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With the short Thanksgiving week, I thought we would touch on a few interesting stories developing over the last couple of weeks.
Photographer gets $1 million+ verdict from AFP and Getty for copied Twitpics
In my three part series on using images from the web for your news stories, we talked about the Morel v. Agence France-Press case. … Continue Reading
Rocky Mountain National Park
Because of an extended working vacation away from Houston’s heat in Colorado, I’ve been away from the blog. Like my kids gearing up to go back to school, I’m getting back to the normal work mode back in the office while recovering from a separated shoulder from a mountain biking incident (riding … Continue Reading
The Tenth Circuit issued a decision yesterday in the 1-800 Contacts v. Lens.com case we discussed several years ago when originally filed. For those of you who simply want the result, the Court of Appeals ruled:
1. There was no evidence of likelihood of confusion – an essential element to a trademark claim.
2. The court also … Continue Reading
The district court in New York dismissed Viacom’s lawsuit against YouTube yesterday. Yes, this case has been on appeal and remanded several times. You should read the details on Professor Goldman’s Technology and Marketing Law Blog here. Viacom may appeal the Second Circuit Court of Appeals once again, so it may not be over.
To summarize … Continue Reading
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Social Media is becoming pervasive in today’s society. This CLE looks at how it intersects with legal issues crossing a broad spectrum of specialty areas to give all practitioners the information they need to be aware of the special risks and issues social media presents. Our speakers will look at how it … Continue Reading
After looking at the most popular posts from 2012 in our last edition, today we look at what are likely going to be the big trends for 2013 in internet and marketing law.
Privacy and COPPA – Although this issue is not likely to dominate the general business population, privacy and COPPA will continue to dominate the media’s … Continue Reading
The Texas Attorney General has been investigating whether Google places its own products over competitors in violation of anti-trust rules. The Texas AG had not filed suit yet and technically still has not filed an anti-trust suit. Instead, we learned this week that the Texas Attorney General sued to force Google to turn over documents … Continue Reading
Hopefully, you’ve decided to read on because you believe you may be victim to a fake competitor review and you are not looking for advice on how to get away with it. If you are looking for advice on how to get away with it, you’ll have to look somewhere else. If you are looking … Continue Reading
We haven’t discussed Google AdWord trademark cases much here lately. For the most part, the courts had determined that using a trademark term to trigger an ad was a use in commerce. Google has generally prevailed, however, because the trademark owners have had trouble proving consumer confusion.
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals may have provided trademark … Continue Reading
The Lexblog Network interviewed me on my prior post about Google’s anti-trust issues. Can someone lend me something to clean off my webcam?