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By Esther Kang Google Settles Buzz Class Action Suit for $8.5 Million The New York Times reports that Google has settled a class action suit over privacy violations related to its release of the Buzz application last February.  The settlement stipulates that Google will set up an $8.5 million fund for Internet privacy organizations and will educate users about Buzz’s privacy features.  Google chose not to compensate individual users because few class members suffered actual damages, and because pro rata ... Read More...
Posted On Nov - 6 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Copyright Troll Righthaven Experiences Setback due to District Court’s Grant of Dismissal Motion to Defendant Claiming Fair Use By Jonathan Allred – Edited by Cary Mayberger Righthaven v. Realty One Group, 2:10-cv-1036-LRH-PAL (D. Nev. Oct. 18, 2010) Opinion hosted by the Las Vegas Sun In one of the first rulings to come down in plaintiff Righthaven’s many copyright suits, the District Court of Nevada granted defendant Michael Nelson’s motion to dismiss. Righthaven’s lawsuits are notable because they represent a new ... Read More...
Posted On Oct - 28 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST
The Supreme Court Asked to Rule on the Constitutionality of “Restored” Copyright Protection By Andrew Goodwin – Edited by Cary Mayberger Petition for Writ of Certiorari, Golan v. Holder (U.S. 2010) Petition hosted by The Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School In June 2010, the United States Circuit Court for the Tenth Circuit held that § 514 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (“URAA”), codified in 17 U.S.C. §§ 104(A) and 109(a), did not violate the First ... Read More...
Posted On Oct - 26 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST
U.S. appeals court affirms district court decision that a download is not a performance under the Copyright Act By Greg Tang – Edited by Ian C. Wildgoose Brown United States v. Am. Soc’y of Composers, Authors & Publishers, No. 09-0539 (2d Cir. September 28, 2010) Opinion On September 28, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the ruling of the Southern District of New York that a digital download of a song does not constitute a public performance under section 106(4) of ... Read More...
Posted On Oct - 10 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST
By Ian B. Brooks Lexmark Sues 24 Companies for Patent Infringement CNET reports that Lexmark is once again attempting to stop sales of aftermarket printer cartridges. In its latest attempt, Lexmark has filed suit against 24 companies in the International Trade Commission and a U.S. district court alleging infringement of at least 15 patents related to laser printer technology. In its ITC complaint, Lexmark seeks the exclusion of imported goods that infringe the company’s patents. The district court case seeks ... Read More...
Posted On Aug - 26 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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