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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...
Posted On Aug - 10 - 2008 1 Comment READ FULL POST
Eleventh Circuit Applies Copyright Act’s Collective Works Provision to CD-ROM Collection By Dmitriy Tishyevich — Edited by Andrew Ungberg Greenberg v. National Geographic Society 11th Circuit, June 30, 2008, No. 05-16964 Slip Opinion On June 30, the Eleventh Circuit issued a divided en banc opinion, affirming by a 7-5 vote the panel decision in Greenberg II, which had vacated Greenberg I. Writing for the majority, Judge Barkett held that National Geographic was privileged to reproduce its print issues. Section 201(c) ... Read More...
Posted On Jul - 6 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST
ICANN Opens Up Available Top Level Domains By Joshua Gruenspecht — Edited by Andrew Ungberg June 26, 2008 ICANN press release The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”), the international organization in charge of allocating resources and establishing protocols on the Internet, last week removed the existing limits on internet generic top-level domains (“gTLD”s) and announced plans to accept applications from operators for new namespaces. Initially, the earliest domain names fell into a few select functionally classified categories, ... Read More...
Posted On Jul - 2 - 2008 1 Comment READ FULL POST
Supreme Court Reinvigorates Patent Exhaustion By Andrew Ungberg — Edited by Joshua Gruenspecht Quanta Computers, Inc. v. LG Electronics, Inc. Supreme Court of the United States, June 9, 2008, No. 2006-937 Slip Opinion The Supreme Court reversed the Federal Circuit, which had held that patent holders could seek infringement damages from subsequent purchasers further “downstream” provided that the initial transfer had imposed some type of restriction on the initial purchaser. The Federal Circuit’s ruling, had it been upheld, would have ... Read More...
Posted On Jun - 13 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST
House Passes Version of Controversial Wiretapping Legislation Without Telecom Immunity By Andrew Ungberg — Edited by Wen Bu H.R. 3773 – Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 Amendments Act of 2008 Full Text of House Bill Full Text of Corresponding Senate Bill CRS Summary of House Bill GovTrack Summary (including House vote details) On Friday, March 14, the House of Representatives approved H.R. 3773, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (“FISA”) of 1978 Amendments Act of 2008. The House bill, which ... Read More...
Posted On Mar - 19 - 2008 1 Comment READ FULL POST
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