Day: December 17, 2009

Open source movement gets big boost from copyright laws and DMCA in Jacobsen v KatzerOpen source movement gets big boost from copyright laws and DMCA in Jacobsen v Katzer



It is sometimes believed that the open source movement and copyright are incompatible. In fact, the open source community relies on effective copyright protection to support its licensing model.

A case in point is Jacobsen v Katzer. In a landmark decision last year, 535 F.3d 1373  (Fed. Cir. 2008), the US Federal Circuit Court of Appeals (CAFC) decided that failure to comply with the conditions terms of the Artistic License could lead to copyright infringement. The CAFC remanded the case back to the district court to consider whether there was infringement on the facts of the case.

Computer & Internet Law Updates for 2009-12-17Computer & Internet Law Updates for 2009-12-17



  • SODRAC and IEGOR-Hotel des Encans Enter Into a Copyright Agreement, http://ow.ly/MFgH #
  • EC drops Microsoft browser probe, http://ow.ly/MFo2 #
  • Record-store owner pleads guilty to Copyright Act charge over bootleg CDs, http://ow.ly/MFke #
  • Claim for declaration of ownership in commissioned software dismissed by UK court, Infection Control v Virrage Industries, [2009] EWHC 2602 #
  • Chinese Author Sues Google Over Book Scanning – PC World, http://ow.ly/MFc4 #
  • IT experts call for crackdown on copyright piracy http://ow.ly/MFeQ #
  • NLA got aggregator to remove newspaper links http://ow.ly/MFlJ