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Archive for November, 2011

By Ivar Hartmann European Commission VP demands more revenue for artists Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission responsible for Digital Agenda, publicly supported changes to the current copyright system in Europe. In a speech entitled “Who feeds the artist?” at the Forum D’Avignon on Nov. 19th, Kroes criticized the scarcity of revenue that copyright legislation and other areas of law reserve for artists. “Speaking of economic reward: if that is the aim of our current copyright system, we’re failing here”, stated Kroes. She ... Read More...
Posted On Nov - 30 - 2011 2 Comments READ FULL POST
By Geng Chen DOJ Defends Expansive Interpretation of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act NPR reports that Richard Downing, deputy chief of the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section at the Department of Justice, testified before a House Judiciary subcommittee on the DOJ’s proposal to broaden its reading of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”). An advance copy of Downing’s written statement, obtained by CNET, advocated for criminal prosecutions based on violations of Web sites’ “terms of service” policies or ... Read More...
Posted On Nov - 21 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Federal Circuit Holds that Typhoon’s Patents Are Valid, but Not Infringed By Marsha Sukach – Edited by Andrew Crocker Typhoon Touch Techs. v. Dell, Inc., No. 2009-1589 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 4, 2011) Slip Opinion The Federal Circuit affirmed in part and reversed in part the ruling of the U. S.District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, which held that Typhoon’s patents that cover its “keyboardless” touch-screen computing system are invalid and not infringed. Judge Newman, joined by Chief Judge ... Read More...
Posted On Nov - 19 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on GPS Tracking Case By Amara Osisioma – Edited by Andrew Crocker U.S. v. Jones, 10-1259 (2011) Transcript of Oral Arguments On Tuesday, November 8th, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in U.S. v. Jones to determine whether the police had violated Antoine Jones’ Fourth Amendment rights when they attached a GPS to his car without a warrant and tracked his movements. Though the police initially obtained a warrant for the investigation, it had expired when ... Read More...
Posted On Nov - 18 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
By Jennifer Wong Twitter Ordered to Release Information in WikiLeaks Case The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has ordered Twitter to release information about three of its users who have possible ties to the whistle-blower site WikiLeaks, the New York Times reports. The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) sought the information last year, but not with a search warrant. Rather, they ordered the information be revealed pursuant to the Stored Communications Act, 18 U.S.C. § 2701 ... Read More...
Posted On Nov - 15 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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