Music Modernization Act: What Is It & Why Does It Matter? (Guest Column) | Billboard

0 Commentsby   |  02.27.18  |  Copyright and Trademark

The negotiated and much debated Music Modernization Act is now before our Congress and Senate, two groups embroiled in stalemates on health care, immigration and government shutdowns. But what does it mean and why does it matter? More »

From gamer trash talk to criminal indictment, teen finally going to court | kens5.com

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If he were to be convicted on the felony charge, the punishment range for Carter is up to 10 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. More »

Case targeting Texas’ statewide elections of judges goes to trial today | The Texas Tribune

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A trial starting Monday in federal court will test Texas’ nearly 150-year-old system of statewide elections to the state’s two highest courts. More »

Question Mark Clears James Woods in Twitter Libel Case

by   |  01.26.18  |  Free Speech

In a ruling that hinged on the actor’s use of a question mark, a federal judge rejected claims that James Woods defamed an Ohio woman by identifying her on Twitter as a Bernie Sanders “agitator” wh… More »

Starbucks Appeals TTAB Decision | Klemchuk LLP

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Examining attorney rejects Starbucks trademark after finding differences in the submitted trademark application

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Texas blogger ‘La Gordiloca’ arrested on two felony counts | Daily Mail Online

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Priscilla Villarreal, 32, a Texas news blogger known as ‘La Gordiloca,’ has been charged with felony counts of misuse of official information for revealing the name of a suicide victim. More »

Top 10 Libel Lawsuits from 2017 – iMediaEthics

by   |  01.21.18  |  Free Speech

Throughout the year, iMediaEthics has reported on numerous libel lawsuits and claims. The following is a round-up of ten noteworthy and important libel law More »

3-D Printed Guns May Be Headed to the Supreme Court: An Update – Lawfare

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The Supreme Court is considering a cert petition on the constitutional implications of 3-D printed guns. More »

Second Circuit Sides With Albany Food Truck in Speech Restriction Suit | New York Law Journal

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The Wandering Dago’s state and federal free speech rights were violated when state officials blocked it from participating in a vendor program solely because it used ethnic slurs in its branding the appellate panel ruled. More »

The State’s Revenge-Porn Arguments, Part 1: Is it Speech? – Defending People

by   |  01.21.18  |  Free Speech

Source: The State’s Revenge-Porn Arguments, Part 1: Is it Speech? – Defending People More »