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Scrabbling on the Web

The recent demand by Hasbro and Mattel that Facebook remove from its site the online game Scrabulous raises lots of interesting issues for IP and e-commerce lawyers. The basic story pitting the toymakers’ rights in the Scrabble® franchise against...

LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff
Wealth, Freedom, and the Rule of Law - What You Should Know

The Wall Street Journal and the Heritage Foundation recently released their annual "Index of Economic Freedom." The index ranks 162 countries based upon their economic successes and failures. Generally, the more committed to the rule of law...

Tags: Rule of Law
LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff
Is the FDIC Gearing Up for Subprime-Induced Bank Meltdown? .

A few days ago, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is recruiting its own retirees in order to beef up staff in anticipation of a sharp increase in bank failures, which could amount to 100 or more in...

Tags: Subprime
Ed Viguerie
Credit Fears Spread

From this article in the Wall Street Journal by CARRICK MOLLENKAMP and SERENA NG comes word that the fear and havoc caused by the collapse of the subprime mortgage market is even being felt in the rarefied atmosphere of synthetic collateralized-debt obligations...

Tags: Subprime
David Bender
David Bender on the Definition of "Personal Data"

A paper recently released by the EU sheds light on one of the most central concepts attendant to data protection -- the notion of what constitutes "personal data," which is the type of information protected by this genre of law. The paper, promulgated...

Tags: Privacy
Ed Viguerie
More Credit Crunches

Two recent articles in Business Week and the New York Times indicate that subprime mortgage lending crisis is spilling over into other markets. From the New York Times , we find out that it is not just the subprime borrowers that are having a tough...

Tags: Subprime