Tag Archives: Protected

In plagiarism/false attribution case, use was de minimis, fair, and protected by 1A

Israel v. Strassberg, 2018 WL 4290394, No. 2:15-CV-741 (D. Utah. Sept. 7, 2018)Israel entered the Ph.D. Psychology program at the University of Utah, which required a master’s thesis, and Strassberg was her advisor. Israel’s master’s thesis turned on the concept … Continue reading

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Recent Awards – Insubordination, out-of-title work, protected activities, and untruthfulness

Police officer's insubordinate action didn't justify terminationArbitrator Don B. Hays modified the discipline imposed on a San Antonio police officer who had been accused of insubordination. Grievant was schedule to retire in July of 2017. He planned to utilize his … Continue reading

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Berlin Court: 'framing' of copyright protected images not a communication to the public

Just when you think all has been said about linking, framingand communication to the public, another judgment shows up and proves you wrong. This time, a legal dispute between the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (DDB = ”German Digital Library”, the German … Continue reading

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Statements About Judge Not Protected

A six-month suspension was affirmed by the Tennessee Supreme Court for his derogatory comments about a judge, such as Many authors, among them Alfred Lord Tennyson, have observed that the half-truth is the most sinister of all deception. The point… … Continue reading

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Tenants Facing Foreclosure Protected by New Federal Law

Most Tenants Facing Foreclosure Now Have Some Protection, at Least for 90 Days On May 24, 2018 a permanent extension of the “Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act” (PTFA) was signed into federal law.  The PTFA enables renters whose homes were … Continue reading

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