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6 Oct 2014, 1:09 pm by Jonathan Bailey
Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Apple Will Face $350M Trial Over iPod DRM First off today, Joe Mullin at Ars Technica reports that Apple will likely be facing down a trial related to their digital rights management (DRM) practices before 2009, where a class of consumers claim that the company used its FairPlay DRM system to both lock in their customers and lock out competitors. [read post]
30 Aug 2014, 8:44 am by Walter Olson
The retreat came after Mike Masnick at TechDirt and Joe Mullin at ArsTechnica pointed out some of the reasons the attempt might be problematic, among them that the challenge had been used widely by other charities before it caught on in August in connection with ALS. [read post]
13 Aug 2014, 4:23 am by Lawrence B. Ebert
” From a comment on Joe Mullin's discussion of the USPTO reports (Patent examiners are routinely abusing work-from-home privileges ):As I understand things at the USPTO:- For each Office Action an Examiner writes, he/she gets a certain number of hours to complete that work.- The number of hours allotted is based on the technology area and Examiner tenure, to account for varying complexity and experience.- The metric used to judge Examiners is "Counts", which… [read post]
12 Aug 2014, 4:18 am by Dennis Crouch
IP Journalist Joe Mullin has written on MPHJ in several posts at ArsTechnica. [read post]
5 Aug 2014, 8:09 pm by Ken White
Joe Mullin and Mike Masnick have the details. [read post]
5 Aug 2014, 8:41 am by Jonathan Bailey
” 2: Appeals court: Shell Game Over, Prenda Law Must Pay Sanctions in Full Next up today, Joe Mullin at Ars Technica reports that Prenda Law has suffered a costly setback with an Appeals Court upholding a $287,000 sanction against them and accusing the accused copyright “troll” of playing legal “shell games”. [read post]
5 Aug 2014, 8:41 am by Jonathan Bailey
” 2: Appeals court: Shell Game Over, Prenda Law Must Pay Sanctions in Full Next up today, Joe Mullin at Ars Technica reports that Prenda Law has suffered a costly setback with an Appeals Court upholding a $287,000 sanction against them and accusing the accused copyright “troll” of playing legal “shell games”. [read post]
23 Jul 2014, 10:15 am by Jonathan Bailey
Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Porn Studio Sues Immigrant Who Has “No Idea How BitTorrent Works,” Wins Big First off today, Joe Mullin at Ars Technica reports that Malibu Media, a porn studio that has become notorious for filing lawsuits against suspected file sharers, received a judgment against defendant Don Bui, saying that he was liable for copyright infringement for downloading some 57 films owned by the studio. [read post]
8 Jun 2014, 3:32 am by Walter Olson
” [Joe Mullin, ArsTechnica] Tweet Tags: copyright, RIAA and file sharing“You could be liable for $150,000 in penalties…” is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system [read post]
24 May 2014, 5:11 am by Walter Olson
[Joe Mullin, ArsTechnica] Tweet Tags: Harry Reid, litigation lobby, patent litigation, patent trolls, pharmaceuticals, politics, technology“How the patent trolls won in Congress” is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system [read post]
24 Apr 2014, 8:39 am by Jonathan Bailey
Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Prenda-Linked Lawyers Pulled in $4.4M but Now Say They’re Broke First off today, Joe Mullin at Ars Technica reports that lawyers linked to the controversial law firm Prenda Law have pleaded poverty to avoid paying sanctions. [read post]
9 Apr 2014, 8:38 am by Jonathan Bailey
It’s police force has been very active on intellectual property issues, including creating a database of infringing sites and other attempts to disrupt online infringement. 2: “Copyright Troll” Prenda Law Completely Bombs at Appeals Court Next up today, Joe Mullin at Ars Technica reports that Prenda Law’s date with the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals did not go as they had hoped. [read post]
8 Apr 2014, 11:09 am by Jonathan Bailey
The complaint lists some 30 films that were allegedly pirated on the site and also named Dotcom as well as other employees as personal defendants, in addition to the company itself. 2: Porn Site that Spews Copyright Suits Uses Lie Detectors on Defendants Next up today, Joe Mullin at Ars Technica reports that a court document filed by Malibu Media has shed new light on the company’s copyright enforcement operations. [read post]
8 Apr 2014, 6:38 am by Florian Mueller
Therefore, I looked at the complete Daubert (pretrial motions against unreliable expert testimony) record in this case relating to those two experts, including a hearing transcript I uploaded to Scribd last month.On page 38 of that PDF document you can find a data point that I haven't previously highlighted (but ArsTechnica's Joe Mullin, who thankfully credited me for publishing the transcript, has):Counsel for Samsung: "Look at the '647 patent. [read post]
26 Mar 2014, 9:49 am by Jonathan Bailey
Further, Tarantino alleges that there may be a connection between the uploader of the file and Gawker and that the users who viewed the script online likely did commit copyright infringement by downloading the script to their computers. 3: Supreme Court: Lexmark will Have to Stand Trial Over Old DMCA Threats Finally today, Joe Mullin at Ars Technica reports that The U.S. [read post]
25 Mar 2014, 11:15 am by Jonathan Bailey
Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Judge to Porn Trolls: IP Addresses Aren’t People First off today, Joe Mullin at Ars Technica reports that a judge in Florida has tossed a lawsuit filed by Malibu Media against a defendant only identified by an IP address, saying that there is nothing that links the IP address to the identity of the person downloading video illegally. [read post]
13 Mar 2014, 3:07 pm by Joe Mullin
Joe Mullin OAKLAND, CA—Rockstar Consortium is a patent-holding company formed by five big tech companies—Apple, Microsoft, Blackberry, Ericsson, and Sony—in order to outbid Google on the Nortel patent portfolio, which was auctioned off for $4.5 billion in 2011. [read post]
3 Mar 2014, 7:10 pm by Nathan Mattise
(Tech Policy Editor Joe Mullin calls the upcoming trial "the biggest copyright fight in 2014, without a doubt.") [read post]
12 Feb 2014, 9:11 am by Jonathan Bailey
Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: “Happy Birthday” Copyright Defense: Those “Words” and “Text” Are Ours First off today, Joe Mullin at Ars Technica reports that Warner/Chappell Music has filed a new status update in the “Happy Birthday” lawsuit that may outline some of the arguments it will be making to defend its claim of copyright ownership in the song. [read post]
21 Jan 2014, 3:04 am by Walter Olson
[Julie Samuels, Electronic Freedom Foundation; Joe Mullin, ArsTechnica, more and related last year on patent asserters in the office scanning field] Tweet Tags: Federal Trade Commission, patent trolls16,000 demand letters, 17 agreements to pay is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system [read post]