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SUITS, CONTROVERSIES, AND DECISIONS

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RECENT CONTROVERSIES AND INTERESTING NEWS:

 
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Viacom v. YouTube case documents

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Google Book Search/Publishers/Authors proposed settlement documents

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The Wiki Scanner -- find who edited Wikipedia pages

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Hacking Coupons?

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Microsoft is not Google differences between Soapbox and YouTube

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Comedies of Fair U$e

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Google Print Library Project Panel Resources

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Small Webcasters Reject New SoundExchange Offer

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Women in Art

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Parodies? Fair Use?

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100 Movies, 100 Quotes, 100 Numbers

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Chad Vader, Day Shift Manager

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The Evolution of Dance

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Endless Love

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Baby Got Book 

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Bush vs. The Zombies

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7 Minute Sopranos

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Prisoners Dance to Thriller

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Let's Go Crazy

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Stop the Falsiness

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John Perry Barlow on the Colbert Report

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John.he.is

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No, You can't

           

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PAST CONTROVERSIES
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Grokster decision and briefs

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Draft legislation to close the Analog Hole.

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The Google Book Search controversy.

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Is Google's caching of websites infringing? Read District Court opinion.

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Is JibJab's campaign video a parody or satire of This Land is Your Land or a satire? Is it infringing? The current copyright owner thinks so, but others disagree.

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The Future of Music Coalition  Summit 2004 and the Digital Primer for the conference

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Proposed Database legislation

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See Copyright News Articles Page for more

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Supreme Court limits dilution under the Lanham Act in Moseley v. Victoria's Secret Catalogue by requiring proof of actual dilution

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Berkeley's 2003 Digital Rights Management Conference Online Resource page

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Webcast archive of the 2003 Future of Music Coalition Conference

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Is the current dilemma of copyright a matter of greed on both sides of the issue? See Jane Ginsburg's wonderful essay: How Copyright Got a Bad Name For Itself.

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Catholic University Symposium following the Eldred oral arguments: The Rule of Law and the Information Age: Reconciling Private Rights and Public Interest.

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Brewster Kahle's lecture on Public Access to Digital Materials 

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Does filtering software work? Here's one report.

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The Jimmy Ginn saga

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Does the Dungeon Doll infringe Mattel's Barbie? The SDNY opinion says no -- read the Law.com story.

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321 Studios' complaint in a suit against the motion picture studios challenges the DMCA's constitutionality because it threatens to prevent the distribution of DVD Copy Plus: CNET Story

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Should Internet service providers comply with 512(h) subpoenas? See filings in the RIAA v. Verizon litigation on the EFF site.

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Ellison v. Robertson: was AOL protected from liability under the DMCA's Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitations Act (aka sec. 512)? The U.S. District Court for the CDCA said it was, but was the result for the right reasons?

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Will broadcast flags solve the problem of the "analog hole" ? See the Broadcast Protection Discussion Group (BPDG) resource on the EFF's site. And for the EFF's views on the Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act (CBDTPA) aka the Hollings Proposal, watch the Tinsel Town Club Video.

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Columbia Law Library's Music Copyright Infringement Online Archive

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Do the "take down" provisions of the DMCA chill speech? See Chilling Effects.org

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Are webcasting rates proposed by the CARP too high? Wired article and the Save Internet Radio site

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The P2P controversies: Napster, Kazaa, Music City and Grokster

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Does skipping ads lead to liability? ZDNet story and more on the Replay TV case

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Consumers of Replay TV fight back in Newmark v. Turner

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Article about felt tip pens thwart CD copy protection

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Digital Video Recorders issues from the New York Times

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New challenges to the movie studios protection of DVDs -- a story about SmartRipper 

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Fifth Circuit en banc review of Veeck v. Southern Building Code Congress International Inc. finds that as law, model codes enter the public domain and are not subject to the copyright owner's exclusive rights. For full coverage of the case, see the Regionalweb site.

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Russian computer programmer is arrested for trafficking in software that circumvents Adobe eBook Reader's technological protection measures: list of articles and updated articles. For case documents, the EFF archive has it all.

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After the letter, Princeton Professor Edward Felten and the EFF sue the RIAA and the SDMI challenging the antitrafficking provisions of the DMCA's Section 1201: Stories in Wired, CNET and The Standard.com. For the complete record of the case, check the EFF's archive. See also Felten's comments on Freedom to Tinker.

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Does Wind Done Gone infringe Gone with the Wind: stories from the Washington Post, the Daily Record. The District Court thought it infringed, but the 11th Circuit lifted the injunction. The book went on sale June 28 and then the 11th Circuit reversed -- see all court papers.

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Harry Potter v. Larry Potter: stories from CBS News and New York Lawyer

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Digital copying through the radio: Audio Mill's RadioActive Tuner

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Self-destructing works prevent hacking from Inside.com story

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Wired story on new seven line decryption of CSS on DVDs

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Aimster's response to the Napster injunction: Pig Encoder and the takedown

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The Complaint in Eldred v. Reno and other information and D.C.Circuit Opinion

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The Tasini battle over the electronic rights of freelance authors and the ALA amicus brief

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The Reimerdes DVD decryption controversy, EFF and amici and Openlaw info. Resources from the MPAA on the case.

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ALS Scan, Inc. v. RemarQ Communities, Inc. and online service provider liability under the DMCA

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RealNetworks v. Streambox: the story about the  preliminary injunction and the story about the permanent injunction

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RIAA sues MP3.com over my.MP3.com

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RIAA sues Napster, the district court decision, the Senate Hearings, and the Ninth  Circuit Decision

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Twentieth Century Fox v. iCraveTV

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MPAA v. RecordTV

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The aftermath of Tasini: Greenberg v. National Geographic

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Tasini v. NYT oral argument story

 

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COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK ISSUES AND THE INTERNET
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Illegal Art.org

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Barbie-in-a-Blender Gallery

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The Anti-Monopoly website

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Australian email forwarding law

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Frankentoons

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Klaus Barbie (shockwave) and Nazi Doll comments re: Artcomic v. Mattel

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MP3 Sound and Fury from CNET

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The Star Wars Collector's Archive

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Telebubby Fun Land

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Trademark Wars on the Web

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President Bush toasting DVDs? Right of publicity or parody? The BBC say the latter -- judge for yourself

 

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DECISIONS:
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Chamberlain v. Skylink

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Dastar v. Twentieth Century Fox

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RIAA v. Verizon opinion

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MGM v. Grokster order

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Bouchat v. Baltimore Ravens and amendment and the works: Fred Bouchat's work and the Baltimore Ravens' logo

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Eldred v. Reno

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A & M Records, Inc. v. Napster

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Universal City Studios, Inc. v. Reimerdes

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Tasini v. New York Times

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Recording Industry Association v. Diamond Multimedia

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Sony v. Connectix

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RealNetworks, Inc. v. Streambox, Inc.

 
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ADDITIONAL COPYRIGHT DECISIONS:

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A & M Records, Inc. v. Napster (Judge Patel) and Ninth Circuit Opinion.

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Basic Books, Inc. v. Kinko's Graphics Corporation

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Bridgeman Art Library v. Corel Corp.

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Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc.

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Community For Creative Non-Violence v. Reid

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Computer Associates v. Altai

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Feist Publications v. Rural Telephone Service Co.

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Feltner v. Columbia Pictures Television, Inc.

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Fogerty v. Fantasy, Inc.

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Harper & Row Publishers, Inc. v. Nation Enterprises

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Kelly v. Arriba Soft

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Lotus Development Corp. v. Borland Intl., Inc .

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Matthew Bender & Co. v. West Publishing Co.

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ProCD v. Zeidenberg

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Quality King Distributors, Inc. v. Lanza Research Int.

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Religious Technology Center v. Lerma

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Religious Technology Center v. Netcom On-line Communication Services, Inc.

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Sega Enterprises v. Accolade

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Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. v. Connectix Corp.

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Sony Corp. of America v. Universal City Studios, Inc.

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Stewart v. Abend

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Tasini v. New York Times Co

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Twentieth Century Music Corp. v. Aiken

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United States v. LaMacchia

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Universal City Studios, Inc. v. Reimerdes (PDF)

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Universal City Studios, Inc. v. Corley (2d Cir. 2001)

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Williams & Wilkins Co. v. United States

 

Office of the Solicitor General: Briefs
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No. 99-1489: Raquel v. Education Management Corp. - Amicus (Invitation Petition) and Supreme Court Order

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CSU, LLC v. Xerox Corp. and story of Supreme Court refusal of certiorari

Copyright Office Amic Briefs:
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Napster Amicus Brief

 

 

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