Wednesday, July 01, 2009

'Bytes in Brief' Bites Man

The online technology and law monthly roundup, Bytes in Brief, has broken its four-year silence on the case now known as Reed Elsevier v. Muchnick. (This lapse in news judgment has miffed your humble blogger; see "Yes, Sensei. Whatever You Say, Sensei," June 1, 2009,

The lead item in the new July issue of Bytes in Brief, viewable at, tiptoes its way to referring to a "major copyright case" involving "a settlement with freelance writers." The article erroneously states that the Supreme Court granted certiorari on February 23 (actually it was on March 2), and links only to the defendant publishers' brief. But it beats the sounds of silence.


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