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By Brittany Horth Oracle v. Google Trial Begins The Oracle v. Google trial began on Monday, April 16, 2012 in the Northern District Court of California in San Francisco by swearing in twelve jurors for what is expected to be eight weeks of testimony, reports Ars Technica. According to an overview by All Things D, Oracle alleges that Google’s Android mobile operating system violates both copyright and patents on Java, which Oracle acquired from SunMicrosystems in 2010. The New York ... Read More...
Posted On Apr - 22 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Second Circuit Ruling Leaves Open Possibility That YouTube Is Not Protected By Safe Harbor By Jacob Rogers – Edited by Julie Dorais Viacom Int’l, Inc., Football Ass’n Premier League Ltd. v. YouTube, Inc., Docket No. 10-3270-cv (2nd Cir. April 5, 2012) Slip Opinion The Second Circuit partially affirmed and partially reversed a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, granting summary judgment to YouTube on all claims of direct and secondary copyright infringement brought ... Read More...
Posted On Apr - 10 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
By Heejin Choi and Dorothy Du – Edited by Julie Dorais This past August, the Digest summarized some of the legal challenges that major service providers of online music and video streaming faced. Below are updates of select stories: Grooveshark – All Four Major Record Labels Are Now Suing Back in August 2011, the Digest reported that Universal Music Group, a major record label, filed a copyright infringement suit against Grooveshark, the popular music streaming service. Universal accused Grooveshark employees ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 18 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
By Charlie Stiernberg What Changed in Google’s Privacy Policy Google recently announced changes to its privacy policy and terms of service, prompting concerns by a bipartisan group of congressmen over the future safety of customer data. Reuters reports that Pablo Chavez, Google’s director of public policy, responded directly to the lawmakers’ questions in a letter, stating that “the updated privacy policy does not allow us to collect any new or additional types of information about users.” The Electronic Frontier Foundation ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 11 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Megaupload.com indicted by Department of Justice By Daniella Adler – Edited by Abby Lauer U.S. v. Kim Dotcom et al., 1:12-cr-3 (E.D. Va.) Indictment The Department of Justice recently brought a criminal indictment against Megaupload.com and related websites in the Eastern District of Virginia on three different counts of copyright infringement as well as money laundering and racketeering. The indictment calls the operators of Megaupload.com and its environs the “Mega-Conspiracy” and describes it as a “worldwide criminal organization.” The government ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 5 - 2012 1 Comment READ FULL POST
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