Friday, May 28, 2010

Victoria Pynchon argues that New York Anti-Bullying Law takes Legislation too far in attempting to manage Personal Human Relations in the Workplace

At On the Docket at Forbes.com, Victoria Pynchon in New York Anti-Bullying Law A Big Bad Idea examines to what degree legislation such as this "attempts to manage that which can only be managed up close and personal."

The degree to which good manners can be legislated is an interesting question and we have no fixed opinion yet on this issue. What in the scope of free speech can be rightly said without running foul of anti-bullying laws?

The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking of Association Football (Soccer) Teams

For all those out there following the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2010, check out the world team rankings at The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. This ranking gives a good idea of the relative strength of the teams using professional ranking variables, although there are bound to be upsets and surprises -- there always are -- and the winner will be in doubt until the World Cup 2010 is raised high by the winning team after the end of the last game.

The 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa and Trademark Law Issues related to this upcoming Association Football (Soccer) Gala : Fans and Press Excepted

The Times Online suggests that one Steer clear of ambushing the World Cup [trademarks] as the FIFA (= International Federation of Association Football viz. Fédération Internationale de Football Association) guards its trademarks actively.

Take a look at the World Cup Blog for a list of FIFA World Cup phrases for which the FIFA has applied for a trademark.

Out-Law.com in FIFA wins World Cup trade mark dispute writes, quoting Jérôme Valcke, Director of FIFA Marketing and TV:
"We will continue to aggressively protect FIFA's and the FIFA Partners' rights against the unfair commercial exploitation of FIFA's marks and any similar ambush marketing activities in the future. This case provides a strong legal precedent for FIFA's future enforcement efforts," he added.

FIFA said the ruling will not prevent genuine football fans from continuing to use the marks for their non-commercial 'fan sites' or the press from using FIFA's marks for their editorial news coverage." [emphasis added by LawPundit]

A Power Backlash against Apple? Time Warner and Universal not to rework Video Libraries to permit iPad Compatibility

Is Apple's market power going to its head?

Edward Moyer at CNET News in
Time Warner, Universal push back at iPad
suggests that Apple may be facing a power backlash on many fronts.

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Get a new 16GB iPhone 3GS for $97 | The Cheapskate - CNET News

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