Posts Tagged ‘software’

UsedSoft v. Oracle article published by Society for Computers and Law

I’m really pleased to have had my review of the Court of Justice’s seminal UsedSoft v. Oracle decision published by the prestigious Society for Computers and Law.  Click the image to go there.

Some recent copyright articles

I haven’t been able to write here for some time, but I have been writing elsewhere.  Here’s a list of my recent copyright articles, with links.  A list of my recent trade mark publications is here, and there’s a full list of all publications here. “EU Court Ruling Chips Away At Software Copyrights,” quoted, Law [...]

Red Flag

Viacom Counters YouTube’s “1-in-a-billion” Red Flag and “Unlimited Storage” Arguments

YouTube does not cite the relevant DMCA language in its latest series of arguments because it has no answer to it, according to the reply letter brief filed yesterday in the Second Circuit by Viacom and The Football Association (et al.).   In October, the parties in Viacom’s $1bn copyright lawsuit against YouTube for historic [...]

Viacom’s Reply to YouTube DMCA Additional Arguments Is In

Fresh off Justia this morning is Viacom and The Premier League’s reply to YouTube’s court-ordered letter brief, as covered here.  A copy of the filing in the Second Circuit is below and is well worth a read.  Comments will follow later today. Viacom v. YouTube – Pls.’ Post Argument Brief (10-3270)

Viacom v. YouTube – YouTube’s Post Argument Brief on “Storage” and “Red Flag Knowledge”

Here’s YouTube’s post-argument brief on the extent of the “storage” exemption from liability under the DMCA, and clarification of how their assessment of  knowledge under the statute can operate in a “red flag” regime.  Comments will follow in due course, but an initial review suggests a slight rowing back from the position adopted at the [...]

Google abandons AdWords Keyword “Suggestion” Tool

Google has put an end to its controversial Keyword “Suggestion” Tool after the CJEU ruled that it might not benefit from the exemptions from liability found in the E-Commerce Directive.  It also appears to have modified its remaining services to protect the “LOUIS VUITTON” trademark, but continues to allow advertisers to sully other luxury brands [...]

Supreme Court affirms Bilski invention not patentable

After what seems like an eternity, the US Supreme Court today handed down its decision in Bilski vs. Kappos, on the patentability of various business methods.  At first sight the decision does not seem to provide the overhaul of US patent law that many had been predicting.  Much discussion will follow, so watch this space [...]