Sunday, May 30, 2004

A Reason to Expand the Scope of the EFF's Patent Busting Project? Reuters reports that "Clear Channel Rivals Cry Foul Over Live Concert CDs."
A Sad Day For HLS. Reuters reports that "Watergate Prosecutor Archibald Cox Dies." The AP has this report.

Friday, May 28, 2004

That's One Way to Get Techies to Vote. Wired reports that Eurpoean computer programmers are "mobilizing for next month's European Parliament election in an effort to block plans by European governments to grant software patents more frequently." More in "Europe Braces for Patent Rules."
Make Me a Match... The AP reports that " Patents Matchmaking Formula."

Thursday, May 27, 2004

And What Are Your Kids Doing on the Internet? Silicon reports that a a 41-year old sugar mill worker and single mother in Bird Island, Minnesota, is one of the targets of the RIAA's most recent spate of lawsuits in "Single mom overwhelmed by recording industry suit."
Maybe this will Mean Less Clutter in My InBox. From the article: "A man who sent 850 million junk e-mails through accounts he opened with stolen identities was sentenced to up to seven years in prison on Thursday." "Spammer sentenced to 7 years in prison."

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

What A Surprise. C-Net reports that "Porn spammers ignore new rule." Anyone who has ever tried to track down porn purveyors for trademark infringement could have predicted this outcome.
Your Tax Dollars at Work. C-Net reports that "'Pirate Act' raises civil rights concerns."
The Pool Opens Now. Guess how long until CBS sends a cease and desist letter to Republican Survivor.
Third Circuit Rules on Grounds for a Preliminary Injunction in Pharmaceutical Trademark Case. reports that the Third Circuit "rejected the novel argument that an injunction was needed to prevent the 'serious health risk' of a patient's receiving the wrong prescription," while nevertheless ordering the district court to grant an injunction to vindicate the "right of the public not to be deceived or confused," in "3rd Circuit Blocks Similar Names for Cholesterol Drugs."

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

It Will Be Interesting to See the PTO's Obviousness Determination. C-Net reports that "Apple seeks patent for see-through windows."
VeriSign Antitrust Claims Rejected. C-Net reports that "ICANN wins round in Internet suit."
Is Google Setting Itself Up to be the Next Netscape? The New York Times reports that "Google Moves Toward Clash With Microsoft."
Holding Them to Their Proof. Wired reports that "Sharman Presses for Evidence" in Australian Kazaa copyright infringement suit. ZDNet Australia has more information on Sharman's defence strategy here.
Pop-up Ads Back in Court. The AP reports that "L.L. Bean sues pop-up advertisers." For a good summary of the results of previous pop-up advertising cases, go here. Looks like the trend is in favor of finding trademark infringement.

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Took Them Long Enough. The New York Times finally gets around to reporting that "Schwarzenegger Files Suit Against Bobblehead Maker." Of course, I told you this weeks ago.
Alphabet Soup. Last month it was the definitive guide to the SCO litigation. This week, IP Meme takes on Narrowing The DMCA with this caveat.
Happy Anniversary, Marty. The Trademark Blog marks its third year.
I'd Be Interested to See the Outcome of His Claims Against MTV... The AP reports that "Eminem Suit Against Apple, MTV to Proceed."
Never Give Up, Never Surrender. Reuters reports that "Calif. Judge Won't Step Down in Pooh Case Ruling."
Minor League Dust-up. Reuters reports that "ESPN Sued Over Minor League Baseball Scores."
Time to Polish Up Those Resumes. reports on the last great start-up hiring boom in "Knockin' on Google's Door."

Saturday, May 15, 2004

See What the Academics Are Saying. The Legal Theory Blog points towards Carrier on Curbing Intellectual Property.
Terry Fisher Steps Into the Fray. Good to see the Berkman-ites are still at it. Wired reports on Fisher's proposal in "New Spin on the Music Business."
Stop By If You're Going to be in the Area... BoingBoing reports on "Copyright reform conference in Vienna this June."
Some Light Reading BoingBoing has a write-up about U. Va. law professor Timothy Wu's most recent paper, "Copyright's Communications Policy."
Is it Over Yet? Reuters reports that "Disney Foes in Pooh Case Want New Calif. Trial." The AP has further reporting here.

Thursday, May 13, 2004

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Interesting Decision on Preliminary Injunctions in Copyright Infringement Cases. reports on the decision in "2nd Circuit Took a Look, Cleared the Way for Poet's Book."

Monday, May 10, 2004

I Wonder if MTV Could Show This in the U.S.? BoingBoing reports on "MTV's new mashup bootleg TV show 'MTV Mash'."
Glancing at the Headline Must Have Given Steve Jobs a Heart Attack. C-Net reports that "Apple patented by Microsoft."
This Has to be a First... Naming a PC chip after a city in Alabama. (Fun fact: My mom graduated from Dothan High School.) C-Net reports that "Intel launches Dothan, new naming scheme."
I Predict that There's a Legal Defense Fund in His Future... The AP reports on a "Copyright Arrest in Japan."
If You're Going to Risk Jail, at Least Do it for a Better Movie than The Alamo... The Hollywood Reporter reports that "California movie pirate sent to jail."

Sunday, May 09, 2004

Nothing to See Here... Just checking to see if the new "Comments" feature works. (c:

Friday, May 07, 2004

Thursday, May 06, 2004

Saturday, May 01, 2004

They Sell These in the Hallmark Down the Street... E!Online reports on "Arnold the Anti-Bobblehead."