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Content by Vera Ranieri Google Sued for Use of Trademarked Terms in Adwords Program A class action was filed against Google on May 11, 2009 in federal court in Texas challenging its use of trademarked terms in its adwords program. The New York Times covered the case and surrounding issues. Ars Technica analyzes Google’s new AdWords policy. ACLU Challenges Constitutionality of Gene Patents The ACLU filed suit in the Southern District of New York challenging the patenting of genes and genetic tests as ... Read More...
Posted On May - 23 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
District Court Upholds First Amendment Challenge to the URAA By Caitlyn Ross – Edited by Stephanie Weiner Golan v. Holder D. of Colorado, April 3, 2009, No. 01-cv-01854-LTB Memorandum Opinion (hosted by the Stanford Fair Use Project) On April 3rd, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado granted plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment, upholding the First Amendment challenge to Section 514 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (URAA), codified in 17 U.S.C. §104A. The case was on ... Read More...
Posted On Apr - 13 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Maryland’s Highest Court Adopts Dendrite Standard for Unmasking Anonymous Forum Posters in Defamation Actions By Evan Kubota –- Edited by Miriam Weiler Independent Newspapers, Inc. v. Brodie Court of Appeals of Maryland, February 27, 2009, No. 63 Opinion On February 27th, the Court of Appeals of Maryland reversed a lower court’s order compelling discovery of the identities of five anonymous Internet forum posters in a defamation action. The court had granted certiorari on its own initiative.  While the court’s holding ... Read More...
Posted On Mar - 6 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Public Trials Should Be Made Available Via Internet By: Debbie Rosenbaum* Editorial Policy File-Sharing Cases in Courts Around the World In February, the four men behind the popular file-sharing site The Pirate Bay went to trial in Stockholm, Sweden.  They stand accused of helping millions of Internet users illegally download protected movies, music, and computer games. The defendants – Fredrik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi, and Carl Lundström – face up to two years in prison and a fine ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 28 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Governor Schwarzenegger’s Video Game Act Terminated by the Ninth Circuit By Brittany Blueitt- Edited by Anna Lamut Video Software Dealers Assoc. v. Schwarzenegger February 20, 2009, Case No. 07-16620 Opinion The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the order of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, enjoining the enforcement of an Act that imposed a mandatory labeling requirement for all “violent” video games and prohibited the sale of such games to ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 28 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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