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Judge Quashes Recording Industry Subpoena Seeking the Identities of Three Boston University “John Does” By Jamie Wicks – Edited by Jon Choate London-Sire Records, Inc. v. Does 1-4 D. Mass., No. 1:04-cv-12434 Court Order (hosted by Ray Beckerman) On November 24th, Judge Nancy Gertner of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts rebuffed an attempt by major recording industry companies to force a university to reveal the identity of individuals who shared music through online peer-to-peer networks. Judge ... Read More...
Posted On Nov - 29 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Alleged “Coupon Hacker” and Coupons, Inc. Settle DMCA Suit [UPDATED] By Chris Kulawik — Edited by Jon Choate Coupons, Inc. v. Stottlemire N.D. Cal., No. CV 07-03457 HRL Court Documents (hosted by Justia) Last week, Coupons, Inc. (“Coupons”), settled its DMCA suit against John Stottlemire, who had defended himself pro se. The parties have not fully disclosed the details of the settlement, but Stottlemire indicates that the case was dismissed with prejudice. The agreement follows a year’s worth of litigation ... Read More...
Posted On Nov - 28 - 2008 1 Comment READ FULL POST

Harry Potter Lexicon Defendant Files Notice of Appeal Notice of Appeal (hosted by Justia) On November 7, 2008, defendant RDR Books filed a notice of appeal to the Second Circuit from the September 9, 2008 decision of the S.D.N.Y., which permanently enjoined its publication of the Harry Potter Lexicon book and awarded plaintiffs Warner Brothers and J.K. Rowling statutory damages of $6,750. Previously: Harry Potter Lexicon Found to Infringe J.K. Rowling’s Copyright

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Posted On Nov - 11 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Google Library Project Lawsuit Settles By Tyler Lacey — Edited By Anna Lamut Authors Guild, Inc. v. Google Inc. S.D.N.Y., No. 05 CV 8136 Settlement Agreement On October 28, 2008, the Authors Guild, Association of American Publishers, and Google reached a settlement that, pending approval by the court, will end a lawsuit that began three years ago when the Authors Guild filed a class action against Google on behalf of more than eight thousand authors in the U.S. District Court ... Read More...
Posted On Oct - 30 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST
President Bush Signs PRO-IP Act S. 3325 On Monday, October 14, President Bush signed into law the Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act, also known as the PRO-IP Act, S. 3325. The PRO-IP Act steepens penalties for IP infringement and increases resources to the DOJ to coordinate state and federal efforts against counterfeiting and piracy. Although opposed by the DOJ, the Act also provides for a “U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator” position within the Executive Office of the ... Read More...
Posted On Oct - 14 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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