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Archive : October 2012


October 24, 2012

U.S. Libraries Working to Shore Up Right to Lend Electronic Books

Libraries in the United States are at odds with publishers over the extent to which the copyright law's first sale doctrine protects their right to lend electronic books.

October 22, 2012

What One ICANN Journalist Thinks

I had the opportunity to participate on the What the Journalists Think panel at last week's Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers meeting in Toronto. The panel moderator didn't ask many of the questions he said he would ask. So now I have several pages of "unused" notes. Unused until now.

October 10, 2012

Stored Communications Act Doesn't Reach Opened Webmails

Maybe the South Carolina Supreme Court got it right today when it held that the 1986 Stored Communications Act does not protect opened email messages on a Yahoo! webmail account. Or maybe the court erred. Nobody knows for sure, and that's a problem.

October 5, 2012

ICANN's Oct. 9 Call on Registry Proposal for Trademark Clearinghouse

Next week, on Oct. 9, Several leading registry operators will hold an open discussion on their proposed alternative to ICANN's trademark clearinghouse plan for the new top-level domains.