Graduated Response Upheld Again

The UK passed a graduated response statute last year that drove the anti-copyright crowd berserk (and which nearly had an orphan works section that would have allowed the wholesale exploitation of orphan works through a bad case of moral hazard until it was removed at the request of visual artists, but that’s another story). Needless to […]

Tasini’s HuffPo Class Action: Welcome to the hybrid economy

Interesting story in CNET: “Blogger Targets AOL Seeks Class Action Status“.  “Blogger”?  You can almost hear the implied “mere” before the word “blogger”.  Perhaps true, but not just any “blogger”. In New York Times Co. v. Tasini, 533 U.S. 483 (2001), the U.S. Supreme Court held that the New York Times could not license back issues in electronic databases like LexisNexis if […]