In an unsurprising turn of events, earlier today an 8-person jury in Oakland, Calif. returned a verdict in favor of Apple, ruling that Apple was not liable for harming consumers in its use of DRM on iTunes in 2006 to 2009. From Ars Technica: Continue reading
With the court date for Apple's appeal of the July 2013 antitrust ruling coming up in a couple weeks, the topic of just how Apple is going to get out of the hole it dug for itself is on the minds of many pundits. If this Fortune interview of Eddie Cue is to be believed, Apple's answer is to dig the hole even deeper. Continue reading
In its quest to generate more billable hours for attorneys, the European Court of Justice ruled last week that Europeans might not have broken copyright law by embedding a Youtube clip from their favorite show in a blog post. Continue reading
Copyright Librarian and Techdirt reported on Friday that the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has issued its ruling in Cambridge University Press et. al. v. Patton, the 2008 copyright infringement lawsuit which is otherwise known as "the Georgia State library case". Continue reading
Here's an interesting wrinkle in the ongoing saga of Green Mountain and its nutty plan to lock out competitors through DRM.
It seems one coffee roaster in Ontario is suing Green Mountain and alleging that the latter's decision to use DRM on its next generation coffee pods amounted to anti-competitive practices. Continue reading
Bloggers, authors, and readers alike have voiced their support for the Dear Author book blog following the news of a defamation lawsuit last Friday, and now we have the chance to do so with our pocketbooks.
Much has changed in the three days since I brought you news that Ellora's Cave was suing well-known romance book blog Dear Author for defamation, and few of the changes favor Ellora's Cave.
Romance publisher Ellora's Cave has been having financial issues for the past year or so, but rather than sit down and fix them this publisher has decided that the best solution was a public and messy defamation lawsuit.