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On September 14, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in what has become known as the “dancing baby” case. The Ninth Circuit’s ruling, which marked a victory for proponents of fair use but did not go as far as some of those proponents would have liked, requires copyright owners to consider [...]Continue Reading →
On March 2, 2015 By Christopher Borns March 3, 2015
Once every three years, the United States Copyright Office allows for the submission of proposed exemptions to Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Section 1201 prohibits individuals from circumventing a technological measure that controls access to a protected work even if the reason for doing so is otherwise legal. The exemptions [...]Continue Reading →
On August 25, 2014 By Matthew Gaske August 25, 2014
On August 11, 2014, the California Senate passed cellular phone anti-theft legislation, sending it to Governor Jerry Brown to be signed into law. The bill, SB 962, mandates that any smartphone built and distributed in California after July 1, 2015 must have a “technological solution” that would prevent new [...]Continue Reading →
Here’s a travel warning you won’t get from the State Department: The Ninth Circuit last week held that police may seize digital devices at the border, transport them 170 miles to a forensics lab and search them during a two-day period, all without reasonable suspicion.
The decision marks the latest piecemeal expansion to the so-called [...]Continue Reading →
Most of us use our cell phones daily without ever thinking that someone may be tracking where and how often we use them. A federal court of appeals, however, ruled on Thursday that the Fourth Amendment does not require government officials to have probable cause before requesting records detailing when and where a [...]Continue Reading →
On April 3, 2009 By JETLaw January 26, 2014
When President Obama recently visited Queen Elizabeth, he came bearing gifts, including an iPod loaded with Broadway songs. This seems harmless enough, but Fred von Lohmann at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has pointed out that the president may have unwittingly committed copyright infringement.
The problem has to do with the [...]Continue Reading →
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