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E-Book Settlement and What It Means
September 11, 2012

A federal judge has approved the U.S. Justice Department's settlement with three publishers of electronic books accused of conspiring in a price-fixing scheme.  The ruling released on S…

A Change to Google’s Search Algorithm: Another Copyright Issue
August 17, 2012

As of Monday, August 13, 2012, Google has made a change to its search algorithm downgrading websites that persistently breach copyright laws.  This means that the company will now adjust search …

Georgia State Prevails
August 14, 2012

On Friday, August 10, 2012, Judge Orinda Evans issued her order for declarative and injunctive relief in the Georgia State copyright infringement case. This order followed her May 11, 2012 op…

Comments on the Department of Education Distance Learning Financial Fraud Rulemaking (5/29/12)
May 29, 2012

Letter to Wendy Macias, U.S. Department of Education, in response to their published intent to pursue negotiated rule-making in relation to the Federal Student Aid Programs authorized by the High…

First Sale and the Supreme Court: A Case to Watch
July 10, 2012

The Supreme Court will hear a case in the fall that has implications for higher education.  The question before the Court is -  How do Section 602(a)(1) of the Copyright Act, which proh…

Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) Rejected by European Union
July 9, 2012

The European Parliament on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, voted overwhelmingly against a controversial trade agreement designed to combat online piracy.  The European Union's (EU) 27 member state…

The Need for Privacy Protections: Is Industry Self-Regulation Adequate?
July 3, 2012

On June 28, 2012, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a hearing on the need for consumer privacy protections. The FTC and the Administration have both outlined vol…

New Technologies and Innovations in the Mobile and Online Space, and the Implications for Public Policy
June 21, 2012

The House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet held an educational hearing on June 19, 2012 entitled "New Technologies and Innovati…

APLU/SHEEO Commission on Distance Ed. Regulation: Preliminary Directions and Timeline
June 20, 2012

The APLU / SHEEO Commission on the Regulation of Postsecondary Distance Education that the two organizations announced a few weeks ago held its first meeting last week in Washington, DC…

Data Protection Reform Legislation in the European Union
June 18, 2012

Earlier in 2012, the European Commission proposed a major reform of the European Union’s (EU) legal framework on the protection of personal data.  The new proposals are meant to strengthen ind…