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William Shatner defamation lawsuit

Defamation lawsuit against William Shatner dismissed, again

648 482 Cynthia Conlin

A MAN NAMED Peter Sloan, purported son of William Shatner, sued the James T. Kirk/Danny Crane actor for defamation in February. The Middle District of Florida (Tampa division) quickly dismissed the original complaint but gave Sloan leave…

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notice of defamation cease and desist notice demand letter

Is a notice of defamation required before suing a blog?

800 600 Cynthia Conlin

FLORIDA HAS a particular law that pertains to serving notice, like sending a demand letter, or cease and desist letter, prior to filing a lawsuit for defamation. However, written notice of defamation is only required in…

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Consumer Review Fairness Act

What is the Consumer Review Fairness Act?

864 506 Cynthia Conlin

EARLIER THIS year, a new federal law went into effect designed to prevent businesses from keeping their customers from writing negative reviews or turning over, to the business, the copyright ownership of their reviews. The Consumer Review…

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NagraStar Letter

NagraStar letter accuse you of DISH Network piracy? Don’t panic.

800 532 Tony Pagán, Jr.

HAVE YOU or someone you know received a letter or email (usually from “satscams”) saying it was from Dish Network LLC, EchoStar Technologies, and NagraStar LLC (collectively “NagraStar”)? Does the NagraStar letter or satscams email say…

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trademark dilution

Wasted away again in Pensacola: The Lost ‘Shaker’ of Court (a trademark dilution case)

800 369 Cynthia Conlin

Florida’s First Judicial Circuit recently found it unlikely that the Sandshaker Lounge would be able to prove trademark dilution of its ‘Shaker’ mark by the ‘Shaka Bar.’ Here’s the story. Livin’ off sponge cake . .…

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Previously Removed RipOff Report links reappearing in Google

800 533 Cynthia Conlin

RipOff Report recently underwent a subtle change that has caused reports Google previously removed from its search engine — even based on court orders — to reappear, without many people realizing it. RipOff Report is a website notorious for…

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theme park photos

Think twice before adding that theme park photo, sports pic, or museum piece to your advert

976 648 Cynthia Conlin

You obtained a brilliant shot of the inside of the new Orlando City stadium. A blaze of purple spirit, a gorgeous image. Undeniably Orlando! And you have so many theme park photos! Can you sell T-shirts with these photos or…

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Is it legal to stream movies?

To Stream or to Torrent? That is the 21st Century Question.

720 480 Jennifer Reed

WITH THE outrageous cost of cable these days, it’s no surprise many people look to other sources for their viewing pleasure. Enter torrenting and streaming: two online sources to watch free movies. But are they…

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Malibu Media lawsuits

BitTorrent cases: Modern-day witch trials? #TBT

1024 683 Cynthia Conlin

I started writing this blog in August 2015. At the time, we were still defending Malibu Media cases, and BitTorrent litigation, though waning (having taken a year-long break), was still topical in Florida. However, it soon became stale because,…

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