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What About Jobs? Or, Richard Dreyfuss Takes a Few Bites of Apple

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One major objection (and, arguably, defense) to End User License Agreements (EULAs) is that they tend to be prolix legal boilerplate and not able to be comprehended by the common user. Frankly, even as an IP lawyer, my eyes glaze over and I’m left just clicking and agreeing so I can get on with listening, […]

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Written by Dan Goldman

June 10th, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Do Facebook “Likes” Violate Minors’ Right to Privacy?

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A St. Louis law firm has sued Facebook in federal court for allegedly using the names and photos of minors to promote their products and services without parental consent. The theory behind the lawsuit filed by Korein Tillery is that when a minor clicks the “like” button for a page of a business or other […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

June 6th, 2011 at 10:00 am

Facebook Game Thief May Face Real Prison Time in Italy

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When Paola Letizia’s “Pet Society” virtual home was broken into and cleaned out (except for the cat), she called the real Italian police — and they have responded by investigating this crime of “abusive and aggravated entry” into her Facebook and email accounts. “Pet Society” is a game by Playfish that allows players to furnish […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

October 29th, 2010 at 1:05 pm

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Actor Files Defamation Suit Based on Twitter Posting

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When Twitter user “bwayanonymous” tweeted “Which Avenue Q cast member gave Marty Thomas crabs?,” Broadway actor Marty Thomas didn’t think it was very tweet-tastic. In fact, he found it defamatory and subsequently filed a lawsuit with the New York Supreme Court claiming the tweet was not only “malicious and false” but also seen by colleagues […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

October 18th, 2010 at 9:54 am

Three Inspiring Entrepreneurs in the News

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When building a new venture, it can be helpful to look to others who have successfully maneuvered the entrepreneurship path. You can study which of their strategies worked and which didn’t and also invest yourself in their personal stories, drawing inspiration from all they have achieved. Here are three inspiring entrepreneurs who have been in […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

October 7th, 2010 at 12:33 pm

5 Awesome Sci-Fi Inventions for National Inventors Month

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Inventions don’t have to be real to be cool. In honor of National Inventors Month, we’ve collected five of the coolest fictional inventions—the ones we most wish were real. Lightsaber – Star Wars No list of sci-fi or movie inventions is complete without the lightsaber. This Jedi weapon features a blade of energy that can […]

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

August 24th, 2010 at 9:06 am

August is National Inventors Month! – 2010

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Without inventors, we wouldn’t have cars, televisions, computers, cell phones, or any of the other gadgets we depend on every day. So it’s only fitting to take a moment—or a month—to celebrate the mad scientists, crazy dreamers, and everyday innovators who are changing the world with their inventions. Hence, National Inventors Month. LegalZoom is joining […]

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

August 2nd, 2010 at 8:09 am

Apple Sued Over Alleged iPad Overheating

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And the hits just keep on coming for Apple, Inc. Recently we’ve talked about reception problems with Apple’s iPhone 4, a possible class action over iPhone locking, and the US Copyright Office’s decision that jailbreaking an iPhone isn’t illegal; now there’s another legal action in the works against the software giant. On July 23, a […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

July 29th, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Apple Could Face Class Action for iPhone 4

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The newly released Apple iPhone 4 is already making a splash in legal news because of a “consumer investigation” by Sacramento, Calfornia firm Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff, LLP into “potential problems” with the phone’s release. The law firm, which has also sued Facebook over allegedly deceptive ads in Farmville and Mafia Wars, wants to talk […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

June 29th, 2010 at 1:18 pm

Is the Death of LimeWire Upon Us?

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LimeWire LLC’s legal woes continue. The company, which makes software that enables users to share peer-to-peer (P2P) music files, is the defendant in a recent copyright infringement suit filed by eight of the most powerful music publishers in the industry, including EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group, and Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

June 22nd, 2010 at 3:18 pm