Patent Troll Strikes Bloomberg, NYT and Other News Giants (paidContent)
A shell company with all the markings of a so-called patent troll is suing Bloomberg, the New York Times and four other news giants for infringing a patent related to autocomplete software.
In Orphan Works Squabble, Round One Goes to the Authors Guild (paidContent)
Universities planning to begin digital sharing of orphan works decided to suspend the release of over 100 titles after the Authors Guild tracked down the author of one of the so-called orphan works with a simple Google search.
How Piracy Ruins It For Paid Apps (ZDNet)
App piracy is prevalent in the mobile phone industry and is becoming increasingly burdensome for developers as they have to deal with loss of sales, increased customer complaints and support costs, and damage to their brands.
Nigerian Bookseller Convicted of Piracy (Next)
A bookseller has pleaded guilty to one charge of book piracy after operatives of the Nigerian Copyright Commission raided her bookshop in 2009.
New York City Launches New Anti-Piracy Campaign (The Hollywood Reporter)
In a new anti-piracy campaign, New York City is running a contest for local students to design the next public service announcement to address digital piracy.
Google Won’t Face Some Oracle Copyright Claims, Judge Rules (Bloomberg)
Google won’t have to face part of Oracle’s claim that it infringed copyrights for its Java programming language after U.S. District Judge William Alsup ruled some of the material at issue isn’t protected by copyright.
Judge Gives Google More Time to Settle Books Dispute (Chicago Tribune)
Google and the authors and publishers groups have about nine more months to settle their six-year legal dispute over plans to create the world’s largest digital library.
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