LEGAL INSIGHTS AND NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN INTERNET LAW & ONLINE BUSINESS

An Illegal Downloading Lawsuit May Be Headed To 1 First Street

Posted on 18 December, 2012 in Intellectual Property by admin

Will 2013 be the year that the Supreme Court of the United States accepts an illegal music downloading case? If K.A.D. Camara has anything to say about it, then “yes,” it will be. For about five years, K.A.D. Camara has represented Jammie Thomas-Rasset, a music “pirate” sued by the Recording Industry Association of America for illegally obtaining – via the Internet – 24 songs. After years of litigation, Camara filed a writ of certiorari, with hopes that the highest court in the land will debate and decide on whether or not the financial awards handed down in illegal downloading lawsuits are [...]

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The Wikitravel.com v. Wikimedia Foundation Lawsuit: Forking & Other Things

Posted on 20 September, 2012 in Internet Law and Intellectual Property by aaronklaw

I was reading the other day on Techdirt, about a war that’s a-brewing in the open source community. In one corner we have the Wikimedia Foundation; in the other, Internet Brands – the company that owns and operates Wikitravel.com. A saga involving volunteer editors, a for-profit wiki site and bombastic court filings, the Wikitravel v. Wikimedia Foundation lawsuit, believe it or not, is so intriguing it could serve as the topic for a made for TV movie.
The Wikitravel.com Tale
Back in 2003, two developers started wikitravel.com using the open-source wiki code. In 2005, Internet Brands – an umbrella company with a [...]

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Apple’s Lucrative Intellectual Property Coup

Posted on 23 June, 2011 in Internet Law and Intellectual Property by aaronklaw

Steve Jobs and the Apple crew scored big yesterday. In fact, their latest coup may secure their presence as a tech leader for decades to come.
What did the iProduct producer manage to pull off?  They secured, what could end up being, one of the most lucrative patents in the history of personal computing. According to the United States Patent Office, Apple Computers was granted intellectual property rights for:
“A computer-implemented method, for use in conjunction with a portable multifunction device with a touch screen display, comprises displaying a portion of page content, including a frame displaying a portion of frame content [...]

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