Archive for November, 2017

Judge issues ruling on Albany High online posting lawsuits

0 Commentsby   |  11.30.17  |  Free Speech, Internet speech, student speech

The lawsuits were filed on behalf of 10 students disciplined after the discovery of the Instagram account in March. More »

Supreme Court won’t hear Birdville ISD case over student-led prayers at board meetings | Politics | Dallas News

0 Commentsby   |  11.29.17  |  Establishment Clause and Free Exercise Clause

Source: Supreme Court won’t hear Birdville ISD case over student-led prayers at board meetings | Politics | Dallas News

U.S. Supreme Court has rejected 8 other Episcopal cases. S.C. group hopes its case is different | State News | southstrandnews.com

0 Commentsby   |  11.27.17  |  Establishment Clause and Free Exercise Clause

The U.S. Supreme Court is known for refusing to review disputed constitutional issues until the right case comes along. More »

Supreme Court Won’t Take Texas Case Over Student-Led Prayer – Houston Public Media

0 Commentsby   |  11.27.17  |  Establishment Clause and Free Exercise Clause

The Supreme Court is leaving in place a court ruling that a Texas school board can open its meetings with student-led public prayers without running afoul of the Constitution’s prohibition against government-established religion. More »

Artist Sues Marc Jacobs for Copyright Infringement

0 Commentsby   |  11.25.17  |  Copyright and Trademark

International fashion brand Marc Jacobs has been sued for copyright infringement over the company’s Resort 2017 collection.

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Berthold hits Target for type copyright infringement

by   |  11.20.17  |  Copyright and Trademark

In June 2017, Berthold came across a promotional video by Target’s outside design firm, touting the production of an animated version of Akzidenz-Grotesk font for Target’s advertising and branding  – the video is available at https://vimeo.com/90107132. More »

Toblerone shape not distinctive enough for trademark, Poundland claims | Business | The Guardian

by   |  11.13.17  |  Copyright and Trademark

Defending its right to launch Twin Peaks bar, budget chain cites Toblerone version with fewer chunks brought out last year More »

Pai Proposes Major Broadcast Dereg | Broadcasting & Cable

by   |  11.01.17  |  Broadcast Regulation

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said he has circulated a media ownership item for a vote at the November meeting that would achieve major broadcast deregulation.

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Will Recent Court Rulings Endanger the Future of Biopics and Documentaries? | Hollywood Reporter

by   |  11.01.17  |  Copyright and Trademark

A Lynyrd Skynyrd movie ban and Olivia de Havilland’s recent legal victory are causing Hollywood studios, press organizations and others to speak up, lest they lose that right. More »

VidAngel Loses Appeal; Content-Filtering Service Sees Trouble Ahead

by   |  11.01.17  |  Copyright and Trademark

The Ninth Circuit court ruled against VidAngel Inc., a service that allows users to stream movies while filtering out nudity and violence. More »