis were listed on a special registry called the Musées Nationaux Récupération (MNR registry), and stored in French museums until they could be...more
Growing up in the 80s, it’s amazing how both fashion and technology have evolved since Scrunchies and Commodore 64s – although a quite separate evolution. I can’t recall a fashionable pager (really, go try to find one), or a...more
After morning presentations by both Mohegan Sun and Wynn, the Commissioners continued their final deliberations of the two applicants for the sole Boston-area casino license, and voted today 3-1 to award the license to Wynn...more
Last week, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission announced that it was “rapidly approaching the completion of the Evaluation Process” for the Region A resort-casino license applications submitted by Wynn and Mohegan Sun. The...more
An official delay in the reformation of the Dutch games of chance market is a fact. Although the Netherlands is still aiming for the 1stof January 2015 for the proposed Dutch Remote Gambling Act to enter into effect, the...more
Who doesn't love football? NFL or CFL, when our favourite team runs onto the field, we start cheering at the television. Second on the headlines for us in BC is weather Travis Lulay will return to the BC Lions with yet...more
The Gambling Commission has updated its FAQs and has extended the deadline for the licensing of “gambling software” providers....more
This is a period of unprecedented change for collegiate athletics, with potentially surprising tax consequences to the parties involved. Within the past six months, a federal district court held that the antitrust laws...more
Last month, Wikimedia (the operator of Wikipedia) again refused the request of British photographer David Slater to remove a picture of a monkey from the Wikimedia Commons database of publicly available photographs....more
Just a short ten days ago I wrote about how thrilled I was that the National Football League’s (NFL) 95th season was upon us and pro football was about to begin. But in the intervening 10 days, it is as if the very football...more
The Italian gaming law regime after considerable court cases is now eventually upheld by the Italian Administrative Supreme Court in a dispute relating to a so called ‘centro trasmissione dati‘ or ‘CTD‘.
On 15 August 2014 a new act (Act no. 22 of 2014) entered into force in Hungary, setting out the rules of a new tax category: advertisement tax. According to the act, an advertisement is subject to the tax if it is published...more
On 24 June 2014 the European Commission resolved that it does not object to an increase in indirect state support (in the form of a tax rebate), from 20% to 25%, for the production costs of films produced in Hungary. It is...more
After a summer of no polling on the ballot initiative to repeal the Massachusetts gaming law (Question 3), pollsters announced the results of three polls in the last week of August and the first week of September. All three...more
The Leveson Inquiry highlighted a prevailing confusion as to how data protection law applies to journalism and the media. To tackle this it was recommended that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) work to prepare a...more
By now, everyone has heard that Ray Rice has been cut by the Baltimore Ravens and had his laughable two game suspension increased to “indefinite”. And the increased punishment is being lauded by sports pundits everywhere. All...more
Yesterday, the N.F.L. terminated Baltimore Ravens running back, Ray Rice . This is after video emerged of Rice punching his fiancee (now wife) and knocking her unconscious in an elevator in Atlantic City....more
In This Issue:
- Introduction & Summary
- The Monitor's Activity This Quarter
- Observations As To Specific Areas
- Other Events During The Reporting Period
Over the past month, the internet has been abuzz trying to determine if the owner of the copyright to this photo belongs to the monkey or the camera owner, David Slater.
During a trip to Indonesia in 2011, Slater, a...more
Lawsuit panned by Court. The popular ratings app Yelp has been cleared by a federal appeals court of allegations in a class action lawsuit that the company extorted advertising dollars from businesses by threatening to remove...more
In a thought-provoking article, Anthony F. Della Pelle considers the interesting question of whether the City of Los Angeles could simply “take” the LA Clippers via eminent domain. One might typically associate California’s...more
Arrow Productions, LTD v. The Weinstein Company LLC - USDC, S.D. New York, August 25, 2014:
District court dismisses copyright and trademark infringement claims of copyright owner of 1972 pornographic film Deep Throat,...more
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