A New York federal judge recently ruled that ReDigi, a company that allows people to upload their old song files to resell to others (while deleting them on their own computers) was liable for copyright infringement. Capitol Records sued the tech start-up in 2012 in a closely-watched case with potential to set a new precedent [...]
Google just announced the “Open Patent Non-Assertion Pledge” or OPN as a way to decrease patent threats surrounding open-source software. Open-source software is freely available to public and private entities, with its complete source code, to change, use, or distribute to anyone for any reason. It is generally created collaboratively and publicly by individuals donating [...]
The Supreme Court recently rejected a proposed class-action antitrust lawsuit against cable provider, Comcast. This decision overturned an appellate ruling which certified a class of approximately two million existing and former Comcast subscribers.
These subscribers accused the cable company of monopolizing the Philadelphia cable television market by merging and swapping territory with other providers to eliminate [...]
The Supreme Court made an interesting and unanimous ruling this week regarding requirements for class action lawsuits. As it stands under the Class Action Fairness Act, class action lawsuits in which plaintiffs seek damages greater than $5 million must be held in a federal district court. The ruling came in response to the case of [...]
On Tuesday this week the Supreme Court ruled that goods made and sold abroad can be re-sold in The United States or online by third parties. Publisher John Wiley & Sons had brought a suit against a Thai graduate student named Supap Kirtsaeng, who resold international versions of textbooks to Americans online. Textbooks are generally [...]