Protecting Copyright Using Criminal Law

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Violeta Slavu, Titu Maiorescu University,has published Protection of Copyright by Criminal Law Means in the Law Annals, Titu Maoirescu University (forthcoming). The author presents the juridical framework for the protection of copyright by means of criminal Here is the abstract.

Brain Scan Technology Presents Interesting Questions in Criminal Law

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Still, this is too great a law school hypothetical to pass up: What if police officers could skip the hassle of interrogation and just scan your brain for pictures of the crime scene? Scientists at Berkeley can read your mind. Well, not exactly.

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Copyright Infringement: The Criminal Law Analogy

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Eldar Haber, Tel Aviv University, Buchmann Faculty of Law, has published The French Revolution 2.0: Copyright and the Three Strikes Policy at 2 Harvard Journal of Sports & Entertainment Law 297 (2011). Here is the abstract. Internet file-sharing of copyrighted

Julian Assange and Australian Criminal Law

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Anton and Gregor Urbas, Australian National University College of Law, have published Why Julian Assange May Have a Case to Answer in Australia, Despite What the AFP Says (or, Why Julia Gillard Might Be Right). Donald K. Here is the

The Defense Zzone … Criminal law at its finest

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So, periodically you might see wonderful criminal law tidbits looking for your attention. Issues covered by the blog are Crimianl Law, Constitutional Law, 4th Amendment, Evidence and Trial Issues. Take a look and stay tuned for more criminal law related posts. Tags: Criminal Law In an effort to save time and maximize hits, I have combined my parter Lia Fazzone’s blog, The Defense Zzone with mine.

China's Supreme Court And Supreme Procuratorate Issue Interpretation On Bribery Laws - Criminal Law - China

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Types of Payments that May Constitute a Bribe Articles 385, 386, 388, 389 and 390 of China's Criminal Law prohibit payments of "money or property" to public officials for the purpose of obtaining improper benefits, or public officials from accepting such payments. China's Supreme Court And Supreme Procuratorate Issue Interpretation On Bribery Laws - Criminal Law - China

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Criminal Law exam question: What if someone smashed in the ABA’s head with a chapati pan?

The Legal Satyricon

Most criminal law courses require the students to read DPP v. Tags: law practice Camplin. In that case, an older guy by the name of Khan raped a 15 year old boy and then taunted him. So, the boy bashed in Khan’s head with a chapati pan. The court held that in deciding whether [.].

Because sometimes the finger just isn’t enough…

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4th Amendment Issues Constitutional Law Criminal Law Evidence First AmendmentI have to appreciate the New York Courts and the recent decisions that have come through the gates.

Does it really matter what Jodi Arias wants?

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https://www.azag.gov/sites/default/files/sites/all/docs/Criminal/ccc/Final-CapPun.pdf. Constitutional Law Criminal Law Student Blawg Trial Issues By: Melinda Joiner – Student Blawg.

Social media prohibition, unconstitutional

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Indiana naturally counters that the law’s breadth is necessary to achieve its goal. However, the Court did not believe the statute was tailored in a fashion to limit such conduct, but instead cast a broader net, restricting speech that did not meet the ends of the Indiana law. As such, the Indiana law targets substantially more activity than the evil it seeks to redress. Constitutional Law Criminal Law First Amendment

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A twist on a new Illinois law may lead to construction of mini-casinos at highway truck stops. Tags: JETL advertising career celebrities courts criminal law entertainment games intellectual property lawsuits legislation sports technology Apple AT&T casinos google Plaxico

Supreme Court: Dog Sniffs At Persons’ Homes Are Searches Requiring Probable Cause Under the Fourth Amendment

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Supreme Court today upheld the Florida Supreme Court, which affirmed the suppression of marijuana evidence unearthed by law enforcement arising out of their use of a canine sniff at Mr. Jardines’s front door without probable cause. This time, though, the Court sided with personal rights over law enforcement’s use of enhanced searching technologies. Law enforcement may not use enhanced search technologies to intrude upon private spaces without a warrant.

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Science Fiction Becomes Reality: Washington, D.C. to Test New Crime-Prediction Software

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Developed by Richard Berk , Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, the software analyzes about two-dozen variables, including a person’s criminal history and their geographic location. Is it really 2054 already?

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In the news… Jersey Shore season two premiere breaks records … While Snooki gets arrested filming season three. Saudi Arabi blocks Blackberry Messenger , citing national security concerns because the devices operate beyond the government’s ability to monitor their use.

West Virginia Man Charged with Assault after Farting on Officer

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According to the criminal Complaint, the accused, Cruz, was originally pulled over for driving without headlights. Tags: Criminal Law There are some things that need no explanation. I think in this situation, the headline speaks for itself. He failed a field sobriety test and was brought back to the police station, where he was given a breathalyzer test and was fingerprinted.

Congress Seeks to Curb Use of Conflict Minerals in Cellphones

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While the trade and purchase of “conflict&# diamonds has been well-publicized , other minerals are routinely mined and traded in war-torn countries such as Congo. Surprisingly, or at least not as well publicized, many of these minerals play an integral role in the development of cell phones.

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Tags: JETL advertising books career celebrities contracts courts criminal law entertainment financial government intellectual property lawsuits legislation music sports technology Apple AT&T FCC google LAUNCHcast Microsoft Plaxico Burress Sony

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In the news… Elena Kagan’s record indicates she might be friendly to entertainment cases. Finland becomes first country in the world to make broadband a legal right for every citizen. Supreme Court decides patent door should stay open for those creating new business methods.

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In the news… Federal court finds senatorial candidate Charles DeVore’s political campaign advertisements utilizing Don Henley’s music are not Fair Use. Congress has driven a stake through the heart of movie box office futures trading — banning the practice.

Instant Replay, Please: Does the World Cup Need to Implement Instant Replay Technology?

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Besides the NBA playoffs, the 2010 World Cup has been the sporting event of the summer that has captured American attentions, even those of us who usually do not follow soccer. Although my interest has waned a little since the U.S.

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In the news. Comcast’s win in district court regarding 1993 FCC rule allows it to pursue more than 30% of cable market. Musician John Mayer must dish out $25,000 to charity selected by TMZ for losing bet over not-so-secret mug shot.

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In the news… U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejects Jersey Shore star Snooki’s application to trademark her nickname.

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New Nebraska sex offender law has those within its reach crying foul. In the news. Eighth Circuit denies NFL’s request to rehear doping case involving two Minnesota Vikings players. Another professional athlete Twitter violation , but this one viewed as lacking merit.

States May Pool Resources to Investigate Google’s Data Collection

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Attorneys General from approximately thirty states are discussing whether Google violated any laws when cars used by the company to snap pictures for the Street View service also collected personal information sent over a number of unsecured wireless networks.

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In the news… Federal Trade Commission opens investigation into whether Apple is using its position in the market to harm competitors. DNA introduced to bolster thirty-year old murder charges in Atlanta killings.

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In the news… Scientists use brain scans to determine what makes long-term marriages last. David Carradine’s widow files wrongful death suit against French production company.

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Developments in biotechnology outpace laws and regulations by leaps and bounds. In the news… Reminiscent of music industry tycoons, producers of “The Hurt Locker&# sue BitTorrent users for illegal downloading of the film.

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70,000 blogs unexpected shut down by unidentified law enforcement agency. In the news… Michigan woman faces murder charges from a Facebook feud that ended in tragedy.

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Two West Virginia men facing criminal charges for selling tickets to a non-existent Lady Gaga concert. In the news… FCC gives Hollywood the green light to deactivate PCs and individual home theaters that show pirated movies.

Your Collection Agent Wants to be Friends With You on Facebook

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By now most have been warned of the dangers of posting sensitive or private information on social network sites. But this past Monday, July 12, 2010, National Public Radio (NPR) ran a story detailing the latest risk faced by users of Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, and the like.

E-MAIL gets 4th Amendment Protection

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4th Amendment Issues Constitutional Law Criminal Law Evidence Trial IssuesThe Sixth Circuit United States Court of Appeals, Tuesday, ruled that e-mail is legally protected by the Fourth Amendment. It determined in a 3-0 vote that users still had a reasonable expectation of privacy online, that e-mail was similar to traditional communication and thus that the government still needed a search warrant to intercept and read e-mail.

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“Purse”onal Jurisdiction

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The complaint alleged violations of sections 32(1) and 43(a) of the federal Trademark Act of 1946, along with common law trademark infringement claims.

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In the news. If Sandra Bullock’s stable presence helped husband Jesse James obtain full custody of his daughter, what would divorce mean for young Sunny ? Cyber Command from Department of Defense ready to take over defense against cyberattacks.

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In the news… Swedish officials arrest three for suspected copyright infringement due to use of massive piracy servers. HTC issues Cease & Desist Order to hackers for cooked ROM and fraudulent use of its intellectual property.

“Hurt Locker” Producers Seek to Hurt Wallets of Thousands of Individuals for Unlawful File-Sharing

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Music business executives may have a rising ally in the war on illegal downloading: the movie business. A lawsuit filed on Monday in the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. pits the movie business against the unlawful file-sharing of films.

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In the news… New iPhone app brings reward to burglars and muggers. Commentators say this and other microblogging services could lead to rise in home insurance premiums. Young German novelist claims “intertextuality,&# not plagiarism , in face of praise-turned-criticism.

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Actor Jerry O’Connell puts law school on hold to “just play one on TV.&#. Microsoft Twitter patent webcam spy software Jerry O'Connell law school CRM Matisse Picasso Paris museum Dalai Lama Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences GoDaddy.com Roger Wireless Toronto

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Documentary filmmaker turns legal spy for Texas law firm in Nicaraguan pesticide exposure case. Europe’s highest court Thursday confirmed an earlier ruling that companies using the names of their competitors as Internet advertising keywords are not infringing European trademark laws.

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In the news. California “green rush&# faces setback with new L.A. ordinance. Television host Nancy Grace loses battle to ban cameras from deposition in wrongful death case.

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Case of lost iPhone prototype may result in criminal charges. In the news… Thirty-year study underway to research link between cellphone use and negative health effects. iPad potential taken to new heights as concert pianist performs on device at symphony hall.

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In the news. Ex-gay advocacy group battles Disney’s non-discrimination policy through shareholder vote. Coldplay facing yet another charge of plagiarism. Big week for baseball as slugger Mark McGwire comes clean on steroid use. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says privacy age is over.

District Judge Dismisses Case Challenging Denial of Master of Science Degree

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On June 18 of this year, U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks dismissed the lawsuit filed by the Institute for Creation for Research Graduate School (“ICRGS&# ) against the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Legal Secretary Should Probably Quit Her Day Job

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found herself in hot water with the law after her employer discovered she was using a law firm corporate credit card to finance an exotic dancing enterprise called “Show N Tell Entertainment,” a service that provides male exotic performers to female clientele.

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