Trial by Jury: Why It Matters in a Democratic Society
Waldman: Stop Immunizing Websites That Allow Harassment
Busy Days For Voting Rights Advocates, Thanks to SCOTUS
A Moment of Simple Justice - Snitching Ain't Easy
Fighting for Education Rights: Equal Justice for Pregnant and Parenting Students
Combining Arms for Justice-Involved Veterans
A Moment of Simple Justice - Cameras on Cops
A Moment of Simple Justice - Ferguson
A Moment of Simple Justice - Revenge Porn
Schoenbrod: SCOTUS Ruling Helps EPA Deal With a "Stupid Statute"
SOX Whistleblower Protections Extend to Private Companies: Critical Steps to Take Now
A More Perfect Union: Why Punish Russia for Crimea?
Jail Time for Revenge Porn Offenses?
End Game in the Fight Over Same Sex Marriage?
Is Punishment Dead in America?
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Falls Short on Good-Faith Test
Bill on Bankruptcy: Madoff Victims Rooting for Stanford Victory
Bill on Bankruptcy: Listening in the Dark at the NCBJ
Health Care Antitrust & the Supreme Court – Interview with Bruce Sokler, Member, Mintz Levin
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Shows Need for Amending Bankruptcy Law
The fallout from a massive cyber attack on Sony in November escalated tremendously this week. After exposing embarrassing emails and confidential company information, stealing the screenplay for an upcoming James Bond movie,...more
Manuel Noriega v. Activision Blizzard, Inc., No. BC 551747 (Cal Super. Ct. filed October 27, 2014) -
In recent years, federal and state courts have wrestled with how to assess right of publicity claims in the video...more
Fortres Grand Corporation v. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. -
The U.S Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a trademark infringement claim, finding that a real computer software product...more
Authors Guild, Inc., et al. v. HathiTrust, et al. -
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, affirming a district court summary judgment ruling in favor of a consortium of authors, ruled that the unauthorized...more
David Ortiz, known affectionately as “Big Papi,” is larger than life. As a clutch hitter for the Boston Red Sox, Ortiz’s swing is only matched by his big, friendly personality — both of which have served him well.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is currently hearing an appeal of a district court decision, which if upheld would have enormous ramifications for freedom of speech and the online service provider safe harbor...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
The USDC for Western District of Texas (Austin Division) found that the Texas "in-person" gaming requirement with respect to advanced deposit wagering does not discriminate against or unduly burden interstate commerce. The...more
A recent spate of cases has generally upheld, on First Amendment grounds, a developer’s right to include unlicensed trademarks in video games. However, until the body of case law becomes so prevalent that trademark owners...more
A weekly wrap up of interesting news about virtual worlds, virtual goods and other social media.
In This Issue:
- Around the Virtual World: May 20-24, 2013
- Nintendo Wants Review of Patent Claim Ruling in Wii...more
Nevada Gaming Commission NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMMENTS AND/OR LANGUAGE ON REGULATIONS CONCERNING INTERSTATE AGREEMENTS FOR INTERACTIVE GAMING.
Section 6 of Assembly Bill 114 from the 2013 Legislative Session...more
State of Texas Ballot Measure SJR No. 43: "The constitutional amendment to authorize online poker gaming regulated under federal law." [By: Sen. Leticia Van de Putte]
A JOINT RESOLUTION proposing a constitutional...more
In late February 2013 the New Jersey Legislature passed legislation allowing on-line wagering, subject to certain limitations. This legislation was signed into law by Governor Chris Christie. Under the new law, licensed...more
The Off-Reservation Internet Gaming Debate: International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) Discussion (03.09.2013) [re-purposed extract from IMGL LinkedIn legal discussion]
Some believe that from a US Constitutional...more
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF THE CONSTITUTIONALITY OF THE PROFESSIONAL AND AMATEUR SPORTS PROTECTION ACT [U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division]
[USDOJ Memo of Points & Authorities argues that PASPA is...more
Supporters and opponents lining up as Catholic Advocate, American Majority Action and 60 Plus Association sent this letter, which calls upon Congress to move the Reid-Kyl iGaming prohibition legislation which they say will...more
[From the NCLGS website -- About Us]
The National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) is the only organization of state lawmakers that meets on a regular basis to discuss issues in regard to gaming. Members...more
A Brief History of the Fraternal Order of Police [From the FOP website]:
In 1915, the life of a policeman was bleak. In many communities they were forced to work 12 hour days, 365 days a year. Police officers didn't like...more
CHRISTOPHER FERGUSON’S MEMORANDUM OF LAW JOINING HOWARD LEDERER’S MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT OF HIS MOTION TO DISMISS THE VERIFIED SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT:
"Christopher Ferguson joins in Howard Lederer’s...more
[LEDERER'S MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANT AND CLAIMANT HOWARD LEDERER’S MOTION TO DISMISS THE VERIFIED SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT’S IN PERSONAM CIVIL MONEY LAUNDERING CLAIM AND FIRST AND SECOND IN REM...more
[MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANT AND CLAIMANT HOWARD LEDERER’S MOTION TO DISMISS THE VERIFIED SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT’S IN PERSONAM CIVIL MONEY LAUNDERING CLAIM AND FIRST AND SECOND IN REM CLAIMS]
[PPA Memorandum to Sen. Jon Kyl: The Constitutionality of Pending Internet Poker Legislation (10/31/2012) -- Paul D. Clement]
"The Poker Players Alliance has now asked me to assess whether a revamped version of...more
Churchill Downs Inc. challenging Texas law that would ban TwinSpires.com:
In a bold move to keep online wagers on...more
H.R. 6530 -- Global Free Internet Act of 2012:
The Global Free Internet Act of 2012 would establish a formal process in the U.S. government for evaluating policies that pose threats to Internet users and online services....more
As previously discussed on this blog, last year the First Circuit held that the jury verdict for $675,000 in statutory damages against graduate student and file sharer Joel Tenenbaum should not have been reduced to $67,500 by...more
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