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The Authors Guild Files Appeal in Google Books Lawsuit

April 11th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Google Books, lawsuit → 5 Comments

When The the authors guildAuthors Guild lost the 8 year old Google Books lawsuit last November, it was obvious that The AG would be filing an appeal of Judge Denny Chin’s ruling which expanded the fair use doctrine of copyright law.
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Apple Files Petition for a Stay in eBook Damages Trial

April 7th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Antitrust, Apple, lawsuit → 9 Comments

Apple tossed 163181916_b0f14b7e84[1]up another roadblock today in their ongoing fight over the antitrust lawsuit they lost last summer.

Having lost battles over the consumer lawsuit receiving class action certification and over the testimony of expert witnesses being thrown out, the electronics giant filed a new petition today a stay of all proceedings in the damages phase of the antitrust lawsuit.
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Judge Cote Certifies New Class Action Suit Against Apple, 5 Publishers

March 29th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Antitrust, Apple, lawsuit → 8 Comments

When4729801304_d50a7c1dae[1] it rains, it pours.

Hot on the heels of reports of 2 indie ebook retailers filing antitrust lawsuits against Apple and 5 publishers comes a new story of a new antitrust lawsuit. Judge Denise Cote, aka the bane of Apple’s existence, certified a new class action lawsuit on Friday against Apple and HarperCollins, Hachette, Macmillan, Penguin, and Simon & Schuster.
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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Google Over Kids and In-App Purchases

March 11th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Google, In-App Purchases, lawsuit → 5 Comments

Ask any3823683431_6fd4418996_m[1] developer and they will tell you that in-app purchases are a great way for users to dribble away a lot of money without ever realizing it, and this includes kids.
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Today’s Net Neutrality Ruling Could Throw a Wrench in Amazon’s Gadget Plans

January 14th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, fcc, lawsuit, Net Neutrality → 3 Comments

An appealsfcc-logo court in the District of Columbia ruled today that the FCC’s net neutrality rules, which prevent ISPs from favoring one source of internet traffic over others (example: Youtube vs Amazon), are invalid. The ruling is 81 pages long, and has big implications for content providers, consumers and the future of the internet.
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Class Action Lawsuits Filed Against B&N

January 14th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Barnes & Noble, lawsuit → 3 Comments

Barnes & Noble just can’t catch a break. Sales are down in B&N stores, their digital investment is a money pit, and now they are the subject of several class action lawsuits. Over the past week 3 different law firms (one, two, three) have issued press releases, announcing that they are suing B&N, and that number is bound to grow.
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Judge Cote Swats Apple, Orders Antitrust Monitor to Stay and Monitor

January 13th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Antitrust, Apple, Denise Cote, lawsuit → 37 Comments

Somejudge_denise_cote_small[1] companies know when to throw in the towel on a lost fight, but not Apple.

They were back in court again today so Judge Cote could settle Apple’s latest disagreements with the DOJ and Michael Bromwich, the court-appointed antitrust monitor, and it did not go well for Apple.

According to Reuters:
[Read more →]’s New Revisionist History Blames Amazon for the Apple Antitrust Lawsuit

January 12th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, Antitrust, Apple, DOJ, lawsuit, Price Fix Six → 26 Comments has long been a member of the Amazon is evil camp, and they’re back again today with yet another installment.

In what is ostensibly a post on the latest Apple v DOJ tussle (the hearing scheduled for tomorrow), Kathleen Sharp has managed to drag in Amazon several times, misstate historical details, and bring up multiple irrelevant arguments. I am always a fan of short-form fiction published by, so I am overjoyed to once again have an opportunity to discuss’s latest flight of fancy.
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Authors Guild Files Appeal in Google Books Lawsuit

December 29th, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · AAP, Copyrights, lawsuit → No Comments

Never one4312159033_6b1c4ce360[1] to give up on a fight, the Authors Guild filed a new appeal last week in the Google Books lawsuit. I don’t yet know the grounds for the appeal, but I have gotten my hands on a copy of the notice of appeal (found via @grimmelm, thanks) and I can confirm the news.
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New Ruling Finds Sherlock Holmes to be in the Public Domain in the US

December 27th, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · Copyrights, lawsuit, Sherlock Holmes → 3 Comments

A 10-month-old 6426695329_438be6530c[1]legal battle came to a quiet conclusion this week.

Chief District Court Judge Rubén Castillo issued a summary judgment on Monday that found that many of the familiar elements of the Holmes canon are no longer covered by United States copyright law and have long since fallen into the public domain.
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