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Sharing Visual Arts Images for Educational Use: Finding a New Angle of Repose
October 19, 2007

© 2007 Gretchen Wagner. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License ( )…

Judge Quashes RIAA Subpoenas in Campus File-sharing Case
September 26, 2007

"A Florida lawyer convinced a judge yesterday to quash several RIAA subpoenas directed against anonymous University of South Florida students. The subpoenas, which use the secretive ex par…

Copyright Office chief: I'm a DMCA supporter
September 17, 2007

"There's still a lot of hatred out there for a controversial law known as the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, but don't count the U.S. Copyright Office chief in that camp." …

RIAA v. The People: Four Years Later
August 29, 2007

In this report the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) provides a comprehensive look at the four-year litigation campaign waged by the RIAA against music fans. The report traces the RIAA campaig…

Lawmaker Proposes Piracy Warning
August 28, 2007

"A leading lawmaker will propose federal legislation requiring telcos and cable operators to send Internet subscribers a warning letter if they access pirated content. " …

The Purpose of Copyright
August 20, 2007

"Copyright permeates our lives and yet, despite its impact on our lives, relatively few people, including lawyers, have sufficient knowledge or understanding of what copyright is. And far to…

Cyberinfrastructure and Patent Thickets: Challenges and Responses
June 15, 2007

This article presents a survey of responses to patent thickets. The first group involves efforts to either keep questionable patents from ever issuing or removing them from patent space after the…

Bringing Peer Review to Patents
June 15, 2007

Tougher examination of patent applications reduces anti–commons effects while reducing the frequency and costs of litigation. Modelled after open source/free software collaborations, the “Pee…

What’s Wrong with the Patent System? Fuzzy Boundaries and the Patent Tax
June 15, 2007

The authors provide evidence that software patents have more severe boundary problems and generate greater litigation costs than most other patents. Software patents tend to perform badly because…

Easing Friction Over Tech Transfer
July 18, 2007

"How publicly funded research will be brought to market for the next quarter-decade was the topic of a House of Representatives hearing on Tuesday (July 17th), with panelists representin…