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Are you a podcaster? You may get shut down due to a “podcast patent”

If you’re a podcaster, you’ll want to pay attention to what podcaster Adam Carolla has to say.

How to Launch a Podcast
How to Launch a Podcast


Best Legal Ruling Ever: the Case of the Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Bikini Top

They say that all the really unusual news stories only happen in Florida.

Texas may begin to disagree, especially after what Judge Biery ruled in his recent decision in the case of 35 BAR AND GRILLE, LLC (plaintiffs) vs THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO in what is officially being called the CASE OF THE ITSY BITSY TEENY WEENY BIKINI TOP v THE (MORE) ITSY BITSY TEENY WEENY PASTIE.


Update on Girls Gone Wild lawsuit

So a few years ago, Web Watch wrote about a woman who LOST A LAWSUIT AGAINST GIRLS GONE WILD regarding her appearance in a Girls Gone Wild video, even though she is on film saying “no, I will not do this”.

The jury said that there was “implied consent” just for Tamara Favazza being present in the bar where the filming was going on, regardless of whether she willingly removed her top on her own (which she did not do).

How To Internet

Has your website been plagiarized?

Web Watch has been around for quite a number of years now, having presented our faithful readers with thousands of websites, videos, news articles, and other tidbits of helpful information along the way.

And with that type of success online, we’re also subjected to having our content stolen.

It’s true — and we’ve had to file cease & desist notices to a number of websites that copied our original content and presented it as their own.

Silly rabbit – just because it’s posted on the Internet doesn’t mean that it’s free for the taking.

10 Things sports

When can we use the phrase “Super Bowl”? And other Super Legalities you should be aware of

One question that Web Watch hears a lot from our friends is “Why do some businesses use the term THE BIG GAME or PIGSKIN PARTY, while others use the term SUPER BOWL in their promotional material?” We’ve noticed this ourselves, and are often amused at the lengths some companies go to in associating themselves as being a part of the Professional Football Championship Game without actually mentioning any of the NFL’s trademarks.

Web Watch is not a lawyer, nor are we involved/affiliated with the Super Bowl, the NFL, and its various properties – but we can certainly share some of the things that we’ve learned over the years. Take the following as helpful suggestions, but if you are planning on using any of the NFL’s trademarks yourself – you may want to check with your own legal department and/or followup with the NFL themselves for your own DOs and DONTs list.

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Do you tweet work-related stuff? You may not own your Twitter account…

Twitter Marketing for Dummies
Twitter Marketing

So you have your very own Twitter account (like we do, at @webgangsta).  And you spend time throughout the day sending out various tweets about whatever is going on in your life.

Some of the things you tweet about are about food you’ve eaten and music you’re listening to.  Some of the things you tweet about are work-related, such as telling your followers about some cool new thing that’s up on your company website.

News shopping Travel

Man sues Hotel over “free” Newspaper

USA Today
USA Today

Web Watch likes staying at hotels, especially nice ones.

The rooms are typically clean, comfortable.  Staff service is friendly and they go out of their way to make us feel welcome and safe when travelling in an unfamiliar city.

One recent hotel stay even had the front desk manager give us a complimentary bottle of wine when we checked in after the “complimentary wine hour” was over.  Granted, while it was drinkable wine, it wasn’t anything overly high-end.  Still, the thought was there and the wine was certainly enjoyed that evening.  We’ll definitely be back to that hotel again.

News shopping

Wal-Mart refuses to refund $2.90; throws couple in jail (charges were later dropped)

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Wal-Mart has a policy of having “greeters” at the front door of all their stores.

One of the jobs that the greeters and security staff are tasked with is to double-check receipts to ensure that everything that is being carried out has been paid for per the receipt.

Mary Hill Bonin and her husband are suing Wal-Mart for the Wal-Mart staff doing their job.

Unfortunately, it’s the Wal-Mart staff that allegedly appears to have acted inappropriately in this case.  All Mary and “Ricky” wanted to do was buy $2.90 worth of chicken necks.  According to the Wal-Mart security guard, the chicken neck was being shoplifted – that is, being taken out of the store without having been paid for.