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Oct 6, 2011

The U.S. Supreme Court recently began to hear oral arguments in a case that will determine whether millions of formerly public domain works can legally be granted copyright protection.

In 1994, Congress passed a law extending copyright protection to works created by international artists, musicians and writers that had formerly been considered part of the public domain, meaning that anyone could republish, perform, adapt or otherwise use them.

Jul 29, 2011

The Entertainment Software Association recently announced it has filed a motion with the U.S.

Jul 25, 2011

The Supreme Court recently ruled that a sex-discrimination class action lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores cannot move forward.

The case, Wal-Mart Stores Inc v.

Jul 11, 2011

Lambda Legal has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case of Oren Adar and Mickey Smith, a same-sex couple denied a birth certificate for their adopted son by the state of Louisiana.

According to the Miami Herald, Adar and Smith adopted their son in New York in 2006. Because the child was born in Louisiana, Adar and Smith requested the Louisiana state registrar issue a new birth certificate listing both men as parents.

Jun 29, 2011

Although many people will agree that violent video games should not be in the hands of the American youth, there is a disagreement about the legality of a ban on this material.