Monthly Archive: April 2011

Gaylord v. United States, (Fed. Cir. 4/22/11) A 37 cent stamp is at the heart of this copyright dispute that has been percolating through the courts like coffee in an old stovetop pot. It began in the Court of Claims; went up to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC); was remanded and …

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RightHaven, LCC, v. Center for Intercultural Organizing, 2:10-CV-1322 JCM (LRL) (DC Nev., 2011) The word ‘blog’ began as a typo, and now it’s a genre all on its own. And with the emergence of a new genre comes a category of case law that arises specifically from that genre. April 22, 2011, RightHaven failed in …

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Kenneth M. Stern v. Does, et al., C.D.Ca., No. CV 09-01986 DMG (April, 2011) A single sentence sent to a list serve formed the basis of the copyright infringement action in this case. Specifically, an attorney sent a single sentence seeking information regarding a certified public accounting firm which he suspected had over-billed his client. …

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