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Blog: Veoh v. Universal Music Case

October 22, 2009 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Business, Copyright Articles, Online Privacy 

 In September, a federal district court ruled that Veoh, a Web video online service provider, was under safe harbor from copyright lawsuits filed by numerous entertainment companies over the past several years.  U.S. District Judge A. Howard Matz ruled that Veoh was not liable for the copyright infringements of its users because of the automated [...]

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Obama Administration’s use of State Secrets Procedures

October 22, 2009 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Business, Government Contracting 

The Obama Administration announced in September that they will institute a new policy on the State Secrets Procedures. The State Secrets Procedures grants the government permission to withdraw certain pieces of evidence from court cases if the government believes that it will reveal sensitive and classified information to the public. Attorney General Eric Holder issued [...]

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Are Consumers of Software the Owners or Licensees? Courts struggle with how to classify intellectual property.

October 20, 2009 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Business, Copyright Articles, Inventor & Entrepreneur Updates 

A recent Washington state case, Vernor v. Autodesk, Inc., has addressed the question of whether software is “licensed” or “sold”.  The case arose when Vernor, whose living is made reselling products on eBay, began to sell purchased copies of AutoCAD, an expensive technical drawing software.  Autodesk, the creator of the software, had Vernor’s eBay account [...]

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