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31 Dec 1969, 11:00 am by Barry Sookman
Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2013-06-23 http://t.co/vRSDQDCXEl -> Pink Floyd: Pandora Internet radio royalty ripoff http://t.co/040FErsb17 -> Internet cafe supporters move ahead with referendum challenging new law http://t.co/3gscJpdsAW -> California sends a cease and desist order to the Bitcoin Foundation http://t.co/2i1Cn070Ta -> The CopyCat – tantalising titbits and techno tales http://t.co/Eazkme9DHW -> How I Found Copyright Infringement thru Google Images… [read post]
20 Apr 2014, 9:38 am by admin
Guest post by Andrei Mincov (Trademark Factory – reprinted with permission) As many of you know, the Federal Government recently introduced Bill C-31, the Economic Action Plan 2014, No. 1. Among the changes to almost 40 different pieces of legislation, it introduces many significant and long-awaited changes to the Trade-marks Act. In this post, I will outline what they are, and provide my opinion about them, and also comment on why established Canadian law firms are now singing the same old… [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 8:00 am by Dan Ernst
We don’t review books here at Legal History Blog, but we also don’t complain when publishers send us review copies.  This week we received Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies, by Lawrence Goldstone, an epic account of patent litigation enlivened by the romance of invention and flight, published by a subsidiary of Random House.  Although I only dipped into it before passing it along to our patent maven here at Georgetown Law,… [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 5:30 am by Barry Sookman
Conviction under DMCA for selling mod chips US v. SILVIUS, Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit 2014http://t.co/qw8bs0GNAv -> Right to publish by electronic means includes ebooks HARPERCOLLINS v. OPEN ROAD INTEGRATED SD New York 2014http://t.co/0fpLNBOtSU -> Click wrap agreement with employee enforceable in NEWELL RUBBERMAID INC. v. Storm, Del: Court of Chancery 2014http://t.co/klK7wDW855 -> Removal of author credits on back of photo violated CMI DMCA provisions LEVEYFILM v. FOX SPORTS ND Illinois… [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 3:00 am by Melissa Barnett
By Melissa Barnett The sun sets on several new gTLDs The Sunrise period has ended, or will by Monday, for the new gTLDs listed below. gTLD Sunrise Opens Sunrise… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 8:15 pm by Dana
This post compares plagiarism and copyright infringement. It is prompted by a Quora question that I answered several months ago. (See Have your ideas or works ever been plagiarized? What happened?) Plagiarism Defined Plagiarism is the wrongful appropriate on another’s work and presenting it as one’s own. One typically thinks of plagiarism occurring in academia or journalism. However, as discussed below, it can occur in other professions, too. Copyright Infringement Defined The holder of… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 3:13 pm by admin
Guest post by John Simpson (Shift Law – reprinted with permission) Canada’s Trade-marks Act is about to undergo its most significant amendments since it was first enacted in 1953. Even the spelling of “trade-mark” will change (to “trademark”). Trademark practitioners and their clients should take note of the proposed changes (outlined below) as some will be relevant to trademark selection and prosecution strategy and enforcement decisions that should be made… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 2:49 pm by Kenan Farrell
Plaintiff is a Portland, Oregon-based designer/manufacturer/retailer of high quality wool fabrics and apparel, and is known for its unique proprietary fabric and blanket designs. Plaintiff regularly enters into sales contracts with wholesale customers, who must agree that “The Purchaser will not sell the goods or any part thereof, to another dealer or to any other reseller, and will not sell the goods through the Internet without the written consent of [Plaintiff].” The 20 John… [read post]
Interested observers on all sides of the contentious debate over Aereo have focused a great deal on the implications for cloud computing if the Supreme Court rules against Aereo. The Court hears oral argument next week, and the cloud computing issue is sure to make an appearance. Several parties that filed amicus briefs in the case weighed in on the issue. The Center for Democracy & Technology, for example, filed abrief arguing that a ruling against Aereo would hinder the development of cloud… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 12:59 pm by Glenn
The strangely named Rockstar Consortium has been in the news again, in part because some of its members just formed a new lobbying group, the Partnership for American Innovation, aimed at preventing the current political furor over patent trolls from bleeding into a general overhaul of the U.S. patent system. Yet Rockstar is perhaps the most aggressive patent troll out there today. Hence the mounting pressure in Washington, DC for the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division — which… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 9:49 am by LTA-Editor
By Alex Boguniewicz The phenomenon of bringing deceased musicians back to life on stage via “hologram” technology may have hit a bump in the road with the most recent suit involving the controversial process. We have previously covered some of the copyright implications of these holographic resurrections, but now Hologram USA and Musion Das Hologram Limited have filed a complaint in the Federal District Court for Central California against Cirque Du Soleil alleging patent infringements… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 8:03 am by
The Intellectual Property Bill has passed through the Commons and now awaits royal assent. Although much attention has focused on clause 13 of the Bill which will create a new offence of unauthorized copying of a registered or registered Community design in the course of business the legislation makes a number of useful changes to registered and unregistered designs and patents law. I have [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 6:03 am by Wahab & Medenica LLC
With the speculative, costly and long-term nature of developing various literary properties (i.e., books graphic novels, etc.) for screen (i.e., film, TV, etc.), producers require an effective mechanism to secure rights for a limited time (without having to spend exorbitant sums for a project that may never secure the financing or other elements necessary to actually enter production). Hence, option agreements are designed to give producers a window to assemble financing and other elements, without… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 5:30 am by Barry Sookman
Premier League drops copyright infringement case against YouTube http://t.co/ZXQqZOGLz1 -> All sent and received e-mails in Gmail will be analyzed, says Google http://t.co/hG71XrEZmI -> Do Patents Truly Promote Innovation? http://t.co/0xshJpz9SI -> Twibel Ruling: Tweeting That Someone is “Fucking Crazy” is Not Defamatory http://t.co/Fe2p0mx9v6 -> SEC conflict mineral rule violates freedom of speech, U.S. court says http://t.co/LUHAHdo113 -> Key Differences between US and… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 3:34 am by Newspapers, Online Magazines and Blogs
Barely three months after the invasion and arrest of a suspected counterfeit software reseller in the Ikeja area of Lagos by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the agency has arrested yet another suspect, the promoters of Arewa Systems Limited, within the same vicinity.  The company was alleged to be producing high quality counterfeit software. Read more The post EFCC Arrests Suspected Counterfeit Software Reseller in Lagos by Emma Okonji | THISDAY LIVE appeared first on… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 1:17 am by tracey
‘Solicitors organisation warns that too much valuable, intellectual property is in danger of being lost when we die.’ Full story The Guardian, 16th April 2014 Source: www.guardian.co.uk [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 6:38 pm by FHH Law
In case you ever wondered whether there’s such a thing as “unrecusal” – and, frankly, we hadn’t – here’s the answer: yes. The Supreme Court has announced that Justice Alito, who had recused himself from any participation in any aspect of the Aereo case (which, we remind you, is set for oral argument next week), is no longer recused. The Supremes aren’t required to explain their recusals and, it appears, the same is true of unrecusals. Whatever the… [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 8:07 am by Julie Brook, Esq.
Once an exception, the use of free and open-source software (FOSS) in commercial software products has become the rule. FOSS is particularly attractive to resource-strapped companies looking to avoid high software development costs or licensing fees, but even the biggies in the tech industry use FOSS. Despite its common use, FOSS carries risks and you need to do your due diligence. FOSS licenses typically allow the public to access, modify, and redistribute the source code for the licensed software… [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 8:07 am by Julie Brook, Esq.
Once an exception, the use of free and open-source software (FOSS) in commercial software products has become the rule. FOSS is particularly attractive to resource-strapped companies looking to avoid high software development costs or licensing fees, but even the biggies in the tech industry use FOSS. Despite its common use, FOSS carries risks and you need to do your due diligence. FOSS licenses typically allow the public to access, modify, and redistribute the source code for the licensed software… [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 7:28 am by Newspapers, Online Magazines and Blogs
Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), at the Federal High Court, Lagos filed a seven hundred million naira copyright infringement action against First Bank Plc.   In suit No. FHC/CS/L/530/2014 filed on behalf of COSON by Lagos IP lawyer, Mr. Justin Ige of Creative Legal, Seun Omotoba & Co, COSON is asking for the award of seven hundred million naira in unpaid royalties and damages against First Bank Plc for copyright infringement with respect to the unauthorized use of several musical… [read post]