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Posted 12 months ago in Internet Law Video by Larry Bodine  
What Plagiarism Can Cost You [Video]

  As students everywhere are heading to back to school, it’s good to remember that breaking some school rules can also mean breaking the law. In this video report, Larry Bodine, editor-in-chief of Lawyers.com provides information on plagiarism and what it could cost you. Plagiarizing is taking authorship for someone else’s work and holding it out to be your own original creation. Now, with the Internet, cutting, pasting and plagiarizing is easier than ever. But it’s just as discredited and …

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Texas May Compel Google to Give Up Blogger

The Texas Supreme Court said Aug. 23 that it will hear oral argument over whether Google must give up the identity of a blogger who anonymously criticized a company that may be his employer. The company wants to sue the blogger for defamation.   Years of Anonymous Blogging After The Reynolds and Reynolds Co., which creates computer systems for car retailers, was acquired by another company in 2006, it lost customers, laid off employees and suffered low employee morale. An …

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Posted 12 months ago in The Internet & The Law Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
TV Mom Kate Gosselin Sues Ex for Computer Hacking

Maybe the next show will be called “Jon & Kate Plus 9,” to account for eight children and a lawsuit. Reality TV mom Kate Gosselin is suing her ex, Jon Gosselin as well as a tabloid reporter, alleging that the pair teamed up to hack into her personal accounts and steal a trove of data to use as sensationalist book fodder. In happier days, the pair’s parenting travails were made public on the TLC show “Jon & Kate Plus 8,” …

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Text a Driver Causing a Crash and You’ll Pay for It

A New Jersey appeals court has held that sending a text message to someone you know is driving could result in liability for you, if the driver causes an accident while reading it.   Dangerous Communication The case involved a teenager, Shannon Colonna, who texted her boyfriend Kyle Best while he was driving on a highway in New Jersey in 2009. Best crashed into a couple on a motorcycle, seriously injuring them. (They each lost a leg in the accident.) …

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Newsbreak: Legal News for Small Businesses [Video]

    Betsy Kim, editorial director of Lawyers.com, provides today’s Newsbreak, a legal update for entrepreneurs.  Small businesses may have a better chance of throwing patent troll under the bridge. Patent trolls are people or companies that buy and enforce patent rights, collecting licensing fees from businesses using a patented technology. The Government Accountability Office recently came out with a report that patent trolls are abusing the system and hurting the economy. There has been a 31% increase in patent …

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