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May 2013

MLRC Bulletin 2013 Issue 1

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Distinctions With a Difference: Search Engines and Online News Aggregators

Fair Use and Implied License Issues in AP v. Meltwater By Joseph R. Larsen and Paul Pittman* Today news comes to us instantly, on the web, on daily news feeds to our tablets and in text alerts on our smart phones, but the content is still created by hard working reporters and editors, often working…

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The Lanham Act as a Weapon Against Internet Speech

By Timothy L. Alger and Julie E. Schwartz* INTRODUCTION After receiving angry emails from (former) fans, a celebrity discovers that her name is being used in a blog without authorization.  The blog uses the celebrity’s name in the title of the blog and the subdomain.  The context suggests that the statements in the blog were…

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Standing Up to Privacy Class Actions: How Clapper Fortifies the Available Defenses

By Blaine Kimrey and Bryan Clark* The rapid growth of technology has always posed a challenge for the U.S. legal system as it adapts older laws to new innovations.  Nowhere is this more apparent than in the realm of mobile and digital privacy litigation (including data breach and data protection litigation), where creative plaintiffs’ attorneys…

Selected Issues Regarding Patent Infringement Lawsuits Brought By Non-Practicing Entities

(Or How to Deal With Trolls in the Digital Age) By Steven Lieberman* During the past several years virtually every media organization in the United States that has a significant digital presence has been the target of patent infringement lawsuits brought by what are known as non-practicing entities (“NPEs”). Non-practicing entities, often referred to by…

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MLRC Bulletin 2013 Issue 1

 Download Publication Selected Issues Regarding Patent Infringement Lawsuits Brought by Non-Practicing Entities(Or How to Deal With Patent Trolls in the Digital Age)By Steven Lieberman Standing Up to Privacy Class ActionsHow Clapper Fortifies the Available DefenseBy Blaine Kimrey and Bryan Clark The Lanham Act as a Weapon Against Internet SpeechBy Timothy L. Alger and Julie E….