June 28, 2014
by Brent Nesbitt
JURIST Guest Columnist Roy Gutterman of the Tully Center for Free Speech at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University comments on the recent Supreme Court decision in Aereo v. American Broadcast Companies, and provides insight into the world of Copyright Law ... The ...[read more]
May 10, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled Friday that programming interfaces in Oracle's Java technology can be protected under US copyright law, allowing Oracle to pursue its legal case against Google. The litigation arose four year ago when Oracle sued Google, alleging its Android ...[read more]
May 31, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On May 31, 1790, Congress passed the first copyright law in the US. The Copyright Act of 1790 established a means for individuals to seek copyrights for maps, charts and books for up to 14 years. Establishment of the act followed the passage of Great Britain's Statute of Anne in April 1710. The ...[read more]
April 10, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On April 10, 1710, the Statute of Anne, the world's first known copyright law to protect authors, went into full effect in Great Britain. Prior to the statute, issues pertaining to copyright were handled by private parties, if at all. This was the first time a governmental body shifted the issue ...[read more]
April 2, 2013
by Peter Snyder
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled Saturday that ReDigi Inc.'s "pre-owned" digital music sales infringed on Capitol Records LLC's music copyrights. ReDigi's online service allowed customers to use its platform to buy and sell "used" digital music ...[read more]
October 2, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
A new Japanese copyright law that criminalizes illegal downloads of music and video files came in effect on Monday. The revised law now imposes penalties of two years in prison and fines of up to two million yen (USD $25,627) upon those who illegally download copyrighted files. The law was revised ...[read more]
September 4, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California on Tuesday ordered Oracle to reimburse Google about $1 million for costs incurred during the course of the companies' recent patent litigation. The trial concluded in May with a verdict that Google had not infringed on ...[read more]
June 1, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California ruled on Thursday in favor of Google in the case of Oracle America, Inc. v. Google Inc.. Judge William Alsup held that Google did not infringe patents and copyrights held by Oracle when it used Oracle's 37 Java application ...[read more]
May 7, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A jury in the US District Court for the Northern District of California failed to reach a conclusion Monday in a copyright dispute between Oracle and Google. Oracle has alleged that Google's use of Java in its Android OS violates Oracle's patents and copyrights, seeking up to $1 billion in ...[read more]
February 20, 2012
by Sarah Posner
A judge for the UK High Court ruled Monday for the British unit of Sony Corporation and eight other record labels on their copyright infringement claim against the Swedish file-sharing website The Pirate Bay. Judge Richard Arnold ruled that the operators of The Pirate Bay planned to infringe the ...[read more]

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