How should the first sale doctrine apply to digital goods? Members of Congress came to New York to hear the opinions of publishing executives, librarians and others.
Just when you thought the patent system wasn’t dysfunctional enough — copyright lawyers have been suing patent lawyers over science submissions. Here’s how it shook out.
Publishers and manufacturers want to use copyright to stop people selling books or watches from other countries in the US. The Supreme Court is hearing a major case today that will force it to choose between consumers and sellers.
German e-reading service txtr hopes to take on Amazon and Apple by becoming the biggest provider of third party reading apps — and a deal with four major American publishers and a New York office could be the latest steps in that journey.
Verizon Communications has had a history of standing up against publishers seeking to subpoena information about its subscribers and their downloading habits, so it’s not a big surprise to see Big Red telling John Wiley’s lawyers to stuff it.
Copyright lawyers feeding on patent lawyers — it’s not for the faint-hearted.
Is it legal to buy books or watches overseas and then ship them back to America to sell at a profit? For a long time, the law has been unclear. Now, the Supreme Court is set to weigh in.
John Wiley has identified some of the anonymous individuals it accuses of downloading books like “Vegetable Gardening for Dummies,” and is p…
In a sign the country’s intellectual property laws may be getting out of hand, copyright lawyers are suing patent lawyers for using scientif…
Update: Andi Sporkin of the Association of American Publishers contacted me shortly after this story was published. She says the publishers…