Monthly Archive: August 2005

Recently, the Arkansas Atorney General has seen a rise in the number of complaints from consumers claiming that they are being contacted by telemarketers despite having signed up for the do-not-call registry. Upon investigating the claim, the state has found that in fact, the consumer has signed away his or her right not to be …

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Beware of Secret Downloads. Take Two Interactive and subsidiary publisher Rock Star Games have been deflecting the firestorm fueled by their latest video game release, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (“GTA”). Yesterday, the Australian Office of Film and Literature Classification revoked its original adult rating for the game, making GTA illegal to sell, advertise, or …

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The Children’s Advertising Review Unit (“CARU”) has reached an agreement with Roca Wear, a children’s clothing line, to discontinue showcasing its website on advertisements directed at children. Roca Wear produced an advertisement that appeared in the April 2005 print edition of Nickelodeon Magazine, which is exclusively directed at children. In the ad, Roca Wear prominently …

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A federal court in Colorado denied Kathleen Todd’s claim for copyright infringement and granted defendant’s motion of summary judgment, on the ground that Todd’s jewelry had no copyrightable features. In 1996, Tood applied for and received a copyright registration for her jewelry crafted from barbed wire. Montana Silversmith’s Inc. came out with their own line …

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