Note: JETLaw staff is off for the week. Happy Fourth of July!

 

 

  • FISA court allows Google and Microsoft to publish procedural details of their lawsuits seeking the right to be more specific about the number of national security requests they receive.
  • WIPO pulls together support for the Marrakesh Treaty for the Blind. [H/T Michael Geist]
  • Yelp sues fake review business for trademark violations. [H/T Eric Goldman]
  • Twitter reassigns @SunValley from an individual to a business, gets sued by the individual.
  • EU’s Advocate General argues [PDF] that there is no “right to be forgotten”–that is, to have unfavorable information deleted by search engines and other providers. The Court of Justice of the European Union still has to rule on the matter.
  • Der Speigel reports that the NSA spied on EU leaders and negotiators, both in the United States and in Brussels. EU officials furiously demand answers from Washington, and threaten to halt Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement negotiations, which had built up some momentum.
  • The First Circuit rules that $675,000 in statutory damages for sharing 30 songs online is not unconstitutionally excessive. [H/T Hollywood Reporter]
  • The Federal Circuit rules a pharmaceutical patent invalid for claiming large numbers of analogous molecules without sufficient instruction on how to make them.
  • The Second Circuit adopts a narrow interpretation of the plain view doctrine in digital searches. Should searches of computers be more binary, or more case-by-case?

–Brad Edmondson

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