Category Archives: google

Copyright Society: recent developments (but not the most recent)

This panel had the misfortune to occur just as the Second Circuit released HathiTrust.  More on that to come, obviously. Recent Developments in Copyright Law Panelists: Robert W. Clarida, Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt LLC Thomas Kjellberg, Cowan Liebowitz & Latman, … Continue reading

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Copyright Society: transformative use (herein mainly of Google)

Transformation of Transformative Use           Moderator: Julie Ahrens, Stanford Fair Use Project Mass digitization: at the start of the litigation Google seemed bold, but after 8 years the result was less surprising, at least to some, since digitization is so valuable/expected. … Continue reading

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A couple of Google v. Garcia amicus briefs

Int’l Documentary Ass’n brief, now with actual evidence on standard contracts! Makes a nice pair with Netflix’s brief, which cogently criticizes Kozinski’s entirely typical reliance on “facts” not in the record about what standard entertainment contracts are like. http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

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My long, sad Garcia v. Google post

You know, for a judge who loves the First Amendment and free speech so much when it comes to the right of publicity and nominative fair use, Judge Kozinski can seem oddly unconcerned about it in other areas of IP, … Continue reading

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Form v. content in DMCA notices

Still working on a long post on Garcia v. Google because ugh, but here I go on a side note: David Post has a post up, Why Google shouldn’t be the copyright court of last resort, which argues that Google … Continue reading

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danah boyd has good news for Google

danah boyd, It’s Complicated: Boyd’s book recounts her ethnographic research on the internet lives of American teens of different races and classes.  She challenges many of the simple conclusions popular in the media.  Teens do value privacy—but they don’t often … Continue reading

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