Seventh Circuit Judge Richard Posner is no second banana to the Banana Lady.
Not only did Judge Posner write an opinion affirming the dismissal of the Banana Lady’s copyright infringement lawsuit, but he also pealed back…more
The operators of jerk.com may be the real jerks—and may be violating federal law—according to charges levied by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in an administrative complaint.
The FTC accused Jerk, LLC, the operator of…more
Two provisions in eBay’s User Agreement are not enforceable contract provisions but simply general descriptions of how eBay operates.
The Ninth Circuit affirmed a trial court’s dismissal of a case involving eBay’s automatic…more
How long does it take three appellate court staff members to change into and out of protective clothing for a poultry processing plant? Not long, so the appellants lost their appeal in the Seventh Circuit.
The Illinois Supreme Court found in two separate cases that the state’s eavesdropping statute is unconstitutional.
The statute makes it illegal to use an “eavesdropping device” to hear or record any conversation without the…more
An advertising campaign soliciting former dental patents as potential clients for a law firm is commercial speech, which is not protected under the Texas anti-SLAPP statute.
The law firm, Mauze & Bagby, P.L.L.C. (M&B) “ran…more
A federal judge denied a motion to dismiss a defamation case against television court commentator Nancy Grace for her comment about Michael Skakel, whose murder conviction was overturned and who is awaiting retrial, during a…more
An actress’s brief appearance in an anti-Islamic film may be copyrightable, entitling the actress to an injunction requiring Google to remove the film from YouTube, the Ninth Circuit found.
Cindy Garcia was cast in a minor…more
Michael Jordan has scored again—this time at the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals—but it’s no slam dunk.
The appellate court found that a full-page spread by Jewel Food Stores, Inc., in a Sports Illustrated commemorative…more
Beware of a malware computer program that encrypts all of your computer data and holds it for ransom, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and FBI warn.
Called Cryptolocker, the program locks all of a computer’s data. In order…more
Need to talk to your kids about internet use? The Federal Trade Commission has issued an updated guide to help with the conversation.
“Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids About Being Online” provides advice to parents on how to…more
The posting by a news service of a recording and transcript of a call with financial analysts is a “fair use” and not copyright infringement, the Second Circuit found.
Bloomberg L.P., a financial news and data reporting…more
A blogger has the same First Amendment rights as a traditional journalist and to prove defamation for a post, a plaintiff must show some degree of negligence by the blogger, the Ninth Circuit found.
The case involved one of…more
Today’s cars are computers on wheels and are subject to hacking and infection by malware. The legal implications of this technical vulnerability have yet to be adequately addressed, according to the attorneys at Balough Law…more
Some franchisees of Aaron’s, Inc., the rent-to-own retailer, leased computers with programs that spied on their customers with the franchisor’s knowledge and assistance.
Aaron’s, Inc. agreed to a consent decree with the…more
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