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Posts from ‘April, 2009’

Chuck DeVore Sings!

Here I figured nobody ever reads this drivel, but it seems some people have nothing better to do. 
 
You’ll recall (that is, if you have nothing better to do) that I wrote yesterday about the would-be Republican (it figures) Congressman, Charles DeVore, who used two Don Henley songs in his campaign material.  Henley sued for [...]

Chuck DeVore Sings!

Here I figured nobody ever reads this drivel, but it seems some people have nothing better to do. 
 
You’ll recall (that is, if you have nothing better to do) that I wrote yesterday about the would-be Republican (it figures) Congressman, Charles DeVore, who used two Don Henley songs in his campaign material.  Henley sued for [...]

Pirates! And Even More Frightening, Polititians!

An interesting confluence of events brings us back to my new favorite question: can the rights of copyright owners survive in the era of BitTorrent?  Stated even less elegantly,
if  “content yearns to be free” (which is some silly phrase I must’ve heard somewhere that, nonetheless, succinctly sums up this whole dichotomy between copyright owners [...]

Second Circuit Revisits the Keyword Debate

Breaking News (if you consider it still “breaking” when in fact it occurred a couple of days ago).
The Second Circuit – the only court to firmly hold that key word advertising does not constitute trademark infringement – has overturned a lower court’s decision to dismiss Rescuecom Corp.’s trademark infringement claim against Google based on precisely [...]

Another Opinion on Whether the Copyright Act Should Survive in the Era of Bit Torrent

I recently wrote about an artist who tried to gather support for a national day of “dining and dashing” to promote what he considered to be the injustice copyright owners face in the era of BitTorrent. There is no doubt that there currently exists an inconvenient mismatch between the real word of P2P file sharing [...]