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Industries / Law : Workplace Prof Blog

Here we go again. You know the saying, "Bad facts makes bad law"--well, for the D.C. Circuit you might replace "bad facts" with "NLRB." I know from my time as an NLRB appellate attorney that a lot of circuit judges...

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Industries / Law : Techdirt

There's some bad news on the copyright front in Canada, but at least it's tempered with some, if not actually good news, reasonable news. The bad news is that file sharing lawsuits are returning to Canada, assisted by forensic softw...

Supreme Court Asked To Make It Clear That APIs Are Not Copyrightable

Industries / Law : Techdirt

Back in May, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), long famous for messing up patent law, decided to take a short break and mess up copyright law as well, by declaring APIs copyrightable (the case ended up before CAFC...

Benchslap of the Day: Ninth Circuit Smacks Copyright Trolls

Industries / Law : Above the Law

The Ninth Circuit smacks down copyright trolls. Continue reading » Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Tags: 9th Circuit, Benchslap, Benchslaps, Copyright, Copyright Infringement, Copyright Law, Copyright Tr...

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Industries / Law : Techdirt

So, last year, we wrote about the ridiculous situation in which the heirs of Abbott and Costello had sued for copyright infringement over a broadway play, Hand to God. In that play, which is a dark drama, and not a comedy, about a p...

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