U.S. v. Warshak: The Constitutionality of Search and Seizure of E-Mails

On December 14, 2010, the Sixth Circuit held that a search warrant is required before the government can … Continue Reading

Finjan v. Secure Computing: Direct Infringement of Apparatus Claims by Software That Requires User Unlocking or Activation

In the recent Finjan v. Secure Computing decision, the Federal Circuit affirmed that software that is sold in … Continue Reading

Google, Inc. Under Investigation by the Federal Communications Commission

In May 2007, at the Where 2.0 conference in San Jose, Google launched Street View, a program allowing … Continue Reading

First Invented in a Foreign Country and Later "Invented" Again "in this Country:" Solvay v. Honeywell on 35 U.S.C. 102(g)(2)

In the recent Solvay v. Honeywell (PDF) decision, the Federal Circuit dealt with the issue of who qualifies … Continue Reading

Capitol Records v. Thomas-Rasset: Trial Three

Not only was the landmark peer-to-peer file-sharing trial involving Northern Minnesotan Jammie Thomas-Rasset the first of its kind … Continue Reading

Privacy Expectations in the Use of GPS Tracking Devices: United States v. Maynard

Privacy Expectations in the Use of GPS Tracking Devices: United States v. Maynard, No. 1:05-cr-00386-ESH-10 (Aug. 6, 2010) … Continue Reading

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (“ACTA”) has been under negotiation since October 2007. Over the past three years a … Continue Reading

Copyright Principles Project/Center for Democracy and Technology Copyright Reform

Current copyright law has proven inadequate to address the uses of creative works in this technological and Internet … Continue Reading

Solicitor General Files Brief in Stanford v. Roche

On September 28, 2010, the Solicitor General (SG) filed a brief explaining the views of the United States … Continue Reading