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Archive for February, 2009

Public Trials Should Be Made Available Via Internet By: Debbie Rosenbaum* Editorial Policy File-Sharing Cases in Courts Around the World In February, the four men behind the popular file-sharing site The Pirate Bay went to trial in Stockholm, Sweden.  They stand accused of helping millions of Internet users illegally download protected movies, music, and computer games. The defendants – Fredrik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi, and Carl Lundström – face up to two years in prison and a fine ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 28 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Governor Schwarzenegger’s Video Game Act Terminated by the Ninth Circuit By Brittany Blueitt- Edited by Anna Lamut Video Software Dealers Assoc. v. Schwarzenegger February 20, 2009, Case No. 07-16620 Opinion The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the order of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, enjoining the enforcement of an Act that imposed a mandatory labeling requirement for all “violent” video games and prohibited the sale of such games to ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 28 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Pennsylvania District Court Dismisses Boring v. Google, Inc. By Aaron Dulles – Edited by Jay Gill Boring v. Google, Inc. Western District of Pennsylvania, February 17, 2009, No. 08-694 District Court Memorandum Opinion A magistrate judge in the Western District of Pennsylvania dismissed all claims by Aaron and Christine Boring against Google for photographs taken of the Borings’ house and pool for use in the Street View feature of Google Maps. The Borings had filed suit in April 2008 after discovering ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 25 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Motion to Keep Secret the Identities of Alleged Copyright Infringers Denied: State University of New York at Albany Forced to Reveal Students’ Identities By Tyler Lacey – Edited by Jay Gill Arista Records LLC v. Does 1-16 N.D.N.Y., February 18, 2009, No. 1:08-CV-765 Order On February 18, 2009, United States Magistrate Judge Randolph F. Treece of the Northern District of New York denied a motion to quash a subpoena that would force the State University of New York at Albany ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 23 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Non-Precedential ‘Win’ for Record Labels: 9th Circuit Denies Attorney’s Fees for Voluntarily Dismisse Defendant By Sharona Hakimi – Edited by Aaron Dulles Interscope Records v. Leadbetter, February 6, 2009,  No. 07-3582 Court of Appeals Ruling District Court Ruling On February 6, 2009, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the decision of a W.D. Washington District Court denying defendant Dawnell Leadbetter’s motion for attorney’s fees and costs. In December of 2006 a group of recording companies voluntarily dismissed their claims against ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 14 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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