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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
Why Did Godzilla & James Bond Need Congress' Protection?
Jeff Ifrah on the Historic Legalization of Online Gaming in New Jersey
New Happy Birthday Song, Copyright-Free
If you know your Internet memes, you may already have rolled your eyes at the title above. If you don’t get the (dated, I admit) reference, you can, of course, just google it. That “of course” is Google’s strategic vision...more
On 26 November, online gambling was officially given the green light in the state of New Jersey, in what has been a highly anticipated liberalisation of their gambling market. Pundits and stakeholders alike will be eager to...more
On November 28, a round table on the role of the European Union in online gambling was organized by the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) during the sixth Responsible Gaming Day in Brussels.
While in the UK the law in relation to the live streaming of free-to-view television channels has been resolved, following the reference to the CJEU and the High Court decision in the TVCatchUp (TVC) litigation, in favour of...more
On November 15, Judge Chin of the Southern District of New York issued a long-awaited decision in the Google Books case, Authors Guild, Inc. v. Google Inc. Google Books — the project through which Google provides access to...more
When last we looked in on the Google Books dispute, the Second Circuit had overturned class certification in the suit, brought by the Authors Guild and multiple individual authors, on the basis that the District Court first...more
There’s no question that Google’s massive book digitization project has enormous social benefits. Researchers and students are able to find and analyze relevant information more quickly than ever before, authors and...more
The Authors Guild Inc. v. Google Inc., USDC, S.D. New York, November 14, 2013 -
District court grants Google’s summary judgment motion, holding that Google’s scanning and indexing of copyrighted books for its Google...more
In the game Monopoly, lucky players landing on Community Chest might turn over the highly desirable “Bank Error in Your Favor, Collect $200? card. By the next turn, the proceeds are usually invested in properties and houses,...more
Pursuant to the Gambling Law dated 19 November 2009 (“Law”), the Polish government grants monopoly rights over number games, cash lotteries and telebingo. However, the Law does not specifically refer to the internet and the...more
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UK: 12-year ban for snooker match fixing - The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association has suspended snooker player Stephen Lee for 12 years after he was found guilty of match fixing....more
In this issue:
- How Capitol Records v. Vimeo Shapes the Content Stream
- Internet Platform Held Liable for Counterfeit Sales – Hope for Brand Owners
- Daily Journal quotes Greg Sater on native...more
A weekly wrap up of interesting news about virtual worlds, virtual goods and other social media.
A Senator Raises Privacy Questions About Cross-Device Tracking -
Senator Edward J. Markey, Democrat of...more
ORDER that all discovery is stayed in this case until the earlier of 20 days after Defendant files an answer or February 21, 2014. Discovery Plan and Scheduling Order due by 3/13/2014. Signed by Magistrate Judge Cam Ferenbach...more
Via Section 230, the Communications Decency Act (CDA) provides broad immunity for service providers, hosts and website operators for claims stemming from their publication of information created by third parties....more
On January 15, 2013, Sterling Suffolk Racecourse, LLC (“Applicant” or “SSR”) filed an application for a Category 1 gaming license with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (“Commission”). The proposed...more
PROPOSED Joint Discovery Plan / Scheduling Order filed by Plaintiff Chad Elie, Defendants Alain Jeffery Ifrah, Ifrah PLLC . (Chattah, Sigal) (Entered: 10/17/2013) [Clerk Notes.]
As post-season play heats up, a few folks at Major League Baseball were gathered, not in Pittsburgh or Atlanta or St. Louis or Los Angeles, but in Queens, N.Y.
They weren’t at Citi Field to watch the Mets in a playoff...more
Imagine a poker player who played an extraordinary amount of video poker and in doing so discovered a software bug that would allow him to achieve significant payouts through a series of unusual moves. These moves would...more
Vimeo, the online video service, is seeking leave to appeal to the Second Circuit on the issue of whether sound recordings made prior to 1972 are covered by the safe harbor provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act...more
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division (Judge Thomas M. Durkin); MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER re Dismissal of Civil Action based upon the Illinois Loss Recovery Act, 720 ILCS...more
Owners of elite American Quarter Horses may soon be ponying up to create clones of their champions.
On July 31, 2013 a North Texas District Court jury decided that the American Quarter Horse Association’s (“AQHA”) rule...more
Commission Issues Notice Of Shutdown Of Investigative Activities –
On October 1, 2013, the Commission issued a Notice that, as a result of the broader shutdown of the federal government, the Commission “will shut down...more
On September 17, 2013, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York held that the consent decree entered into by and between the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and the...more
As we all know, The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has long taken an active role in the debate regarding the advantages and disadvantages of traditional midwifery and modern medical views regarding childbirth....more