Category Archives: Cases

Domain name dispute: Digital Telemedia, Inc. vs. C. I. Host, Inc.

Digital Telemedia, Inc., d/b/a Logicworks vs. C. I. Host, Inc. and Logicworks Corporation, No. 04 Civ. 1734(CSH) – Southern District of New York 2006 WL 300465 (S.D.N.Y.) Decided February 8, 2006 The plaintiff, Digital Telemedia, Inc., does business as “Logicworks.” It alleges trademark infringement, cyberpiracy, unfair competition, and deceptive trade practices against two defendants. The… Continue Reading

Trade Secrets: Hub Group, Inc. v. Clancy – Plaintiff unable to obtain preliminary injunction

The recent case of Hub Group, Inc. v. Clancy, decided by Judge Stengel of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on January 25, 2006, provides an interesting look at a trade secrets case (they’re relatively rare when compared to other forms of intellectual property) and it also provides a review of the standards needed in order… Continue Reading

BMG v. Gonzalez: 7th Circuit weighs in on fair use for filesharing

The Seventh Circuit ruled yesterday in the case BMG Music v. Gonzalez, which involves a claim of fair use for songs downloaded from the peer to peer file sharing system, KaZaA. The district court had granted summary judgment to BMG, awarding $22,500 in statutory damages and an injunction against further infringement. Gonzalez then appealed to… Continue Reading

Guest on Internet Cases Podcast

My thanks to Evan Brown who asked me to be a guest on his InternetCases.com podcast to discuss the recent controversy over RSS Hijacking. I’ve written about hijacking here and here. Also interviewed is Rick Klau, the Vice President of Business Development for Feedburner. I was fortunate to meet Rick at Blawgthink 2005. The podcast… Continue Reading

CALEA Expansion Under Fire

As I wrote on September 30th, the battle over the expansion of the CALEA regulations (which stands for the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Agencies) is underway. A lawsuit filed on October 25, 2005 before the D.C. circuit asks for review of the FCC’s final order. Seven organizations, including the American Library Association, the Electronic… Continue Reading

Google Print: Now it’s the publisher’s turn

In September, I mentioned the case filed by the Author’s Guild over the Google Print initiative. Today, the Publishers have joined in. Here is a link to the press release from the Association of American Publishers. “The publishing industry is united behind this lawsuit against Google and united in the fight to defend their rights,”… Continue Reading