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Minnesota Jury Awards Nearly $2 Million in RIAA File-Sharing Suit By Anthony Kammer-Edited by Amanda Rice RIAA/Capitol v. Thomas-Rasset On Thursday, June 18, 2009, a federal jury in Minneapolis, MN returned a $1.92 million verdict against Jammie Thomas-Rasset for willfully infringing the copyrights of twenty four songs she had made available for download on Kazaa, a file-sharing program. The suit, brought by the Recording Industry Artists of America (“RIAA”), involved copyrights owned by subsidiaries of four major recording companies, Warner ... Read More...
Posted On Jun - 22 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
In re Bilski Redefined? By Briahna Gray – Edited by Anthony Kammer In re Lewis Ferguson, Darryl Costin and Scott C. Harris Federal Circuit, March 6, 2009, Serial No. 09/387,823 Order On March 6, 2009, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a ruling by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences that a marketing paradigm for multiple independent software companies fashioned by Lewis Ferguson, Darryl Costin, and Scott C. Harris was not patentable under the U.S. Patent Act, 35 ... Read More...
Posted On Mar - 15 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Mary J. Blige’s “Family Affair” Not a Copyright Violation By Jia Ryu – Edited by Anthony Kammer Jones v. Blige United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, March 9, 2009 Slip Opinion On March 9, 2009, the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed a Michigan district court’s grant of summary judgment for defendant, Mary J. Blige in a copyright infringement case. Plaintiffs Leonard Jones and James E. White had filed suit against Defendants Mary J. ... Read More...
Posted On Mar - 12 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Kentucky Appeals Court Overturns Domain Name Seizure  By Anthony Kammer – Edited by Stephanie Weiner Vicsbingo.com v. Commonwealth of Kentucky, No 08-CI-01409 Court of Appeals Ruling (Hosted by EFF) Commonwealth of Kentucky v. 141 Internet Domain Names (original ruling)  On January 20, 2009, the Kentucky Court of Appeals overturned a lower court’s order to seize 141 Internet domain names that could potentially be used as illegal “gambling devices” within the state. The appeals court granted a stay back in November, but Tuesday’s ... Read More...
Posted On Jan - 25 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
An End to Business Methods Patents? By Anthony Kammer – Edited by Anna Lamut In re Bilski CAFC, October 30, 2008, No. 08/833,892 En Banc In re Bilski opinion Amicus Brief, En Banc Order, BPAI opinion  (hosted by Electronic Frontier Foundation) On October 30, 2008, an en banc panel of the Federal Circuit upheld a ruling by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences that a business method developed by Bernard Bilski and Rand Warsaw for hedging risks in commodities trading ... Read More...
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