December 6, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
The High Court of Justice of England and Wales has declared that the government's ban on sending books to prisoners in England is unlawful. Current rules prevent prisoners from receiving parcels unless there are exceptional circumstances such as a medical condition. Justice Collins called the ban ...[read more]
June 11, 2014
by William Hibbitts
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Tuesday that creating a searchable book database and giving full digital copies of books to disabled people constitutes fair use. The Authors Guild sued HathiTrust, Cornell University and the presidents of four other universities over a claim ...[read more]
April 9, 2014
by Josh Guckert
JURIST Guest Columnist Aubry Dicks, University of Richmond School of Law, Class of 2014, discusses recent decisions by the National Labor Relations Board concerning student athletes' rights to unionize...In January, the National College Players Association (NCPA) filed a petition on behalf of ...[read more]
November 14, 2013
by Stephen Adelgren
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) on Thursday dismissed a class action lawsuit arising against Google over the company's unapproved scanning and uploading of copyrighted materials. The case revolved primarily around Google's Library Project, which uses ...[read more]
November 1, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
The historical roots of cannabis vary widely and run parallel to the development of the Silk Road. Accordingly, the plant was first used by the Chinese empires, followed by the Persian empire, and then introduced to western Europe around the 16th century, appearing as an herbal medicine in botany ...[read more]
October 18, 2013
by Kyle Webster
The modern implications of redistricting methods are heavily debated. The current system in many states of having single-party controlled legislatures create the districts has led to strong criticism. Many observers cite this as one of the primary reasons for the increasing partisanship within ...[read more]
October 15, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
The National Security Agency (NSA) has been collecting contact lists from personal e-mail and instant messaging programs around the world in an attempt to combat terrorism or other criminal activity, according a Washington Post report Monday. The information about the collection came from senior ...[read more]
July 10, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Wednesday ruled that Apple violated the Sherman Act and various state statutes in an e-book price-fixing conspiracy. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) accused Apple of working with major publishers to increase the price of ...[read more]
July 2, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Monday overturned a lower court decision that had allowed authors challenging Google's digital books project to sue as a group. Google has scanned more than 20 million books after partnering in 2004 with major libraries around the world, and ...[read more]
June 4, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The US Department of Justice case against Apple began in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Monday with an attorney for the department claiming that Apple's conspiring with publishers cost customers hundreds of millions of dollars. The case, which was filed more than a ...[read more]

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