Tag Archive: copyrights

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IP, you P, we all P for IP!

Once you get to law school, there are certain things you’re supposed to know: that you won’t get to make or eat delicious tortes in Torts, Bar Review and Bar Review are two entirely different things (one is fun, the other is not; one involves a weekly downing of drinks, the other involves two miserable months trying to pass the bar exam), and IP Law is not some sort of juvenile joke but actually stands for something.

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Logical Reasonings / 12.9.15

A. Melting glacier ice offers up thousands WWI dead who perished in the alps. Global warming to the extraordinarily belated rescue. Mental Floss
B. Good news! If you paid to license the song Happy Birthday in the last 65 or so years, you might be able to get your money back. Billboard Magazine
C. There’s no way anything could go wrong with this planned “mock-shooting” at UT Austin. Houston Chronicle
D. A couple of SCOTUS cases on drawing voting districts could radically change the face of government at the state and federal level. Think Progress
E. If you’re trying to find a way to get someone to fall out of love with you, these ultra-creepy personalized pillows may be just the answer. Mashable

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Logical Reasonings / 10.15.15

A. It’s official: Bikram yoga can’t be copyrighted. Bloomberg

B. Daily Show host, Trevor Noah, is being accused of plagerizing jokes from a well-known comedian. Inquisitr

C. Should we be surprised that what we watch on our phones isn’t private? Bloomberg

D. For your viewing pleasure: The Democratic candidates most fallacious remarks made at the Democratic Debate on October 13th. Blueprint LSAT Prep Youtube

E. Who actually said it? Jack Donaghy or Donald Trump? Buzzfeed

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Logical Reasonings / 6.19.15

A) Whoops. A California legislator accidentally cast a vote in favor of the proposed state budget… because he was Facebooking and wasn’t paying attention. Representatives, they’re just like us! Lowering the Bar

B) No love for the Biebs – the Fourth Circuit has ruled that Justin Bieber and Usher will have to face a jury to determine if “Somebody to Love” infringed on copyrighted material. National Law Journal

C) Turns out that when AT&T said it offered “unlimited” data plans, it had its fingers crossed behind its back. The FCC plans to fine AT&T $100 million for throttling data speeds for customers above a certain usage limit. Wall Street Journal

D) New DNA evidence about a famous 8,500-year-old skeleton is reviving the legal debate about who owns the bones, researchers or the tribes. Nature

E) He really is back! Arnold Schwarzenegger pranked fans by posing as the Terminator in a Madame Tussauds and scaring the bejeezus out of visitors. MSNBC

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Logical Reasonings / 8.18.14

Rick Perry was indicted for corruption. What the what?! CNBC

…but law professors say the indictment is bogus. Oh. Above The Law

If you’re feeling too good about the state of the human race, read this timeline of the events in Ferguson, MO. Wall Street Journal

The English Premiere League warned fans not to post soccer GIFs. Or, in soccer parlance, GIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIFs. Ars Technica

The collected works of people who don’t understand The Onion. This is somehow my greatest dream and my worst nightmare brought to life. Literally Unbelievable

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Logical Reasonings / 8.7.14

A) If you’re looking for some beach reading, check out this list of books for aspiring lawyers. About.com.

B) A new algorithm that allegedly can predict Supreme Court decisions with up to 70% accuracy will be used next term for a Supreme Court fantasy league. Ars Technica.

C) A new York man who sold $20mm in fake French wine bottles has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. ABA Journal.

D) The legal battle over the selfie-taking monkey continues. NBC News.

E) Is dating easier now or in the ’90s? BuzzFeed weighs in. BuzzFeed.

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Logical Reasonings / 8.6.14

Make sure you’re going to law school for the right reasons, ‘kay? Above The Law

Top 10 frivolous lawsuits of 2013. Not going to lie, kinda hope one of them sues for libel. Legal Shmegal

“Kid Rock responds to sex toy subpoena” are words I never thought I’d write. Rolling Stone

Ditto, “Monkey owns copyright to selfie, claims Wikipedia.” Salon