- You might have heard about Apple being found guilty of price fixing with regard to ebooks. The U.S. Department of Justice has proposed its remedy, and Apple isn’t taking it sitting down. I can barely spell Antitrust Law, so I am not qualified to comment on the verdict or the proposed remedy. Still, the DOJ’s proposal seems to be pretty far reaching.
- Zynga, the maker of Words With Friends (itself an adaptation of Scrabble) doesn’t like that an app developer played on the “With Friends” notion for its, um, adult-themed app. Zynga is pulling the trademark claim out of its quiver, but they may run into problems since “with friends” is rather descriptive.
- A Congressional committee has approved a bill to authorize the unlocking of cell phones, but what will happen next is anyone’s guess.
- Hate the fact you only have one cable TV provider option in your community? So do I. But blaming the cable companies is not the answer.
- A pair of major rulings from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit renders a split decision on rights of publicity in video games and the First Amendment. I learned last month that college athletes can apparently have their rights of publicity violated and not be able to do much about it because of NCAA regulations.
- Finally, a New Jersey attorney delivers the ultimate smackdown on a poorly-thought-out cease and desist letter.