Day: December 12, 2012

Justice Rothstein on the copyright pentologyJustice Rothstein on the copyright pentology

On November 17, Justice Rothstein gave an informative talk about the Supreme Court copyright pentology at an IP Osgoode program. Here is the video of the talk. It features, among other things, a good introduction by Prof. Vaver, some supremely good jokes by Justice Rothstein, a clear summary of what the court decided in each case, and an informative contrast of the reasons of the majority and dissenting reasons in the ESA v SOCAN and Access Copyright cases. Don’t miss listening to Sheila Rothstein’s e-mail to her husband on the video.…

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-12-12Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-12-12

  • Injunction for breach of confidence denied in Stier Financial Group Inc. v. Stier, 2012 ABQB 713 ->
  • Google avoided about US$2B in taxes last year by stashing US$10B in Bermuda haven ->
  • Patent trolls now behind most patent infringement lawsuits ->
  • Mobile Apps for Children Fall Short on Disclosure to Parents, F.T.C. Report Says applewebdata://D4E3CCBB-563F-4C35-A795-9967B658EA33 ->
  • Hacker group leaks details of 1.6 million accounts tied to NASA, Federal Reserve, Interpol, and others ->
  • Russia-led plan to transfer internet governance to UN agency scrapped, Reuters reports