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Written by Julia Mas-Guindal Edited by Heather Whitney Editorial Policy I. Introduction The doctrine of moral rights in copyright law has been a source of strain in domestic and comparative legal scholarship for decades. This strain is greater in the U.S. than in countries employing a continental legal system, where moral rights are widely recognized. This is because U.S. law and European law are built on different foundations: while for the U.S. Copyright Act the encouragement of economic investments is ... Read More...
Posted On Dec - 31 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Second Circuit Rules First Sale Doctrine Only Applies to Goods Manufactured Domestically By Heather Whitney – Edited by Chinh Vo John Wiley & Sons v. Kirtsaeng, No. 09-4896-cv (2d Cir. Aug. 15, 2011) Slip Opinion After the Supreme Court’s non-precedential decision in Costco v. Omega, 131 S.Ct. 565 (2010), it is no surprise that the nexus of the first sale doctrine and works manufactured outside of the United States remains in flux.  In Wiley, the Second Circuit affirmed the judgment ... Read More...
Posted On Sep - 21 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
by Heather Whitney Google calls competitors’ patent acquisition anticompetitive; Microsoft claims Google was invited Techcrunch reports that Google accused Microsoft of buying the Nortel patents in order to supress competition from Android, Google’s popular mobile operating system. On Wednesday, Google SVP and Chief Legal Officer David Drummond released a blog post calling, among other things, the recent Nortel patent auction win by a consortium including competitors Microsoft, Apple, and Oracle anticompetitive, done to stifle Android innovation through litigation. On Thursday, Microsoft’s ... Read More...
Posted On Aug - 10 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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