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Written by Matt Gelfand Edited by Harry Zhou Editorial Policy A major criticism of the current copyright system is the overbreadth of the protections it affords, in terms of duration, works covered, and uses covered. With the Copyright Act of 1976 and subsequent international treaties and legislation, copyright has become quasi-permanent, and breadth-limiting formalities such as notice and registration requirements have been eliminated.[1] Virtually any use of the creative expressive content in a work is subject to control by a ... Read More...
Posted On May - 5 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Sony Settles Lawsuit with PlayStation 3 Hacker By Vivian Tao – Edited by Chinh Vo Sony Computer Entm’t Am. v. Hotz, No. CV11-0167 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 11, 2011) Final Judgment hosted by Electronic Frontier Foundation On April 11, 2011, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California entered a final judgment for plaintiff Sony Computer Entertainment America (“Sony”), granting Sony a permanent injunction against defendant George Hotz. The injunction prevents Hotz, a notorious hacker, from engaging in any ... Read More...
Posted On Apr - 17 - 2011 1 Comment READ FULL POST
Second Circuit Holds that Submission of Entire Copyrighted Work in Judicial Proceedings Constitutes Fair Use By Kaethin Prizer – Edited by Esther Kang Hollander v. Steinberg, No. 10-1140-cv (2d Cir. Apr. 5, 2011) Summary Order hosted by Scribd.com The Second Circuit affirmed the decision of the District Court for the Eastern District of New York, which had granted summary judgment in favor of the defendant in a copyright infringement suit. The Second Circuit applied the traditional four-factor fair use test, ... Read More...
Posted On Apr - 15 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
By Emily Hootkins Federal Judge Overturns $625.5 Million Judgment against Apple On Monday, U.S. District Judge Leonard Davis reversed an October 2010 decision requiring Apple to pay over $625.5 million in patent infringement damages, CNET news and PC Magazine report. This reversal is the latest decision in a three-year battle between Mirror Worlds and Apple. Last October, a jury handed found Apple liable for infringing Mirror Worlds’ patents with its Cover Flow, Spotlight, and Time Machine software. Judge Davis reversed this ... Read More...
Posted On Apr - 9 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Federal Court Upholds Subpoenas Compelling ISP to Identify Over 1000 Alleged File-Sharers By Paul Cathcart – Edited by Jad Mills Call of the Wild Movie, LLC v. Does 1-1,062, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 29153 (D.D.C. March 22, 2011) Memorandum Opinion hosted by Scribd.com In two copyright cases, Judge Beryl A. Howell of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia denied Time Warner Cable’s (“TWC’s”) motions to quash subpoenas compelling the identification of subscribers associated with allegedly infringing ... Read More...
Posted On Apr - 8 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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