Hot Docs: Appeals court: Cable TV can’t be streamed live over the Internet

Aug 30, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this week that live cable TV broadcasts cannot be done over the Internet with compulsory licensing – an effective prohibition.

Hot Docs: Appeals court overturns $60k jury verdict against blogger

Aug 23, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Minnesota Court of Appeals recently overturned a $60,000 jury verdict against a blogger who made truthful statements that got a man fired.

Hot Docs: EA sues Zynga over copyright infringement in “The Ville”

Aug 16, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

Electronic Arts is suing social game creator Zynga over elements of EA’s “The Sims Social” that EA claims Zynga “copied and misappropriated” in its “The Ville” game.

Hot Docs: Hate Crimes Act doesn’t target church groups, appeals court rules

Aug 9, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

Some lawsuits are so ridiculous that even the judges seem incredulous. Such a suit was just dismissed by the U.S. Court of

Hot Docs: Male state senate staffer sues for sex discrimination, claims female staffers in affairs not fired

Aug 2, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Minnesota State Senate staffer who had an affair with Republican Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch is suing the Senate claiming that he was discriminated against based on his gender.

Hot Docs: Appeals court rules that gun rights don’t trump property rights

Jul 26, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

Last week, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Georgia law prohibiting concealed firearms at certain locations, finding that gun ownership rights don’t override private property rights.

Hot Docs: Another “Birther” lawsuit bites the dust

Jul 19, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

Yet another “Birther” lawsuit has been dismissed for lack of standing. However, this one came a bit closer to achieving the elusive requirement than others before it.

Hot Docs: New ruling bypasses SCA protections for Facebook posts

Jul 12, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

In a new ruling, a California court of appeals invented a way to bypass SCA protections over private Facebook posts through compelling a party to provide consent.

Hot Docs: Student sues over professor collecting, reading students’ sexual journals

Jul 5, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

A student is suing a professor over practices in his “Human Sexuality” course that included requiring students to masturbate “twice as often” and journal about it.

Hot Docs: SCOTUS ruling is worst case scenario for AZ law’s supporters

Jun 27, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

On Monday, the Supreme Court issued its ruling in Arizona v. U.S., striking down all but one of the Arizona immigration law’s challenged provisions. Though the law’s supporters claim otherwise, the ruling is an unequivocal victory for President Obama.

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