Author of EAT RIGHT 4 FOR YOUR TYPE books sues author of EAT RIGHT 4 YOUR METABOLIC TYPE.
COMPLAINT Right 4 for Your Type
TorrentFreak: How To Kill The Music Industry:
According to Per Sundin, CEO of Universal Music, the decline in music revenues in the past 8 years can be fully attributed to (read: blamed on) illegal file sharing. If this were actually true, many of us might even respect his decision to go after pirates as fiercely as the music industry is doing right now. However, the past 8 years have seen a lot more changes in the landscape of home entertainment than Per Sundin would like to admit, and some of those changes have had a massive impact on music profitability — much more so than any amount of piracy.
I’m quoted in today’s BNA Electronic Commerce & Law Report: “Celebrity Names Disputes Under UDRP: Challenges, Contours, Likely Outcomes,” 14 ECLR 256, 2/25/09 (no link, walled garden).
While we’re talking about celebrity name disputes, I was once copied on an email that Catherine Zeta-Jones was copied on as well. I’m not lying.
Citizen Media Law Project: Thoughts on the Jones Day-Block Shopper Settlement
Mark Zuckerberg (CEO of Facebook): Update on Terms
Our next version will be a substantial revision from where we are now. It will reflect the principles I described yesterday around how people share and control their information, and it will be written clearly in language everyone can understand. Since this will be the governing document that we’ll all live by, Facebook users will have a lot of input in crafting these terms.
Spot the irony in AP’s own report of the decision regarding a decision allowing its ‘hot news’ doctrine action to proceed:
A federal judge has reaffirmed that a 1918 legal doctrine applies in the Internet age by allowing The Associated Press to proceed with a copyright-infringement lawsuit against a company accused of redistributing the news organization’s stories.
Hint: ‘hot news’ doctrine is not a copyright doctrine.
Decision AP Hot News Doctrine
I’ve written previously on the stages of “ToS Outrage” syndrome. Now we’ll see how my theory plays out with Facebook, which is reportedly making overbroad claims to user-generated conteny. Even if my theory holds, that’s not to say they’re not thieving bastids. Taking a quick look at the ToS, I note that FB is granted a license, not an assignment. However as far as I can tell, FB would seem to be able to make derivative works and sell them. Hmmm.