Case Tracker: Letterman's YouTube problem; Apple's Eminem problem; Jack Thompson's Facebook problemMon Oct 05, 2009 @ 11:07AM PST
Here's a roundup of some stories we've been following:
- We covered the legal ramifications of David Letterman's admission to having an affair with "Late Show" female staffers last week. This appears to be a sensitive topic for CBS as the network is doing everything in its power to keep clips of Letterman's admission off YouTube and other media websites.
- Apple has wisely settled its beef with Eminem. The rapper's publisher claimed it was due more money from digital sales, but the trial won't reach any conclusion after the parties reached an undisclosed settlement.
- Remember Jack Thompson, the zealous Florida attorney who went after video games for violent content and eventually lost his law license for obstruction of justice? Thompson has now filed a lawsuit against Facebook for hosting hate groups on the social networking website. He believes the groups have threatened him.
- According to an story by ABC News, peephole victim Erin Andrews' "own detective work was integral in helping investigators track and arrest her suspected stalker." And what did that detective work consist of? Identifying the exact room, date, and location where she wore a pair of blue jeans that appeared in the video.