Friday, December 18, 2009

Google French Copyright Case -- THAT'S What I'm Talkin' About

A French court has ordered Google to pay 300,000 euros ($430,000) to a publisher for book-scanning infringements -- plus 10,000 euros a day until it takes them down.

I confess that I know nothing about the facts of this case, which are reported at

However, I can assert confidently that this is what well-designed infringement litigation does (such as the case on which I consulted, Ryan v. CARL, which resulted in a $7.25 million settlement in 2000).

Litigation is not supposed to write legislation. It is supposed to hammer infringers and, in the process, influence legislation.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Plugola Central: Muchnick on Obama, WWE, and Senate Candidate Linda McMahon


Obama’s Shame – “Christmas Gift” to WWE’s GOP Senate Candidate Linda McMahon

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Nothing On Our Case From Supreme Court Today

The Supreme Court today released its first decisions for this term, but ours was not among them. We think the next decisions will be out on January 11-12.

(Thanks to blog reader Moxie for monitoring with us.)