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By Susanna Lichter Fair Use Defense Bolstered by 7th Circuit Decision in South Park Viral Video Lawsuit In a victory for fair use proponents, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a District Court’s grant of a motion to dismiss based on fair use before any discovery took place in a lawsuit between the makers of the South Park television show and plaintiff Brownmark Films, LLC. Judge Cudahy found South Park’s substantial recreation of Brownmark Films’ viral video “What What ... Read More...
Posted On Jul - 2 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Government Says Megaupload Users Must Pay to Retrieve Their Data By Jacob L. Rogers – Edited by Heather Whitney United States v. Kim Dotcom, No. 1:12CR3 (E.D. Va. June 8, 2012) Kyle Goodwin’s motion for return of property (hosted by EFF) Government reply brief (hosted by Wired) In United States v. Kim Dotcom (“the Megaupload case”), the government has filed a reply brief regarding their responsibility (or lack thereof) to provide third parties their data in a situation where the ... Read More...
Posted On Jun - 18 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
California District Court Dismisses Oracle’s Copyright Infringement Claims Against Google, Finds APIs not Copyrightable By Susanna Lichter – Edited by Jennifer Wong Oracle America, Inc., v. Google Inc., No. C 10-0361 WHA (N.D. Cal. May 31, 2012) (hosted by Groklaw) The U.S. District Court of Northern California in San Francisco dismissed Oracle’s claims that Google had infringed Oracle’s copyright in 37 application programming interfaces (“APIs”), holding that the particular elements duplicated in Google’s Android operating system were free for all ... Read More...
Posted On Jun - 10 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
By Brittany Horth United States Orchestrated Cyberattack on Iran’s Main Nuclear Enrichment Facilities with Stuxnet Interviews with anonymous American, European, and Israeli officials, as well as outside experts, have revealed that President Obama ordered the acceleration of secret cyberattacks, codenamed “Olympic Games,” on Iran’s main nuclear enrichment facilities during his first months in office, reports the New York Times. The attacks were part of an Israel-United States effort to impair the development of Iran’s nuclear program. The order came after ... Read More...
Posted On Jun - 5 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Jury Decides Google Did Not Infringe Oracle Patents but Question of Whether APIs Can Be Copyrighted Remains By Brittany Horth – Edited by Michael Hoven Oracle America, Inc. v. Google Inc., No. 10-03561 (N.D. Cal. 2012) Special verdict on copyright claims from May 7, 2012 (hosted by Scribd) Special verdict on patent claims from May 23, 2012 (hosted by Scribd) A jury in the U.S. District Court of Northern California in San Francisco unanimously decided that Google’s Android mobile operating ... Read More...
Posted On May - 30 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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