Computer & Internet Law Updates for 2009-12-15

December 15th, 2009 by Barry Sookman Leave a reply »
  • Web “a breeding ground for disinformation” and the Internet “a danger for democracy”? “Caught in Web of faux pas”, National Post 12/14/09 #
  • EU ratifies WIPO Treaties to bring “protection up to speed with modern technologies” and to protect creative industries. http://ow.ly/LWML #
  • Google’s books: a Special Relationship with copyright, http://ow.ly/LZmJ #
  • US Supreme Court to hear text-message privacy case http://ow.ly/M1d8 #
  • EU ratification of WIPO treaties “will positively influence the development of creativity within the digital environment”. http://ow.ly/M1FD #
  • RT @copycense: Bridgeport: 6th Circuit affirms no fair use or de minimis for sampling  http://bit.ly/1KgrvW [PDF] #
  • The UK IPO’s proposed strategy for dealing with copyright issues in the digital age, http://ow.ly/M39l #
  • Best Buy, JVC, Samsung, and others Hit With Lawsuit for violating the GPLv2 for DVD nd other media players , http://ow.ly/M4qR #
  • UN official welcomes European Union approval of Internet copyright treaties, http://ow.ly/M5iM #
  • Nicolas Sarkozy fights Google over classic books http://ow.ly/M4tD #
  • RT @bensheffner: Biden to head piracy summit tomorrow at White House. http://bit.ly/81GCqT (via @variety) #
  • P2P Sharing Being Blocked Around the World, Where Next? – ReadWriteWeb (blog) http://viigo.im/1MC1 #
  • Virgin Media to roll out copyright infringement detection tool http://viigo.im/1MC4 #
  • EU Allows Local Language URLs – eWEEK Europe UK http://viigo.im/1MCd #
  • DIGITAL: The digital decade – California Chronicle http://viigo.im/1MCr #
  • Microsoft sued on a patent for a business method for extracting data from spreadsheets. http://viigo.im/1MCL #
  • Hundreds of Private Pirate BitTorrent Trackers compete- with nothing going to creators. http://viigo.im/1MHT #
  • Messy web venture divorces–TEG v. Phelps http://viigo.im/1MI5 #
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