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Prince Ordered by Judge to Pay Nearly $4 Million to Perfume Maker

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Pop star sent "mixed messages" about whether he'd put his name on bottle of perfume and appear on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" to promote it. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Style Business Prince

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Ninth Circuit Ruling Trimming CFAA Claims for Misappropriation Reminds Employers that Technical Network Security is the First Defense

New Media and Technology Law

The Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc , has upheld a district court’s dismissal of criminal charges under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act that were predicated on misappropriation of proprietary documents in violation of the employer’s computer use policy. United States v. Nosal , No. 10-10038, 2012 U.S. LEXIS 7151 (9th Cir. 10, 2012).

Megaupload Lawyer Accused of Conflict of Interest By U.S. Government

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Eriq Gardner The Quinn Emanuel firm has represented entertainment companies, and prosecutors hint that many Hollywood executives will be called to testify in the case against Kim Dotcom and Megaupload read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business Kim Dotcom International

Bill O'Reilly To Trayvon Martin's Mother Sybrina Fulton: Was I Wrong To Say That Al Sharpton Should Apologize? (VIDEO)

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

It is sad to see that there are Americans who still listen to a person like Bill O'Reilly. The fact alone demonstrates that America still has a long way to travel to achieve the goal of becoming a more perfect union. John H. Armwood

William Friedkin Sues Paramount, Universal Over 'Sorcerer' Ownership

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Eriq Gardner The director of the 1977 thriller demands answers as to who owns his film. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business

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Dear America: My name is Khan. I'm not a terrorist | Al Jazeera Blogs

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Dear America: My name is Khan. I'm not a terrorist | Al Jazeera Blogs

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#NewMusic Weekend: Los Van Van, Terry Malts, Bobby Tank, Tom Williams and the Boat, Alkaline Trio

Music Technology Policy

Top 5 staff picks of the week from Semaphore Music. Los Van Van (Habana) “Aqua” @losvanvan. Terry Malts (Redwood City) ”Distracted” @terrymaltshuh. Bobby Tank (London) “Afterburn” @bobbytank. Tom Williams and The Boat (London) “Teenage Blood” @tomwilliamsboat. Alkaline Trio (McHenry) “The American Scream” @alkaline_trio. New Music Weekend Alkaline Trio Bobby Tank Los Van Van Terry Malts Tom Williams and the Boat

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msnbc video: Death penalty dying out

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Visit msnbc.com for breaking news , world news , and news about the economy

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Ninth Circuit Ruling Trimming CFAA Claims for Misappropriation Reminds Employers that Technical Network Security is the First Defense

New Media and Technology Law

The Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc , has upheld a district court’s dismissal of criminal charges under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act that were predicated on misappropriation of proprietary documents in violation of the employer’s computer use policy. United States v. Nosal , No. 10-10038, 2012 U.S. LEXIS 7151 (9th Cir. 10, 2012).

msnbc video: Affidavit: Zimmerman confronted Trayvon

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Nevada: want in on the tech bubble 2.0? Get a better anti-SLAPP statute.

The Legal Satyricon

DeVoy Earlier this week, Facebook announced its $1B acquisition of hipster staple Instagram. Everywhere you look, social media companies based on seemingly fragile social momentum are receiving gigantic valuations and making initial public offerings. Zynga has $8.8 billion in market capitalization – it’s best known for FarmVille, brogrammers and abusing trademark law. Groupon [.]. economy First Amendment internet law Section 230 SLAPP

Court of Appeals Strikes Down Communications Act Ban on Political and Issue Advertising on Noncommercial Broadcasting Stations - Analyzing the Issues

Broadcast Law Blog

The Communications Act's ban on noncommercial broadcast stations running political and issue advertising was struck down as unconstitutional by the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. While the Court upheld the prohibition on commercial advertising for products and services, the majority of the Court felt that the ban on political advertising could not be justified.

Ninth Circuit Ruling Trimming CFAA Claims for Misappropriation Reminds Employers that Technical Network Security is the First Defense

New Media and Technology Law

The Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc , has upheld a district court’s dismissal of criminal charges under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act that were predicated on misappropriation of proprietary documents in violation of the employer’s computer use policy. United States v. Nosal , No. 10-10038 (9th Cir. 10, 2012). The ruling reinstates a split in the circuit courts on the question of when an employee’s access to an employer’s proprietary documents can trigger a cause of action under the CFAA.

Librarian of Congress Appoints New Chief Judge of Copyright Royalty Board

Broadcast Law Blog

The Librarian of Congress today announced the appointment of a new Chief Judge for the Copyright Royalty Board. The new Chief Judge will be Suzanne Barnett, a superior court judge of King County in Seattle, Washington. This is the first new judge on the three-judge CRB since the judges were first appointed in January 2006, soon after Congress first created the CRB. The law governing the Copyright Royalty Board requires that the three judges have different experience.

Nevada: want in on the tech bubble 2.0? Get a better anti-SLAPP statute.

The Legal Satyricon

DeVoy Earlier this week, Facebook announced its $1B acquisition of hipster staple Instagram. Everywhere you look, social media companies based on seemingly fragile social momentum are receiving gigantic valuations and making initial public offerings. Zynga has $8.8 billion in market capitalization – it’s best known for FarmVille, brogrammers and abusing trademark law. Groupon [.]. economy First Amendment internet law Section 230 SLAPP