The price of digital downloads in Australia

Big week for parallel imports last week: (1) the US Supreme Court declared US law applies a doctrine of international exhaustion for copyright material (2) Adobe, Apple and Microsoft fronted the Australian Parliament to explain why digital “things” cost so much more in Australia than elsewhere (i.e., the USA). Apple’s defence said, amongst other things, […]

Microsoft v i4i – US Supreme Court decides

Microsoft has lost its appeal to the US Supreme Court. Microsoft had argued it should have to prove its claim that i4i’s patent was invalid by “a preponderance of the evidence”. Under the US Patent Act, however, a patent having been granted after examination by the Commissioner is “presumed valid”. The US Supreme Court has […]

Selected microblog posts (w/e 11/09/09)

Selected microblog posts from the past week: RT @VogeleLaw: Found: Mary Beth Peter’s testimony (via @cathygellis – thanks!) http://bit.ly/Cijau #gbs_hearing [US Copyright Register opposes Google Book Settlement] Google Book in the EU? http://ff.im/-7OYfA RT @MegLG: A Billion Dollar Test of the DMCA Safe Harbors in Viacom v YouTube http://ow.ly/om66 via Cyberlaw Cases RT @michaelgeist: Microsoft wins stay of injunction […]

Selected microblog posts w/e 30/8/09

Selected microblog posts from the past week: Holman’s review David Koepsell – Who Owns You? The Corporate Gold Rush to Patent Your Genes http://ff.im/-7dK4P Patent Docs: Falsehoods, Distortions and Outright Lies in the Gene Patenting Debate http://ff.im/-7dK9H Koepsell fights back http://ff.im/-7dKek David Koepsell Doesn’t Know How to Cut His Losseshttp://ff.im/-7dKbE Patently-O: BRCA Gene Patents http://ff.im/-7mFuc Wyeth gets interloc. injunction […]

Microsoft wars

Ernie the Attorney posts an interesting review of “Free the Market” by Gary L. Reback, apparently the principal Government lawyer behind the Justice Department’s anti-trust law suit against Microsoft. The key question posed by the book is this: do we need better government regulation of the tech sector?  Also: is the current state of technology development such […]

Microsoft, the EU, Internet Explorer and tying again

On 15 January 2009, the European Commission commenced new proceedings against Microsoft alleging that Microsoft was abusing its dominant position in the market by tying Internet Explorer to the Windows operating system: According to the Commission: The evidence gathered during the investigation leads the Commission to believe that the tying of Internet Explorer with Windows, […]