So Fresh: Car-Scent Companies Duke It Out in Trademark Battle

The Car-Freshner Corporation prides itself in its Little Trees, those flimsy albeit potent diffusers of suffocating fragrance. In fact, Little Trees have freshness so on lock that OutKast might have to relinquish their title. But even more urgent is an ongoing legal battle between the Car-Freshner Corporation and… »11/17/15 8:15am11/17/15 8:15am


The New DMCA Rules Don't Go Far Enough

Decrypting copyrighted materials is, according to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, an illegal act. Yesterday, the Library of Congress issued a set of exemptions to the DMCA’s decryption ban, which many outlets, including Gizmodo, hailed as “victories” and “big wins.” They’re not. At best, the new rules allow… »10/28/15 8:44pm10/28/15 8:44pm

Appeals Court Rules the Batmobile is Copyright Protected

Batman’s vehicle of choice has had a lot of different looks over the 75 years it’s been around—but an ongoing legal case over unlicensed replicas based on the 1966 and 1989 versions of the Batmobile called into question whether DC had the right to copyright the car. Turns out, despite the myriad redesigns, they do. »9/23/15 2:50pm9/23/15 2:50pm

Will a Dash Cam Actually Help You After a Car Accident?

If a picture is worth a thousand words, video of the unbelievably stupid things you see on the road is priceless. But can dash cams actually help you out in a sticky situation? Here’s how to decide whether you should get one, as well as the skinny on dash cams in relation to insurance companies and U.S. law. »9/21/15 11:29am9/21/15 11:29am

Watch A Police Car Make Love To A Camry, Now With Video!

Back in May, we ran a post about how one Illinois officer received his comeuppance for doing his job by having his cruiser get ran over by a Camry »10/31/08 11:00am10/31/08 11:00am. We now bring you the in-car video from the cop's perspective. The jury's still out on whether the 70-year old driver intended to dole out the harshness or if he simply…