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Copyright Law

NY’s Highest Court Allows Suit in NY For Copyright Infringement Occurring Outside of State

New York’s “long-arm statute” permits a Manhattan-based publisher to sue an out-of-state online corporation in NY for copyright infringement, the state Court of Appeals ruled last week. Early in law school, law students learn about “long-arm” jurisdiction; then they try to forget about it as soon as they pass the bar. “Long-Arm” jurisdiction refers to […]

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Arizona Shooting Causing Legal State of Emergency

Representative Gabby Giffords’ recovery has been the central focus of the aftermath of the January 8 shooting in Arizona.  Its understandable that news organizations will want to focus on something positive to counteract the terrible nature of the incident. But the death of John Roll, who was the Chief Judge of the Federal District Court […]

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Why Sheen Will Be “Winning” the CBS Lawsuit

Like everyone else in the country I can’t help but be fascinated and overloaded with Charlie Sheen. Its “All Charlie, All the time.” But there was nothing for me to blog about because it was not really law-related.  But CBS’ recent decision to fire him from his maddeningly popular show “Two and Half Men”  bring […]