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    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Restructuring

    Three judges from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals testified at a hearing on proposals to split the court, which is the largest of the 13 U.S. Courts of Appeals. The hearing began with…

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    Display of U.S. Flag on National Vietnam War Veterans Day

    The committee marked up the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act, legislation intended to amend title four of the United States Code to encourage the display of the flag of the United…

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    Internet of Things

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the scope and potential of new technologies being developed for the growing network of interconnected devices, everyday physical objects such as cars and…

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    Cameras in Federal Courts Legislation

    Representatives Steve King (R-IA) and Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) testified at a hearing on H.R. 917, their bill that would allow judges to permit photography and videography in federal courts and…

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    Music Licensing

    Music recording and broadcasting industry representatives testified at a hearing on performed music licensing laws. They talked about the patchwork of licensing laws outdated by the myriad…

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    Music Licensing

    Witnesses from the music recording industry testified on music licensing laws and how royalties are calculated for songwriters and publishers. Members also questioned on the increasing use…

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    Copyright Protection

    Witnesses testified on materials that can be protected under copyright law, the extent of that protection, and specific rights that should and should not be included in that protection.…

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    Satellite Television Laws

    Satellite television executives and attorneys specializing in intellectual property testified about retransmission consent, which requires cable providers to get permission and pay for…

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    Express Scripts and Medco Merger

    The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition held a hearing examining the proposed merger between pharmacy benefit management companies Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions. Among…

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    New York Stock Exchange-Deutsche Boerse Merger

    Witnesses testified on the proposed merger between the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Euronext and Deutsche Boerse companies. Lawrence Leibowitz said the merger would lead to more job…

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