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When Are Jeans Made In The U.S.A.?

A little over 30 years ago, Bruce Springsteen unleashed “Born in the USA”–the rock anthem about disaffected Vietnam veterans struggling as they returned home.  Today, clothing manufacturers and their resellers riffing on that “U.S.A. theme” have unleashed something quite different: class action lawsuits spurred by continue reading...

FDA

FDA Seems Ready to Weigh In on “Natural” Food Labeling

In 1960, Judge Friendly famously began an opinion by asking, “What is chicken?”  Today, the question is, “What is ‘natural’?” Courts today are filled with cases claiming that foods labeled as “natural” are misleading because they contain chemical preservatives; genetically modified ingredients such as corn continue reading...

YouTube

YouTube to Take a Stand for Fair Use

As we have written elsewhere on this blog, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that copyright owners must consider fair use before submitting takedown requests to internet service providers under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”).  The DMCA provides a “notice and takedown” continue reading...