Porn Copyright Trolls Receive Punitive Sanctions
Ed. Note-today we begin a two-part series from the Two Tough Cookies about some of the toughest choices a compliance practitioner may face. As important as this message is for the compliance practitioner, I hope that this...more
May a city require adult bookstores but not other establishments to close between midnight and 10am every night and all day Sunday?
Originally published on the IMLA Appellate Practice Blog - January 27, 2014....more
Mark Zuckerberg famously stated that the purpose of Facebook is “to make the world more open and connected,” and indeed Facebook, other social media outlets and the Internet in general have brought worldwide openness and...more
Increased usage and reliance on the Internet creates new challenges for both employees and an employer’s human resources department. In certain circumstances, employees can be fired for engaging in inappropriate Internet use...more
It seems like a new revelation about mass surveillance by the U.S. government and our allies occurs on an almost daily basis, each one more astounding than the last. Don’t be surprised if those jingling bells you hear on your...more
In many ways, Faisal Hashime's case is a typical child pornography case. A government agent was on the internet looking at child pornography....more
In the aftermath of her failed relationship with Mortie Fyed, Ima Riled did the unthinkable: She uploaded sexually explicit photos and videos of Mortie online – photos Mortie sent Ima in confidence. Ima allegedly posted them...more
July 16 (Bloomberg) -- Morgan Pietz, a Los Angeles copyright lawyer, talks with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about fighting Chicago-based Prenda Law Inc. in federal court for its abusive copyright infringement litigation...more
Fortres Grand Corp. v. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., U.S.D.C., N.D. Indiana, May 16, 2013 -
District court dismisses computer software company’s trademark claims against Warner Bros. based on references in Batman...more
“The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.”
—Spock, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982).
These are the opening words in United States District Judge Otis D. Wright’s May 6, 2013, order issuing...more
In the 2001 case of McKinley v. B.C. Tel, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that a contextual approach is required in order to determine whether there is just cause for termination of employment. A recent wrongful dismissal...more
Do you need to buy a last minute Valentine’s Day gift? You may be thinking of picking up the best-selling book Fifty Shades of Grey. Be careful – you need to read this post so that you are not confused and buy something else....more
It would be hard to overstate the impact of the Supreme Court's recent cases on the Confrontation Clause.
Starting with Crawford v Washington, the Court has given much more meat to the requirement that if testimony is...more
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