Monthly Archives: June 2011

Another drop in the “Facebook doesn’t belong to you” bucket…

Lawyers dump Paul Ceglia in Facebook ownership lawsuit Round and round and round we go. In other Facebook news, Zuck & Friends are planning to “launch something awesome” next week. Facebook for iPad, maybe? Or maybe they’re just launching a more »

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Social Media…public incrimination!

Today the world revolves around Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and the like. It started as a fad, built into a craze and is now, for many, a way of life. Its no longer for the youth of the generation, the social more »

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Trademarked From Detroit

Litigation ensues from the Chrysler “Imported From Detroit” Superbowl ad. Besides this copyright infringement case regarding Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” (the song used in the ad, with a ((substantially?)) similar remake used in an Audi ad), there’s also this trademark infringement more »

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Petty being petty, or just enforcing his rights?

According to Rolling Stone, Tom Petty took issue with Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann’s decision to close out her campaign announcement with “American Girl” playing in the background. Petty sent a cease-and-desist letter to the congresswoman on Monday. Under U.S. more »

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John Roberts on Social Media

“Some members of the court are more adept at that than others,” he said at the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference on Saturday. “I don’t think any of us have a Facebook page or a tweet — whatever that is. But more »

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BE ADVISED: if you make out with your boyfriend during a Canadian hockey riot, people are going to know

It all started with the Facebook. I used to be a very private person; I still pretend to be one, but at this point in my existence in the realm of social media, it’s pretty much a pointless exercise. Why? more »

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…World Peace?

Ron Artest just got weirder, guys Los Angeles Lakers forward Ron Artest wants to change his name to Metta World Peace. Artest’s attorney filed a petition in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday seeking the change. The 31-year-old NBA star more »

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FTC to Subpoena Google

Because harassing Microsoft is so last decade: Feds to launch probe of Google The new inquiry, by contrast, will examine fundamental issues relating to Google’s core search-advertising business, said people familiar with the matter. The business is the source of more »

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Katy Perry Fights Counterfeiting

Singer Katy Perry’s camp has filed a federal lawsuit in Detroit seeking to stop the production and selling of unlicensed Perry merchandise at her Saturday show at the Palace of Auburn Hills, and names as defendants an unnamed company and more »

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Sarah Palin™

Looks like Sarah and Bristol Palin’s trademark applications have finally made it through the PTO…so I can finally post this entry, largely written last November right before the trademark apps got tangled up in administrative setbacks. Both Palin women applied more »

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