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Google v. Oracle: Fair Use of a Copyrighted API

by Dennis Crouch Google v. Oracle (Fed. Cir. 2017) (pending software API copyright case) In its return-trip to the Federal Circuit, the Oracle’s JAVA-Copyright case against Google appears have some chance of once again making interesting precedent. Show More Summary

Seen in Cambridge

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Is this really a Pop Tart?

The trademark part of ASTM v.

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American Soc. for Testing & Materials v. Public.Resource.Org, Inc., No. 13-cv-1215 (D.D.C. Feb. 2, 2017) The copyrightability/fair use issues are serious and arguable here, but I’m going to focus on the trademark analysis, because unlike the copyright analysis it’s incoherently wrong. Show More Summary

Workplace roundup

Bad idea keeps spreading: “Philadelphia to Prohibit Asking Job Applicants About Their Prior Wage History” [Ford Harrison] Bill introduced in Maryland legislature [Danielle Gaines, Frederick News-Post on HB 398] “New York (State and City)...Show More Summary

This Week In Techdirt History: February 12th - 18th

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Five Years Ago This week in 2012, mass anti-ACTA protests broke out across Europe as opposition to the bill continued to swell. Bulgaria joined the list of EU members halting ratification of the treaty and even the European Parliament's president spoke out against it. Show More Summary

“Cheating Frenchman sues Uber for unmasking his mistress”

“An adulterous businessman in southern France is seeking damages of up to 45 million euros ($48 million) from Uber over his wife’s discovery of his extra-marital rides, his lawyer and a report said Friday.” According to the man, he once...Show More Summary

DOL Jobs Handbook

The Department of Labor is publicizing its Occupational Outlook Handbook on its website. This is a great resource (maintained by the Bureau of Labor Statistics) which includes salary data and growth information for numerous occupations. If you are researching or...

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3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

New Gear From Techdirt: I Invented Email » As some of you might have noticed, recent upgrades over at Teespring have allowed us to change the way we offer Techdirt gear. Instead of running individual week-or-two long campaigns that only...Show More Summary

“Dad who live-streamed his son’s birth on Facebook loses in court”

Fair use, says a federal judge: “A father who live-streamed his son’s birth on Facebook and proceeded to sue for copyright infringement several media outlets that used the clips has lost his case.” [Joe Mullin, ArsTechnica] Tags: copyright,...Show More Summary

Switcheroo: newspaper publisher threatens to sue politician for libel

A Colorado state senator disparaged his hometown paper, the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, as “fake news” (as well as “very liberal”). The publisher of the family-owned newspaper then responded with an editorial that struck a threatening...Show More Summary

Amicus: General Strike

Listen to Episode 61 of Slate’s Amicus: Subscribe in iTunes ? RSS feed ? Download ? Play in another tab Slate Plus members: Get your ad-free podcast feed. In 2010, a Mexican teenager in Juarez was shot to death by a Border Patrol agent on the U.S. Show More Summary

From The Career Files: The Rest Of Us Don’t Work On Weekends

Many of us attorneys worked last Sunday. Or plan to this coming weekend. Our weekend can often times be full of work.

Techdirt Survival Fund: I Support Journalism

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Donate to the Techdirt Survival Fund » As we mentioned last month, we are currently being sued for $15 million by Shiva Ayyadurai, represented by Charles Harder, the lawyer who helped bring down Gawker. We have written, at great length,...Show More Summary

Test Case: Who Am I To Judge? I Score Mock Trial Performances At My Alma Mater.

The only thing I felt confident about that day was my knowledge of the nearest Starbucks location.

Non-Sequiturs: 02.17.17

Greeeeeaaaaat. Now it's easier for states to defund Planned Parenthood. [Slate] Scott Pruitt is the new EPA chief, but his open records issues continue. [Huffington Post] Finding new job opportunities as you age. [Law and More] Justice Breyer is an optimist. Show More Summary

Trump’s Chaos Has Real Consequences

In the latest in a series of deranged moves against the press, the White House denied on Friday that the administration was contemplating mobilizing as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants around the country. Show More Summary

How States Are Using The Law To Bring Drug Executives To Heel

The generic drug industry has come under fire the last couple of years because of staggering price increases.

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