Monthly Archive: November 2006

Listening to the new “3-1-1” airport public service announcement, the approved phrasing for the rules of what liquid/gels are allowed through security is: “Three One One means that you can take as many separate three ounces of liquid/gels that fit in one 1 quart ZIPLOCK bag per person” The trademark ZIPLOCK is owned and registered …

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Louis Vuitton Malletier S.A. v. Haute Diggity Dog, LLC, 2006 WL 3182468 (E.D. Va. Nov. 3, 2006) Pamela Reeder is the founder of Haute Diggity Dog which is dedicated to making fun of our globalized disease of affluenza while making some of her mortgage payment. Her company is self described as a “parody, plush, pet …

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The case of MGM v. Grokster continues while everyone has moved on. Streamcast, one of the defendants, in the action was found liable under copyright contributory infringement for the Morpheus software. Judge Wilson in Los Angeles held “evidence of Streamcast’s unlawful intent is overwhelming” in the way that the Morpheus encouraged users to violate copyright …

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Recently, the Belgian Court of First Instance ordered Google to both cease excerpting snippets of text from French and German-speaking papers; and that Google post the injunction order on the Google website. Google contintues to scan thousands of news outlets and books and has done so since 2002. The Belgian court was unmoved by Google’s …

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