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  • Netflix urges FCC to block net mega-merger

    Mergers are like marriages and sometimes all the related parties do not agree with the union. Since Comcast and Time Warner announced their proposed merger early last year, Netflix has publicly opposed this deal, calling the Comcast-Time Warner merger “anti-competitive.

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  • Why do U.S. TV networks kick up the costs for the rights to World Cup, other global sports?

    As faculty adviser to Southwestern’s International Law Society, Professor Robert E. Lutz (right and below) has encouraged a fun discussion for students, faculty and practicing attorneys called Stammtisch, which is German for “main table” and connotes an informal, friendly group meeting held regularly. At the Sept. 17 Stammtisch, Professor Warren S.

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    • Non-Sequiturs: 09.24.14

      Can you identify this guy? * Quiz: Can you match the picture of the plaintiff to the landmark Supreme Court decision? [Slate] * Ninth Circuit expedites Ed O’Bannon appeal. [USAToday] * New NBC comedy about a law student who becomes a garbage man. Better job security, I suppose. [The A.V.
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    • Apple’s Cable Set-Top Box and Interoperability

      Nearly six months before this week’s reveal of iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch, the Wall Street Journal reported that Apple was in talks with Comcast Corp. about “teaming up for a streaming-television service that would use an Apple set-top box and get special treatment on Comcast’s cables to ensure it bypasses congestion on the Web.
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    • Non-Sequiturs: 09.24.14

      …Can you identify this guy? * Quiz: Can you match the picture of the plaintiff to the landmark Supreme Court decision? [Slate] * Ninth Circuit expedites Ed O’Bannon appeal. [USAToday] * New NBC comedy about a law student who becomes a garbage man. Better job security, I suppose. [The A.V. Club] * The federal prison population declined by about 4800…

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    • Personal Brand Management for Retirees (…of the NFL)

      …Dozens of former NFL players lit up the federal court docket here in Minnesota with filings on Monday targeted at Defendants including the National Football League, NFL Films, Inc., and NFL Productions, LLC. The retired players’ suit is the latest in a line of cases dating back to about 2009 when former players first brought claims alleging…

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    • Netflix urges FCC to block net mega-merger

      … the proposed giant company monopolistic power with control over half the U.S. broadband in households. The proposed merger, Netflix also contends, would allow the new company to dominate the cable television industry, turning “a consumer’s experience into something that more closely resembles cable television.” Moreover, Netflix says that streaming…

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    • Another Attractive Young Lawyer Turned Reality TV Star

      …Lawyers and reality television: a match made in heaven? Some might regard Andi Dorfman, the beautiful Atlanta prosecutor turned Bachelorette, as a goddess (and some might disagree). Talk of paradise brings us to the latest high-profile reality TV offering: Utopia. This “big, bold, and expensive” Fox show debuted last night to ratings described…

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    • Non-Sequiturs: 04.10.14

      …* There's a guy called the "Good-Grammar Bandit" out there and he's a high priority target of the FBI? Allow me to take this opportunity to tell the FBI their doing a good job. [Lowering the Bar] * Some folks have asked me incredulously about yesterday's Non-Sequiturs item about Louisiana and Oregon allowing convictions with non-unanimous juries…

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