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All Bark and No Bite: Analyzing the Role of “Drew’s Law” in the Murder Conviction of Drew Peterson [1]

By Micheal Taege on Thursday, September 20th, 2012

The following are news reports surrounding the recent trial of Drew Peterson for the murder of Kathleen Savio, accompanied by a factual explanation: Drew Peterson was convicted of first-degree murder and is currently awaiting sentencing.[2] True, he was found guilty for the murder of Kathleen Savio.[3] The trial was a “potentially precedent-setting case centered on…

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Google Books and Orphaned Works

By Bernadette M. Savarese Coppola on Friday, August 17th, 2012

The Google Book Project, as litigated inAuthors Guild, et al. v. Google, Inc.,[1] demonstrates the challenges facing the current model of copyright laws as applied to orphaned works. In 2009, Google, Inc. proposed a settlement agreement, the Amended Settlement Agreement (“ASA”), which, in part, provided for an “opt-out” policy through which rights holders could exclude…

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