Stay tuned for more adventures in copyright as the balance between rights owners and “fair users” lurches along towards future high-profile showdowns.
In the continuing conflict between social media and copyright law, only time will tell. Once again, disruptive technology is caught in the middle.
German, French, Japanese and other nations’ legal rules on search defamation, autocomplete and royalties are foreign, literally, to U.S. jurisprudence.
It is the end for a creative, but futile, effort by RealNetworks to plead its way around the Digital Millennium Copyright Act for yet another variant of DVD-ripping software.
Most observers believe the Digital Millennium Copyright Act prohibits copying of DVDs, even for backup purposes. Now Real Networks is challenging that conventional wisdom in California.
Rob Glaser and company are about to launch a new software product that, if ruled lawful under the DMCA, may revolutionize movie distribution.
Tiffany’s high-priced lawyers lost their argument that there was so much counterfeit merchandise sold on eBay the company had a legal obligation to police its auctions when a federal court rebuffed efforts to apply troubling French trademark decisions in the US.