Friday, January 30, 2004
Now this *has* to Qualify for Dilution by Tarnishment Reuters is reporting that "Google, Booble Battle Over Trademarks."
Posted by nerdlaw.org at 4:29 PM
Thursday, January 29, 2004
Wednesday, January 28, 2004
Tuesday, January 27, 2004
Monday, January 26, 2004
Time for More Constructive Ways to Address the Legacy of Slavery? The AP is reporting that a federal court has dismissed the slavery reparations case against R.J. Reynolds, Aetna, and others. While I do agree that racial discrimination remains a problem in this country, I've always questioned both the wisdom and the effectiveness of slavery reparations cases, which, like many class actions, promise to enrich a few named plaintiffs and many lawyers, while doing nothing to alleviate the real problems the cases seek to address. (Full disclosure: I worked on a brief seeking dismissal of this case for another defendant at my previous law firm.)
Posted by nerdlaw.org at 6:24 PM
Sunday, January 25, 2004
Saturday, January 24, 2004
Turning the Tables Reuters is reporting that "Kazaa Owner Gets OK to Sue Movie, Record Companies."
Posted by nerdlaw.org at 12:41 AM
Friday, January 23, 2004
Thursday, January 22, 2004
Who Owns Golf Scores? Law.com reports that "11th Circuit Takes Swing at Real-Time Golf Score Dispute."
Posted by nerdlaw.org at 9:44 AM
Wednesday, January 21, 2004
Here We Go Again... The AP is reporting that "Record Industry Files 532 Suits Against Music Downloaders."
Posted by nerdlaw.org at 2:22 PM
Tuesday, January 20, 2004
Monday, January 19, 2004
Friday, January 16, 2004
Thursday, January 15, 2004
Lessig: Provocateur? Lawrence Lessig argues in Wired that Third World countries should give the U.S. a taste of its own medicine in A Taste of Our Own Poison, A modest proposal: Hold Hollywood hostage till we kill farm subsidies."
Posted by nerdlaw.org at 10:12 AM
Wednesday, January 14, 2004
Tuesday, January 13, 2004
Reprieve Across the Pond Over? Reuters reports that "UK Music Industry Considers Suing Net Song Swappers."
Posted by nerdlaw.org at 5:45 PM
Thursday, January 08, 2004
Tuesday, January 06, 2004
ACLU and CDT in Pennsylvania A Pennsylvania federal court is hearing a challenge brought by the ACLU and the Center for Democracy and Technology to a Pennsylvania state law that they claim has lead ISPs servicing Pennsylvania customers to block nearly 1 million Web sites, many of which featuring legal material. Reuters has this report.
Posted by nerdlaw.org at 1:36 PM