Publishers File Appeal in Lawsuit Against Used eBook Website (The Digital Reader)
The legal woes of the used ebook site Tom Kabinet continued as publishers filed an appeal of the July injunction which declared the site legal.
Publishers Win Reversal of Court Ruling That Favored ‘E-Reserves’ at Georgia State U. (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals issued its long-awaited ruling in the Georgia State e-reserve case, in which the court reversed a lower court’s fair use finding and remanded the case with instructions for further consideration.
Google Imposes New Penalty on Pirate Sites in Search Results (GigaOM)
Google is taking new measures to punish sites that host pirated content by pushing them further down its search listings.
Former Google Lawyer Lee Nominated to Run Patent Office (Bloomberg Businessweek)
Former Google lawyer Michelle Lee is being nominated to run the U.S. Patent and Trademark, after having left Google in 2012 to run the patent office’s Silicon Valley outpost and being elevated to deputy director of the full agency in January.
Getty Fails to Get Injunction on Microsoft Image Widget (Reuters)
Getty Images failed to convince a federal judge to halt Microsoft Corp’s Bing Image Widget, which it said enabled massive copyright infringement, because the software company had already taken it down voluntarily.
What Happens to Tech Policy if Republicans Take the Senate? (The Washington Post)
A look at how a change in power in the Senate could shake up the tech policy landscape.
Keith Kupferschmid is General Counsel and SVP, Intellectual Property Policy & Enforcement at SIIA. Follow Keith on Twitter at @keithkup and sign up for the Intellectual Property Roundup weekly newsletter here.