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On July 18, 2014 By Sara Whaley July 18, 2014
The number of Apple’s settlement with 33 states over electronic book price fixing could reach as high as $400 million. Last month, the company agreed to settle the class action brought by 33 attorneys generals seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages for allegedly colluding with book publishers to inflate [...]Continue Reading →
This week, Google dodged a multi-billion dollar bullet. After a nine-year legal battle, Google secured a victory against the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers. The author’s advocates filed a copyright infringement suit against Google in 2004 after it announced its “Google [...]Continue Reading →
An Italian magazine claims the NSA eavesdropped on Vatican communications just before Pope Benedict resigned earlier this year. The NSA denies ‘targeting’ the Vatican, despite the magazine’s claim that it placed Vatican communications into various categories: “leadership intentions, threats to the financial system, foreign policy objectives[,] and human rights.” [...]Continue Reading →
Harper Lee, the 87-year-old author of To Kill a Mockingbird, is suing a museum in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama to stop it from selling souvenirs with her name and the title of her Pulitzer Prize-winning book. The complaint alleges that the museum seeks to capitalize on [...]Continue Reading →
A bill passed in New Zealand effectively bans software patents by labeling them ‘not inventions.’ A newly invented process, implemented in software, would still be patentable, but the software that implements it would not itself be patentable. Will this square New Zealand’s goal with the TRIPS Agreement’s requirement that patents be available “without [...]Continue Reading →
On July 17, 2013 By Kate Haywood January 26, 2014
On July 10, 2013, a federal judge found Apple guilty of conspiring with major book publishers to raise e-book prices, marking a huge win for Amazon and consumers. The judge’s opinion portrays Apple carefully executing a plot to rally book publishers into altering their contract terms with Amazon so the iPad would face a [...]Continue Reading →
On July 9, 2013 By J.P. Urban July 8, 2013
For the past five years, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) has been discussing proposed exceptions to the copyright reproductions rights that would help the visually impaired and those with other print disabilities. The problem is obvious: there are millions of individuals across [...]Continue Reading →
Have you ever been in the market for a textbook? If so, you, like most students enrolled in college these days, were probably shocked by some of the exorbitant prices that university bookstores charge for a book. For example, if you were in the market for a brand new Constitutional Law textbook you would be [...]Continue Reading →
On February 14, 2013 By Jacob Marshall February 13, 2013
There’s something about sharing a beloved book, CD, or movie with a friend. Not only you do you get to share something you enjoyed, but it increases the social nature of media, sparking discussions and expanding horizons.
Unfortunately, the days of sharing media are disappearing. As digital distribution models proliferate, options for sharing books, software, [...]Continue Reading →
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