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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...
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Second Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Trademark Infringement Suit Against Google By Debbie Rosenbaum – Edited by Stephanie Weiner Rescuecom v. Google Second Circuit, April 3, 2009, 06-4881-cv Opinion (hosted by EFF) On April 3, 2009, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated the District Court for the Northern District of New York’s dismissal of a trademark infringement suit against Google by Rescuecom, Corp., a computer repair firm. At issue was Google’s AdWords program, which allows advertisers to purchase ... Read More...
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Second Circuit: Cablevision DVR Does Not Directly Infringe Copyright By Stephanie Weiner — Edited by Andrew Ungberg The Cartoon Network LP v. CSC Holdings, Inc. Second Circuit, August 4, 2008, 07-1480-cv(L) & 07-1511-cv(CON) Slip Opinion (also hosted at the EFF) On August 4, the Second Circuit reversed the District Court for the Southern District of New York, ruling that Cablevision’s “Remote Storage” Digital Video Recorder system (RS-DVR) does not infringe the copyrights of the various broadcast and cable channels that ... Read More...
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Second Circuit Holds First Amendment Claim Against School Regulation of Off-Campus Speech Unlikely to Succeed on the Merits By Jay Gill — Edited by Nicola Carah Doninger v. Niehoff Second Circuit, May 29, 2008, No. 07-3885 Slip Opinion The Second Circuit unanimously affirmed the Connecticut District Court’s decision to deny a motion for preliminary injunction in a case involving a high school’s alleged violation a student’s First Amendment rights. Ms. Doninger filed suit after the high school prohibited her daughter ... Read More...
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Second Circuit Holds Copyright Class Action Claims Must Be Based on Registered Copyright By Andrew Ungberg — Edited by Wen Bu In Re Literary Works in Electronic Databases Copyright Litigation Second Circuit, November 29, 2007, No. 05-5943-cv(L) Slip Opinion On November 29, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated and remanded a decision of the District Court for the Southern District of New York to certify a class of freelance authors and accept a settlement of their copyright ... Read More...
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