Archive | July, 2010

Freedom of Use for your Gadgets: DMCA Rule Changes

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Early this week, the U.S. Library of Congress updated the rules of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)— the law that controls copyright enforcement— to allow greater flexibility of use. Under the new rules, legitimate users will not be punished for circumventing technologies that control access to certain copyrighted materials. Every three years, the Librarian…
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iPhone 4 Class Action Update: Users Get Bumped Up

Since its release in late June, the iPhone 4 has been facing a slew of complaints and even a few class action lawsuits, like this one from Mason LLP demanding protective cases for all purchasers. Today, Steve Jobs responded to pressure about the phone’s antenna problems by announcing that though the signal reception issue was…
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Did George Steinbrenner Save his Estate $600 Million?

From all indications, in addition to taking the Yankees from the doldrums in 1973 to the most valuable sports franchise in history today, the Boss also did a good job of estate planning.  We will discuss how George Steinbrenner planned the passing of the Yankee torch to his sons, Hal and Hank, in a future…
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Recalls.gov App to Cure “Recall Fatigue”

BP and Toyota may be hogging the headlines, but last month alone there were a startling number of recalls from the likes of McDonald’s, Campbell’s, Kellog’s, Maytag, Sony, Bridgestone Tires, Target, Crate & Barrel, and not one, but seven crib-manufacturing companies. A second trend is following close behind the rash of recalls: apparent consumer apathy.…
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Class Action against iPhone 4

There’s been a lot of buzz about the Apple iPhone 4, from the moment it was leaked to its unveiling. Now the buzz continues, but the news isn’t so good for Apple. Owners of the new phone have complained that their calls keep dropping, citing defective design: if they hold the phone normally, their hand…
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