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Intellectual Property

TweetBig names in the entertainment industry such as Viacom, Paramount, other film studios and television networks, music publishers and sports leagues sued YouTube and Google in the Southern District of New York several years ago in a lawsuit entitled Viacom International, Inc. LLC, et al. v. YouTube Inc. LLC, et al., Docket Nos. 10–3270–cv, 10–3342–cv […]

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TweetThe Second Circuit recently ruled that a software engineer at Goldman Sachs could not be prosecuted under Federal criminal law for his theft of encrypted software, overturning his criminal conviction which had sentenced him to eight years in prison, followed by a three-year supervised release and fines totalling $12,500. The engineer in question, Sergey Aleynikov, […]

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TweetUniversity of Pennsylvania Law School, in preparation for a symposium on fashion law and intellectual property law, created a very clever poster to publicize the event.  What did UPenn come up with? A poster which riffed on Louis Vuitton’s famous logo.  The poster was done up in the same famous colors as a Louis Vuitton bag-brown […]

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TweetThe AP recently filed suit in the U.S. Southern District of New York against the entity Meltwater News for what the AP claims is copyright infringement and ‘hot news’ misappropriation. Meltwater is a digital news aggregator that summarizes news content for paying subscribers. All the subscriber has to do to access the digital “news clippings” is enter a search […]

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TweetCalifornia Attorney General Kamala Harris recently reached an agreement with Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard and Research in Motion in which the six companies conceded that California law requires apps to have privacy policies.  They agreed tha they would require app developers who collect personal information to include these privacy policies. The overwhelming majority of the most-downloaded mobile apps […]

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TweetApple recently filed yet another lawsuit, this time in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, seeking a temporary sales ban on Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus over its alleged violation of several patents. The Galaxy Nexus uses Google’s newest version of the Android mobile operating system, the “Ice Cream Sandwich”. The Galaxy Nexus […]

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TweetThe European Commission has today proposed a comprehensive reform of its 1995 data protection rules in a bid to not only strengthen online privacy rights but also, it claims, to boost Europe’s digital economy. The EU cites as reasons for the proposed reforms the developments in technology about the way data is collected, assessed and used. […]

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TweetThe Supreme Court, in Golan v. Holder, U.S. Supreme Court, Slip Opinion No. 10-545 (decided January 18, 2012), approved an act of Congress that transformed the status of foreign works which had been in the public domain for many years if not decades to that of copyright protected status. This will have an effect on […]

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Tweet Google’s competitors accuse Google of giving its own services preferential treatment in search results, and they claim that regulators are not doing enough about it.  Google has been busy promoting its own social network Google+ by integrating information from its other services into search results made by subscribers to Google+, thereby extending its search dominance and killing […]

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Tweet Source: Uploaded by user via Debra on Pinterest   A funny thing happened to me today while using Wikipedia. At around 10am EST I got a taste of what Internet censorship must look like. While researching an article using one of my favorite free sites, Wikipedia, it went black on me and showed this […]

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