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Oct 01, 2014

Goodbye tax discs, hello mash-ups: five things that change today

Its the end of the paper tax disc but the beginning of legitimate mash-ups. Here are some of the laws which have come into force today The Intellectual Property Act 2014, a minor amendment to the Patents Act 1977, comes into force today. One of its e...

Sep 23, 2014

Clammer's lawsuit could end decades-old dispute over where Long Island Sound begins

On New Year's Day 2010, Nassau County police ticketed Bryan C. Murphy for shellfishing in what authorities said was Oyster Bay and he said was Long Island Sound. How a judge rules who is correct could end a decades-old dispute over where Long Island ... #California #John Venditto #Nassau County, NY #Suffolk County, NY #Bayville, NY #Centre Island, NY #Huntington, NY #Mineola, NY #Oyster Bay, NY #Rocky Point, NY #Department of Environmental Conservation #Long Island Sound #Lloyd Harbor, NY

Sep 06, 2014

Deadmau5 accuses Disney of copyright infringement

The legal feud between deadmau5 and Disney is only getting uglier. Mere days after Disney formally opposed the dance music superstar’s application to trademark his signature “mau5-head” logo in the United States, deadmau5 — better known to his family... #Niagara Falls #Patent and Trademark Office #Mickey Mouse

Sep 08, 2014

Human DNA belongs to no one - it shouldn't be patented

The Australian federal court ruled that isolated human genetic material can be patented. The US supreme court disagrees and the Americans got it exactly right In June 2013, the US supreme court held that mutant BRCA 1 human DNA, isolated from the hum... #Supreme Court of the United States #Australia

Sep 07, 2014

LBJ sicced FBI, justice on actor Hamilton

PHILADELPHIA -- For a few months in 1966, the budding romance between film star George Hamilton and Lynda Bird Johnson, daughter of the 36th president, was the talk of Washington. Gossip columnists followed their every move as Hamilton squired her ar... #Federal Bureau of Investigation #George Hamilton #Texas #Lyndon B. Johnson #Academy Awards #J. Edgar Hoover #Acapulco #Abe Fortas

Sep 06, 2014

Deadmau5 accuses Disney of copyright infringement

The legal feud between deadmau5 and Disney is only getting uglier. Mere days after Disney formally opposed the dance music superstar’s application to trademark his signature “mau5-head” logo in the United States, deadmau5 — better known to his family... #Niagara Falls #Patent and Trademark Office #Mickey Mouse