Supreme Court

Morning Links: Typeface Mimics Dyslexia. Why Apple Might Become a Bank

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

This Typeface Simulates Reading with Dyslexia (Ink, Bits & Pixels) Daniel Britton doesn’t have to wonder; he’s had the condition all his life, and now he’s found a way to [...]

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. [...]

Patent absurdity: Trying to protect its rule set lands small role-playing game publisher in hot water

By Chris Meadows
June 20, 2014 // 7 Comments

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the tabletop role-playing game community’s current tempestuous teapot. Recently, a small role-playing game publisher held an IRC interview about the new multi-genre [...]

Thirty years of time shifting: The Supreme Court decision legalizing the VCR

By Chris Meadows
January 18, 2014 // 1 Comment

Today marks an important anniversary for our digital media era—an era that couldn’t have been foreseen thirty years ago, but nonetheless relies to a very great extent on a legal decision exactly [...]

Supreme Court rejects Amazon appeal; New York affiliate program sales tax law stands

By libertyc
December 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

A few years ago, states started passing laws requiring Amazon to pay sales tax if it offered affiliate marketing programs in their state, rather than only being required to pay them if it had [...]

Scott Turow describes "The Slow Death of the American Author"

By libertyc
April 8, 2013 // 1 Comment

Libraries. The Internet. Pirate sites. According to author Scott Turow’s recent op-ed piece for the New York Times, these things are all to blame for the “Slow Death of the American [...]

Supreme Court rules importation of textbooks legal under First Sale doctrine

By libertyc
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 [...]

Supreme Court First Sale Doctrine case could give boost to resale-proof digital media sales

By libertyc
October 30, 2012 // 9 Comments

Ars Technica has a couple of great, in-depth pieces laying out in detail the facts of the matter surrounding the upcoming Supreme Court case concerning a Thai exchange student who imported and [...]

Morning Roundup — Stories you may have missed

By libertyc
October 28, 2012 // 2 Comments

E-readers kindle enthusiasm among children in Kenya (The Guardian) Supreme Court to hear arguments in case of student who resold books (CNN) Why Amazon is within its rights to remove access to your [...]

European court rules used software sales legal—even for downloaded titles

By libertyc
July 3, 2012 // 2 Comments

Here’s an interesting software ruling out of European courts that might have implications for digital music and e-book resale. The Wall Street Journal reports that Oracle sued a German software [...]

Internet media has its ‘Dewey defeats Truman’ moment

By libertyc
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 [...]

Supreme Court rules Congress can remove material from public domain to comply with international treaty obligations

By libertyc
January 19, 2012 // 3 Comments

The Supreme Court yesterday issued a ruling on the Golan copyright case which we’ve discussed here a few times before. The case involved whether works that had previously been within the public [...]

Supreme Court hears important public domain case: Can Congress remove works from the public domain?

By libertyc
October 5, 2011 // 1 Comment

More news out of the Supreme Court: today it considered a case in which copyright reformers want to remove thousands of works by foreign authors from the public domain in order to “harmonize” US [...]

Supreme Court strikes down video game restriction law, makes future a little safer for e-books

By libertyc
July 2, 2011 // 1 Comment

A few days ago, the Supreme Court struck down a controversial California law requiring restriction of violent video games to minors. Without going too deeply into analysis, the court found dubious [...]

Supreme Court also ‘divided’ on e-reader use

By libertyc
December 14, 2010 // 0 Comments

On a vaguely-related note to my last story, Wired reports based on a C-SPAN clip (embedded below) that Supreme Court justices who use e-reading technology to deal with legal briefs do so in different [...]

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