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11 Mar 2011, 7:05 am by Ethan Ackerman
by Ethan Ackerman The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a long-running copyright dispute over a 1994 law that retroactively restored copyright in some expired foreign works. [read post]
2 May 2008, 4:26 pm
By Ethan Ackerman The Virginia Supreme Court revisits its First Amendment holding in Jaynes. [read post]
8 Apr 2009, 10:38 am
by Ethan Ackerman While it seems most CAN-SPAM watchers (and even traditional media, apparently) await the results of key 9th Circuit and California Supreme Court cases, CAN-SPAM rulings in lower courts and in other Circuits continue to trickle in. [read post]
31 Mar 2009, 3:44 pm
by Ethan Ackerman The US Supreme Court has declined to grant a petition for certiorari filed by Virginia's Attorney General in Virginia v. [read post]
30 Jul 2007, 11:01 am
By Ethan Ackerman In June, privacy advocates generally celebrated the Sixth Circuit's important 4th Amendment ruling in US. v. [read post]
15 Dec 2010, 5:52 pm by Ethan Ackerman
By Ethan Ackerman In coming to a 4-4 procedural tie that defaults to upholding the ruling below, the Supreme Court let stand a 9th Circuit opinion territorially limiting the first sale defense's applicability to domestically made goods. [read post]
26 Nov 2007, 11:17 am
by Ethan Ackerman Unfortunately, I have to advise against beginning to read this book late on a Friday night on a crowded subway car full of antics-heavy party-goers if you also have a cellphone camera in your pocket. [read post]
20 Jun 2010, 8:21 pm by Ethan Ackerman
By Ethan Ackerman (with comments from Eric below) On Thursday, the U.S. [read post]
14 Jun 2008, 11:17 pm
by Ethan Ackerman Rogers Cadenhead is a blogger. [read post]
8 Oct 2009, 5:34 pm
by Ethan Ackerman On Sept. 19th, a California state appellate court held that CAN-SPAM doesn't categorically trump state laws that may address email. [read post]
30 Sep 2008, 8:05 pm
By Ethan Ackerman Just as Bruce Boyden seriously asks, "is the case for contracts somehow expanding copyright rights vastly overstated? [read post]
19 May 2009, 10:25 am
By Ethan Ackerman It is a truth universally recognized that a legal blogger whose legal positions cause them to eat crow or be left crying out in the wilderness usually will be entitled to the occasional I-told-you-so post as well. [read post]
19 Jan 2010, 9:48 am by Ethan Ackerman
By Ethan Ackerman This blog recently covered the US Supreme Court's decision to hear a 4th Amendment case dealing with texting privacy. [read post]
9 Jun 2008, 7:24 pm
By Ethan Ackerman Copyright bloggers were privileged to a few laughs recently when Prince's music label, NRG, requested a DMCA take-down of a bootleg YouTube video of his live performance of Radiohead's hit song, Creep. [read post]
15 Dec 2009, 9:49 am
By Ethan Ackerman The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by a California city from an earlier 9th Circuit ruling finding the city had violated the Constitutional and statutory rights of one of its police officers by recovering and reading the officer's pager text messages. [read post]