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District Court Judge Rules Evidence of Suicide Admissible in Lori Drew MySpace Case By Leocadie Welling – Edited by Nicola Carah United States v. Drew, 08-CR-582   On November 14, 2008, Judge George Wu of the District Court for the Central District of California indicated at hearing that he would admit evidence of 13-year-old Megan Meier’s suicide at the upcoming trial of Lori Drew.  Judge Wu further indicated that although he was admitting the evidence, he would issue a jury ... Read More...
Posted On Nov - 20 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST
District Court Extends TRO Against RealDVD Until Nov. 17th By Andrew Ungberg –- Edited by Jon Choate RealNetworks, Inc. v. DVD Copy Control Ass’n N.D. Cal., October 7, 2008, No. C 08 04548 HRL Court Docket provided by Justia On Tuesday, October 7th, Judge Marilyn Hall Patel announced she would not disturb a temporary restraining order in place against RealNetworks (“Real”), pending a preliminary injunction hearing in mid-November.  The order blocks Real from selling RealDVD, a software program that allows ... Read More...
Posted On Oct - 14 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Palin E-mail Hacker Indicted on Federal Charges by Tennessee Grand Jury By Andrew Ungberg –- Edited by Jon Choate United States v. Kernell E.D. Tenn., October 7, 2008, No. 3:08-CR-142 Indictment On October 7, 2008 a Tennessee grand jury charged David C. Kernell with violating 18 U.S.C. § 2701 (part of the Stored Communications Act) and 18 U.S.C § 1030(a)(2) (a subsection of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act) for allegedly accessing the Yahoo e-mail account of Alaska Governor Sarah ... Read More...
Posted On Oct - 12 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Expelled Lawsuit Dropped Lennon v. Premise Media Corp. (S.D.N.Y.) The suit filed by Yoko Ono and the children of John Lennon against the producers of Expelled, a motion picture that used a clip of the song “Imagine” without permission, was withdrawn and dismissed last month.  However, Anthony Falzone, Executive Director of Stanford’s Fair Use Project and counsel for defendants, notes: [T]he right result came far too late. The mere pendency of these cases caused the film’s DVD distributor to shy ... Read More...
Posted On Oct - 7 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST
District Court Vacates Verdict and Damages in File-Sharing Copyright Infringement Case, Grants New Trial By Dmitriy Tishyevich - Edited by Bradley Hamburger Capitol Records Inc. v. Thomas D. Minn., September 24, 2008, No. 06‐1497 Order (provided by EFF) On September 24, 2008, Chief Judge Michael Davis of the United States. District Court, District of Minnesota, issued an order in Capitol Records Inc. v. Thomas (formerly Virgin Records America, Inc. v. Thomas) vacating a jury’s October 2007 copyright infringement verdict and award of $222,000 in ... Read More...
Posted On Oct - 1 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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