TLJ News from October 21-25, 2011

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10/25. The Department of Commerce's (DOC) National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) published a notice in the Federal Register that announces the membership of its Performance Review Board, which has responsibilities with respect to the Senior Executive Service. The members are Fiona Alexander, Leonard Bechtel, Bernadette Rivera, Karl Nebbia, and Alan Vincent. See, Federal Register, Vol. 76, No. 206, Tuesday, October 25, 2011, at Page 66043.

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10/25. Joshua David Evans pled guilty in the U.S. District Court (EDVa) to criminal copyright infringement and conspiracy in connection with his involvement with the web site. Another defendant, Jeremy Lynn Andrew, pled guilty to conspiracy. The U.S. Attorneys Office for the Eastern District of Virginia stated in a release that this web site "provided millions of users with the ability to illegally download infringing copies of copyright-protected movies and television programs in high-quality formats", and that it "generated a total of $505,000 in income from Internet advertising and visitor donations". This release adds that Evans supervised the uploading of infringing content to the web site, while Andrew was an administrator of the web site.

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10/24. The Department of Justice's (DOJ) Antitrust Division published a notice in the Federal Register (FR) that announces that the DVD Copy Control Association filed a notification of a change in its membership, pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, which pertains to limiting antitrust liability of standard setting consortia. See, Federal Register, Vol. 76, No. 205, Monday, October 24, 2011, at Page 65749.

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