software licenses are copyright licenses. The open source software is
copyrightable subject matter, and the open source license specifies the extent
to which "copying" is permitted and under what terms and conditions.
In this Analysis, Jay Westermeier, of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow...
BUCKLEY H. CRISPIN vs. CHRISTIAN
AUDIGIER, INC., ET AL.
CASE NO. CV 09-09509 MMM (JEMx)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR
THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 52832
May 26, 2010, Decided
May 26, 2010, Filed
OPINION BY: MARGARET M. MORROW
Flesch and Bruno Maeda
The Superior Court of the State of Minas Gerais has ruled
that a Brazilian engineering company was not required to indemnify two large
US-based software companies for the use of unlicensed software. The lawsuit was
filed by one of the multinational software companies...
Circuit recently applied the first sale doctrine in a case involving free and unsolicited
promotional compact discs (CDs). The court held that because of the
distribution method, title to the promotional CDs was transferred to the
recipients, and an infringement action could not be based upon...
In the third of a rapid-fire trio of opinions
distinguishing between sales and licenses, the Ninth Circuit in UMG Recordings, Inc. v. Augusto , 2011 U.S. App.
LEXIS 52 (9th Cir. Cal. Jan. 4, 2011) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version available from lexisONE Free...
The licensed distribution
of Russian DVDs without a subtitle "shut off" did not infringe a separate copyright
license to distribute Russian-language-only DVDs, according to a recent
decision from the Eastern District of New York.
In Russian Entm't Wholesale, Inc. v.
In 2004, Home Depot contracted with Edgenet, Inc. to develop a
classification system (taxonomy) for organizing Home Depot's
database. The contract provided that Edgenet would own the
intellectual-property rights in the taxonomy and would license Home
Depot to use it. When the contract/license...
It takes more than a pebble to kill a giant like Apple. The
Ninth Circuit recently stated as much in rejecting a small computer
manufacturer's copyright misuse defense.
Psystar manufactured and sold personal computers with a reproduced/altered
copy of Mac OS X. Apple accused Psystar of infringing...