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June 22nd, 2016
In the United States, the unreasonably high price of college textbooks does more than encourage a futile “arms race” with students; it reveals troublesome failures in the market and in the copyright system. Increased Prices A few months ago, the American Enterprise Institute announced the “new era of the $400 ...
March 2nd, 2014
Canada’s Approach to Intermediary Liability for Copyright Infringement: the Notice and Notice Procedure
In 2012, Canada adopted the Copyright Modernization Act as a comprehensive reform of Canadian copyright law and addressed the issue of liability for copyright infringement by online intermediaries. Rather than adopting a “Notice and Takedown” procedure like the United States did at § 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ...
March 6th, 2013
On March 4, 2013, the White House officially responded to an online petition calling for the legalization of cell phone unlocking. The process of unlocking a cell phone usually refers to installing software that allows a cell phone to be used on multiple wireless carriers. Cell phone unlocking had previously ...
March 20th, 2011
Factual Background When Sony released its PlayStation 3 (“PS3”) video game console, it included a feature that allowed customers to install a version of the Linux operating system so that the machine could be used as a general purpose computer. In April 2010, Sony released a system firmware update that ...
December 23rd, 2010
This month, our team members have been consumed with outlines, papers, and finals, and now the holidays are upon us. Although we won’t be able to write full posts on all of the recent developments in technology law, we wanted to offer some quick updates on some of the biggest ...
November 4th, 2010
The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (“ACTA”) has been under negotiation since October 2007. Over the past three years a group of nations, including the United States, have deliberated the specific contents and composition of this document designed to establish stronger intellectual property enforcement on a global scale. At the Tokyo round ...