Supreme Court review of Apple anti-trust case seems unlikely

By Chris Meadows
September 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Andrew Albanese, one of the analysts I’ve most followed on the Apple anti-trust matter, has weighed in on the likelihood that the Supreme Court will get involved in the case. He checks in with various legal experts and reviews what’s been said about the alleged “circuit split.” Law [...]

Apple asks for more time to appeal e-book anti-trust case to Supreme Court

By Chris Meadows
September 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

Well, raise your hand if you’re surprised. Any hands? Any? No? Well, that’s about what I expected. Apple has filed a request for a 30-day extension to the time it has to file a petition to have the e-book anti-trust case considered by the Supreme Court. The reason for the extension request, [...]

Aereo loses, cell phone privacy wins at Supreme Court today

By Chris Meadows
June 25, 2014 // 2 Comments

A pair of important Supreme Court decisions came down today—one disappointing and one critically important to anyone who uses mobile devices. The disappointing one is a 6-3 decision killing Aereo. The service that used dedicated individual miniature antennas to stream broadcast TV service to [...]

Supreme Court rules importation of textbooks legal under First Sale doctrine

By Chris Meadows
March 19, 2013 // 4 Comments

Remember the Supreme Court case about the Thai exchange student who bulk imported cheap overseas copies of textbooks and resold them in the U.S. (making over $1 million in sales) to finance his doctorate? The judges handed down a decision today. By a six to three majority, they found that the [...]

Internet media has its ‘Dewey defeats Truman’ moment

By Chris Meadows
June 30, 2012 // 1 Comment

We’ve probably all seen that famous photo of the victorious President Harry S Truman triumphantly holding up a copy of the Chicago Tribune that called the election results for the other side. For decades it has been the exemplar of the hazards of jumping to conclusions, as well as the problems of [...]

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