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“Dallas Buyers Club” Pirates Sued in New Copyright Suit

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“Dallas Buyer’s Club” received a lot of attention this past year for its compelling subject matter and actor portrayals. However, the producers are now pursuing a legal battle with pirates who illegally downloaded and shared the Oscar winning film. According to Variety, back in February, Dallas Buyers Club LLC, which posses the copyright to the […]

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Written by Kylie Jane Wakefield

April 7th, 2014 at 3:27 pm

Copyright & Tweeting Your Images

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Daniel Morel was born in Haiti in 1951. As a young child he already knew that wanted to become a photographer, because he thought it would teach him to be fearless. For decades, his award-winning photographs have captured the culture and history of Haiti. During the January 2010 earthquake, Morel captured images of the destruction […]

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Written by Lisa C. Johnson, Esq.

February 12th, 2014 at 1:50 pm

Plagiarism In A First Draft

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Many of us may remember a particularly harrowing paper that we wrote for school. Writing, researching and editing draft after draft until it was finally ready to be seen by a teacher or professor. Very few, if any of us, would have wanted to be judged by the first draft. A first draft is just […]

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Written by Lisa C. Johnson, Esq.

January 27th, 2014 at 3:37 pm

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Even Hells Angels Protect Their Brand

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Mess with a bike gang, and land yourself a legal battle. It’s as if the notorious Hells Angels have traded in their leather jackets for blazers and ties after racking up over a dozen cases in federal court to protect their brand. The more popular they became since the group’s inception 65 years ago, the […]

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Written by Phil Corso

December 30th, 2013 at 10:05 am

If You Didn’t Receive the Gift You Ordered, Maybe Blame Santa

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‘Tis the season for ordering gifts. Hopefully none of your purchases will leave you in a situation like that of Salt Lake City, Utah couple Jen and John Palmer. As reported by ABC News, John ordered a desk ornament as a Christmas gift for his wife from KlearGear.com five years ago. Because of a problem […]

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Written by Lisa C. Johnson, Esq.

December 16th, 2013 at 3:22 pm

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Casino Win Dream Turns To Nightmare

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We’ve probably all had some sort of money winning daydream. Someone has to win. Why not you? Spending a dollar or two to enjoy the anticipation of an imagined win is a favorite pastime, but what happens when the dream goes awry? The dream usually does not include litigation. Beverly Mackey of Lincoln City, Oregon […]

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Written by Lisa C. Johnson, Esq.

October 29th, 2013 at 3:56 pm

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Copyright Infringements Alleged in Mass Movie Downloading Suit

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The US Copyright Group has been busy filing lawsuits against at least 50,000 people accused of downloading and therefore allegedly infringing on the copyrights of independent films through the popular BitTorrent service.

While some cases have already settled out of court, others continue, leaving movie downloaders to wonder whether they could be next.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the fledgling company began considering such lawsuits when its lawyers

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Written by Michelle Fabio

April 1st, 2010 at 9:38 am