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Better Read Saul?
What Mr. Huff turned in is a surprisingly sincere and straightforward guide to courts and the law, sprinkled with colorful metaphors and cynical musings that aim for a Saul-like feel. “I didn't want to make him cartoony,” Mr. Huff told Law Blog. Along …
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The Ingenious Way Iranians Are Using Satellite TV to Beam in Banned Internet
That strategy might help his group distribute a wider range of content, much of which they've avoided until now due to copyright law. Yahyanejad admits that U.S. sanctions on Iran—and the fact that his tool likely breaks Iranian law—might complicate …
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UK judges rule celebrity who had affair can be named, but not yet

UK judges rule celebrity who had affair can be named, but not yet
Earlier this month, the Daily Mail ran a front-page story headlined: “Why the law is an ass! Countless Americans can read about a married celebrity dad having a threesome with another couple. So why are our judges banning YOU from knowing his name?”.

Pro Se Nation explores media law
Join MaryLynn Schiavi for an interview with Joshua C. Nathan, an entertainment attorney with more than 20 years experience. He is the principal of Joshua C. Nathan, PC in NYC. He served as general counsel and head of business affairs for WNET in New …

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Handler Thayer Named 2016 Best Legal Team By Family Wealth Report
Its practice is concentrated in the areas of State, Local, Federal & International Income Taxation; Business, Real Estate, Securities & Corporate Law; Financial & Estate Planning; and Sports & Entertainment Law. Visit for firm …
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Vince Neil and Nicolas Cage fight on the Las Vegas Strip after an incident
Headlining this week's celebrity brawls are Nicolas Cage and Vince Neil, who got into it physically in Las Vegas on Thursday. The two AARP-eligible stars looked like a couple of sloppy Tyrannosaurus rex tangling outside the Aria, where, according to …
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Arrow's Katrina Law Cops Role on Training Day Pilot at CBS

Arrow's Katrina Law Cops Role on Training Day Pilot at CBS
Per our sister site Deadline, Law will play Rebecca Lee, an S.I.S. detective who at age 4 was rescued from human traffickers by Paxton's character. Law's previous TV credits also include Spartacus: War of the Damned, The Resistance and Legend of the …
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Celebrated Sculptor Sues Wife for Million
MONTEREY, Calif. (CN) – Renowned bronze sculptor Richard MacDonald sued his wife and her family for $ 18 million, claiming they defrauded and abused him and stole his money and art. MacDonald, 70, who lives in Monterey County and has a studio in …
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Disney has lots to brag about at annual meeting but may feel some heat
Walt Disney Co. will have plenty to crow about at its annual shareholders meeting in Chicago on Thursday, with the entertainment juggernaut enjoying stellar profits and a hot streak at the box office. This weekend, the company's film studio will …
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California triplets at center of thorny surrogacy case, pro-life debate
A set of newborn triplets are now being tended to in a California hospital, unaware of their place at the center of a complex legal battle that could have huge implications for surrogacy and parental rights. The babies were delivered several weeks …
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Class actions filed against daily fantasy sports websites consolidated
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Nearly 80 class actions filed against the nation's two largest operators of online daily fantasy sports contests will be consolidated in a Massachusetts federal court. The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation …
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Secondary school places for all 'undeliverable', councils warn
The legal duty of councils in England to ensure that every child has a school place could soon become undeliverable, local authorities have warned. With a population bulge about to hit secondary schools, councils want powers to open new maintained …
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For Your Eyes Only: Protecting The IP Rights of #FoodPorn

For Your Eyes Only: Protecting The IP Rights of #FoodPorn
A noteworthy limitation of copyright protection is found in the separation of ideas and expression. Stated plainly, copyright law protects the expression of ideas, but not the ideas themselves. For example, this is illustrated in cases concerning the …
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A change that would cost way more than .3bn
There is almost five times as much copyright litigation in the US than in Britain, whose law is more certain and comparable to Australia's. PwC conservatively estimates that Australia's costs of copyright litigation would rise from $ 26.6m to $ 133m …
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Citizens support local law enforcement
AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) – The Sheriff's Association of Texas is asking citizens for donations to help local law enforcement receive training. Every year, the association sends out letters to residents in Potter County asking them to join the Sheriff's …
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Artists Say Calif. Resale Law Not Preempted By Copyright

Artists Say Calif. Resale Law Not Preempted By Copyright
Law360, New York (February 23, 2016, 5:53 PM ET) — Ten months after the Ninth Circuit refused to declare California's Resale Royalty Act wholly unconstitutional, a group of artists are trying to fend off the latest argument for why the statute is …
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The new (and much improved) 'Bluebook' caught in the copyright cross-hairs
[UPDATE: The original post was updated to clarify that it is not Harvard Law School but rather the Harvard Law Review Association that is attempting to interfere with the publication of “BabyBlue." And note that as of 2/11/16, the HLRA appears to have …
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Rivals Fight Over Copyright Eligibility Of Sex Toy
… post-trial motions, CA-WA moved last month for judgment as a matter of law that that TSX's copyrights were invalid, arguing that the “Standing Tall” dildo was a “useful article” — the kind of utilitarian object that is expressly excluded from …
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