Friday, April 30, 2004
Thursday, April 29, 2004
There Are Just So Many Things Wrong with the Whole Scenario... Not the least of which is that I hope he can't truly get a patent on the idea... Reuters reports that "Uri Geller Aims to Stop ABC Baby-Adoption TV Show." You can read more about the controversy generated by the promo here. BoingBoing has some interesting information on the status of Geller's patent application here.
Posted by nerdlaw.org at 10:37 AM
Wednesday, April 28, 2004
Cool. Reuters reports that "Free Wireless Internet Planned for Washington Mall."
Posted by nerdlaw.org at 4:19 PM
Monday, April 26, 2004
This Has to be a First... The headline says it all: "Jetstar Virtual Airline Sues Qantas Over Trademark Infringement."
Posted by nerdlaw.org at 7:01 PM
Friday, April 23, 2004
Wednesday, April 21, 2004
Tuesday, April 20, 2004
Bad Faith and Fair Use. How Appealing (at its new home) reports that "Three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit tackles whether a secondary user's bad faith affects availability of the "fair use" defense in a copyright infringement action."
Posted by nerdlaw.org at 6:16 PM
Monday, April 19, 2004
More Lessig Reviews. SFGate.com has an op-ed entitled "Confessions of a copyright warrior / The Bono factor: Is a dead musician's legacy interfering with free speech?" Love the Google-served ads along the side...
Posted by nerdlaw.org at 6:22 PM
Boston to House Mega-firms? It always struck me as odd how few of the major Boston firms had a strong presence outside of the Hub. This appears to be changing. Law.com reports that "Wilmer Cutler, Hale and Dorr Said to Be in Merger Talks."
Posted by nerdlaw.org at 11:41 AM
Sunday, April 18, 2004
Wednesday, April 14, 2004
Get Your Freebie On. The Fourth Circuit recently upheld a lower court ruling that the term FREEBIE is generic.
Posted by nerdlaw.org at 11:51 AM
Tuesday, April 13, 2004
Surely Her Contract Covered This. CNN reports in "Trademark challenger: Fired up over 'The Apprentice'."
Posted by nerdlaw.org at 10:20 AM
Monday, April 12, 2004
Friday, April 09, 2004
How Did I Miss This? The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that a judge has ruled that an aggregator of information on boat sales did not infringe the copyrights of a site they scraped for information in "Judge: Copyright Doesn't Cover All Sites." Of course, as the end of the article notes, they would still probably have a problem if their actions violated the sites' TOS. Via techdirt.
Posted by nerdlaw.org at 9:15 PM
Careful How You Investigate Copyright Infringements. Law.com reports that "Microsoft, Business Partner Concocted 'Scheme' to Protect Copyrights."
Posted by nerdlaw.org at 11:20 AM
Thursday, April 08, 2004
Wednesday, April 07, 2004
More Trademark Trouble for Apple. Reuters reports that "Apple Computer Loses Bid to Hear Beatles Case in US."
Did They Actually Have Use in the U.S.? Reuters reports that "Google's Gmail Headache Grows with Trademark Claim."
Posted by nerdlaw.org at 9:44 AM
Tuesday, April 06, 2004
Chalk One Up for Microsoft BoingBoing reports that "Lindows to change name, bows to Microsoft pressure."
Posted by nerdlaw.org at 9:21 PM