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Pokémon Go Faces More Criticism

Pokémon Go is a location-based augmented reality game in which players use their mobile device to catch Pokémon in the players’ real-world surroundings by utilizing the camera, GPS, and gyroscope features of the mobile...more

Privacy in a Connected World: The Celebrity Threesome Injunction

In January, a celebrity applied for an injunction against an English tabloid newspaper that wished to publish an article about a three-way sexual encounter. This case subsequently went all the way to the Supreme Court, and in...more

It’s A Wrap! Sony Pictures Data Breach Case Settles Without A Hollywood Ending For The Plaintiff Class

Everyone loves a good courtroom drama. So just imagine this pitch: henchmen of an evil dictator hack their way into a movie studio computer system. Once inside, they steal the most sensitive personal information of the...more

Hulk-Sized Damages in Sex Tape Privacy and Publicity Case

In 2006, Terry Gene Bollea, better known as “Hulk Hogan,” had sex with his best friend’s wife, Heather Clem. Apparently unbeknownst to either of them, his best friend Todd Alan Clem, now legally known as “Bubba the Love...more

The Law Behind the Hulk Hogan $140 Million Verdict Against Gawker

A few days ago, a jury in Florida awarded Hulk Hogan (real name Terry Bollea)  $140 million because Gawker posted a leaked sex video of the former wrestler. Rather than focus on the lurid details (which you can Google), let’s...more

Hulk Hogan Wins Big Verdict

In what might be a cautionary tale of the privacy risks for organizations who do business in buying and selling information, last Friday, a Florida jury awarded Hulk Hogan, whose true name is Terry Bollea, $115 Million in...more

The battle between children’s right to privacy vs. publisher’s freedom of expression

In the battle between protecting children’s right to privacy and allowing publishers to exercise their freedom of expression, recent case law has seen children’s rights triumph....more

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks -- August 22, 2012

Table of Contents: - Pearson Education Inc. v. Almgren - Eighth Circuit affirms bankruptcy court’s order striking textbook publishers’ demand for jury trial on copyright infringement damages, granting minimum...more

I Know What You Watched Last Summer

The Northern District of California continues the series begun by the Seventh Circuit in Sterk v. Redbox Automated Retail LLC, against class actions brought under the federal Video Privacy Protection Act and seeking lucrative...more

Three Point Shot -- September 2011

IN THIS ISSUE: - Let's Get Ready to Rumble – Muhammad Ali Steps Back in the (Legal) Ring - Trying to Force a Turnover: ESPN Sues Ohio State to Compel Release of Emails Involving Jim Tressel - Gossip about...more

California Employment Law Notes

Employee Who Provided False social Security Number and Other Information Was Barred from Suing For Disability Discrimination Employer Did Not Violate CFRA by Transferring Employee upon Her Return from 19-Week Stress Leave...more

Kutcher Twitter-Punk'd & FTC/Twitter Data Breach Settlement

The attached article provides details about the FTC's recently-finalized settlement with Twitter about the company's alleged data security deficiencies that allowed hackers to gain administrative control of the site twice in...more

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