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Seventh Circuit Clarifies Online Service Liability for Illegal Advertisements By Michelle Yang — Edited by Wen Bu Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc. v. Craigslist, Inc. Seventh Circuit, March 14, 2008, No. 07-1101 Slip Opinion On March 14, the Seventh Circuit affirmed summary judgment by the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois for Craigslist, holding that the online bulletin board did not violate the Fair Housing Act by providing “an electronic meeting place” that hosted, ... Read More...
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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...
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Federal Circuit Upholds Damages Award Against Echostar By Andrew Ungberg — Edited by Wen Bu TiVo, Inc. v. EchoStar Commc’n Corp. Federal Circuit, January 31, 2008, No. 2006-1574 Slip Opinion The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld in part and reversed in part an Eastern District of Texas jury verdict finding that EchoStar’s DVR machines infringed hardware and software claims of TiVo’s patent. Writing for a unanimous panel, Judge Bryson found that EchoStar’s devices infringed TiVo’s software ... Read More...
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UK Patents Court Holds Software Patents May Be Enforceable By Sarah Sorscher — Edited by Wen Bu In re Astron Clinica, High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, Patents Court (EWHC (Pat)), January 25, 2008, Case No. CH/2007/APP/0466 Opinion On January 25, the United Kingdom High Court ruled that the U.K. Intellectual Property Office (IPO) cannot categorically reject patent claims for computer programs under Section 1(2) of the Patents Act of 1977 (designed to implement Article 52 of the European Patent ... Read More...
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European Court of Justice holds that EU law does not require ISPs to disclose subscriber information By Daniel Ray — Edited by Wen Bu Productores de Música de España (Promusicae) v. Telefónica de España S.A.U. European Court of Justice (Grand Chamber), January 29, 2008 Case C-275/06, 2008 CELEX no 62006J0275 (Jan. 29, 2008) Opinion On January 29, the European Court of Justice issued a Grand Chamber ruling in Promusicae v. Telefónica. The court held that European law does not require ... Read More...
Posted On Jan - 31 - 2008 2 Comments READ FULL POST
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