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By Andrew Crocker Supreme Court to Hear “Major Test of Copyright Power” SCOTUSblog reports that the Supreme Court has granted certiorari in Golan v. Holder to consider a challenge to the federal law that restored U.S. copyrights to certain foreign works that had previously been in the public domain. The petitioners are “orchestra conductors, educators, performers, film archivists, and motion picture distributors” who claim to have relied upon the formerly public domain works. The petitioners have twice appealed to, and ... Read More...
Posted On Mar - 13 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
By Vivian Tao Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in HIV Test Patent Dispute Mercury News reports that oral arguments in the Supreme Court began this week over whether a Stanford University researcher’s patent on an HIV test belongs to Stanford or pharmaceutical company Roche. Researcher Mark Holodniy developed the test while he was employed as a professor at the Stanford School of Medicine. The dispute centers around whether he could transfer Stanford’s patent rights while working as a visiting researcher at Cetus laboratories, ... Read More...
Posted On Mar - 6 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Seventh Circuit Denies Moral Rights Protection to Chicago Garden By Albert Wang – Edited by Matthew Gelfand Kelley v. Chicago Park District, Nos. 08-3701 and 08-3712 (7th Cir. Feb. 15, 2011) Slip Opinion The Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed the Northern District of Illinois’ judgment in favor of the Chicago Park District on Chapman Kelley’s Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA) claim, while reversing the court’s judgment in favor of Kelley on his claim of implied contract. The ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 25 - 2011 4 Comments READ FULL POST
By A. Gavin Fishman Marketing Executive Proposes Controversial “.gay” Top-Level Internet Domain CNET reports that Scott Seitz, chief executive of dotGAY and founder of SPI Marketing, plans to apply to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for approval of the proposed top-level Internet domain “.gay.” Seitz states that “.gay will be a venue for enhancing [the LGBT community’s] ability to interact with each other as a community.” Past efforts to register controversial top-level domains, such as the ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 19 - 2011 1 Comment READ FULL POST
Kwan v. Schlein By Raquel Acosta – Edited by Jonathan Allred Kwan v. Schlein, No. 09-5205-cv (2nd Cir. Jan. 25, 2011) Opinion hosted by Scribd.com The Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the District Court for the Southern District of New York, which denied summary judgment on plaintiff’s claim for copyright infringement because it was time-barred, and granted defendants’ motion for summary judgment to dismiss the claims. [Editorial note: the Second Circuit opinion incorrectly records that the district ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 17 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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