The District Court has rendered its decision rejecting the Amended Settlement Agreement (ASA) in The Authors Guild v. Google, Inc., the Google Books copyright infringement case for digitalizing books from University libraries and other sources. The decision actually nicely highlights the incompatibility between traditional copyright and other intellectual property models and the fast moving pace [...]
Posted By: Ronald Rasmussen The Librarian of Congress on July 26, 2010, announced six classes of works that are now exempt from the prohibitions against circumvention of technological measures controlling access to copyrighted works. This meant that persons making noninfringing uses of works in those six classes are not subject to the portions of the [...]
Posted By: Cason Schmit My Brother and his wife are Northwestern Alums and love their football. Three weeks ago, the Northwestern Wildcats were in the middle of their upset win over the then 13th ranked Iowa Hawkeyes. Unfortunately, the game was not broadcast in their area, so their only hope to see it live was [...]
Posted By: Joseph Duerst In an episode of the television show Seinfeld, when George is caught with large prints of semi-nude photos of himself taken for a photo shop woman he was trying to impress, Jerry Seinfeld calls it, “the timeless art of seduction.” The episode made light of the lengths that people will go [...]
A total of 96 prominent internet engineers have signed onto an Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF) open letter to Congress opposing enactment of Combating Online Infringements and Counterfeiting Act (COICA). For an explanation of their opposition, see the open letter on the EFF site here.
Posted by: Girard Kelly A bill recently introduced by Congress called S. 3804, the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) attempts to combat copyright infringement on the Internet by creating a blacklist of Internet domain names which are controlled though the U.S ICANN Dynamic [...]