Archive for July, 2010

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2010-07-31

July 31st, 2010

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2010-07-30

July 30th, 2010

MGE v GE-what did the 5th Circuit decide about the scope of the DMCA TPM provisions and was it right?

July 29th, 2010

Last week, the US Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit released a controversial decision interpreting Section 1201(a) of the DMCA in MGE UPS Inc v GE Consumer and Industrial, Inc. 2010 WL 2820006 (5th Cir.2010). Prof. Geist has suggested that the case decided that the “DMCA is limited to guarding access controls only to the extent that circumvention would violate the copyright rights of the copyright owner.” His summary of the case is neither accurate nor complete. Here’s why.

The MGE case

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2010-07-29

July 29th, 2010

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2010-07-28

July 28th, 2010

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2010-07-28

July 28th, 2010

Copyright Office Exempts Six Classes of Works from DMCA’s Access Control Anti-circumvention Prohibitions

July 27th, 2010

Yesterday, the Librarian of Congress announced the classes of works subject to an exemption from the prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works.

Accompanying ruling was the Statement of the Librarian of Congress on the Anticircumvention Rulemaking, the Recommendation of the Register of Copyrights, and the Determination of the Librarian of Congress and Text of the Regulation (to be published in Federal Register).

Educational Tariff Certified by Copyright Board Upheld by Federal Court of Appeal

July 27th, 2010

The Federal Court of Appeal released an important decision on Friday ruling on the subject of fair dealing in the K-12 educational sector. At issue was whether the Copyright Board erred in holding that when teachers copy books and other copyright materials for classroom use such copying is not covered by the fair dealing exception for private study. The Court dismissed the judicial review application holding that the “Board laid out the appropriate test from CCH and, through clear and comprehensible reasons, came to a justifiable conclusion. I see no reviewable error in respect of this issue.”

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2010-07-27

July 27th, 2010

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2010-07-26

July 26th, 2010