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The Battle over Network Neutrality May Finally Be Hitting Your Monthly Bill as Comcast and Netflix Provider Spar

December 2, 2010 by · Comments Off
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Comcast forces Netflix provider to pay additional fee, defies Network Neutrality principles.

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4chan and the Internet Dispense Justice as They See Fit

September 21, 2010 by · Comments Off
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                As the Internet becomes more main-stream and dominated by large corporate interests it is interesting to see individual users flex their collective might.  That’s exactly what happened this past weekend when members on the site 4chan and other social networking sites decided to launch a Denial of Service Attack against the RIAA and the [...]

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A Thin Line Between Artistry and Architecture

September 21, 2010 by · Comments Off
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The line between artistry and architecture is just as thin as the copyright protection given to architectural drawings according to an opinion denying summary judgment in the case of The Harvester, Inc. v. Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio, LLC, Civil Action No. 3:09cv358 (E.D. Virginia).  The technical elements of architectural drawings can sometimes overshadow the [...]

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The Legal Equivalents Test: Bollywood and Hollywood

April 28, 2010 by · Comments Off
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The Legal Equivalents Test:  Bollywood and Hollywood Emily Whitaker, William and Mary intern When Nielsen Business Media, Inc. filed two intent-to-use applications for the mark THE BOLLYWOOD REPORTER, the USPTO refused the registration because the mark was deemed “merely descriptive.”  Nielsen Media protested this refusal, and the TTAB made its ruling on January 28th (in [...]

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Library of Congress to Archive Twitter

April 28, 2010 by · Comments Off
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Library of Congress to Archive Twitter Emily Whitaker, William and Mary Intern The Library of Congress recently announced that Twitter will join the ranks of historical documents in its archives.  You may be asking yourself, “Why do Tweets deserve a spot next to historic newspaper articles, letters, and photographs?”  When the Library made its announcement [...]

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