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GPL 3 Overview

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The widely-used GNU Public License has been overhauled. GPLv3 retains many of the key features of the GPLv2, but also includes some noteworthy changes.

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Google's Use of Thumbnails of Perfect 10's Copyrighted Images Are Fair Use

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In holding that Perfect 10 was unlikely to succeed in overcoming Google's fair use defense, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed the district court's ruling that Google's thumbnail versions of Perfect 10's images constituted direct infringement and vacated the preliminary injunction.

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Out of Sight, Out of Mind:The Secret World of Keyword Ads

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Jonathan Moskin is a partner in White & Case's Intellectual Property practice in New York where he litigates trademark, copyright and patent cases, as well as contract disputes, trade secret, idea submission and right of publicity cases.
Doubtless only a lawyer could sensibly parse the statement that “commercial use is not the equivalent of use in

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Online Fanfiction and Third Party Copyright Infringement

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Copyright owners seeking remedy for infringement by fans may also go after websites that distribute fanfiction. This paper examines which theories of liability might best apply, and whether bringing suit against noncommercial hosting sites makes sense.

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Technical Background on the Net Neutrality Debate

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Opponents of Network Neutrality (AKA Net Neutrality) argue that it would prevent prioritizing time-critical applications from less time-critical applications like file downloading and email, to the detriment of all. Supporters of mandated Net Neutrality argue that it is cheaper and easier to just increase the Internet’s capacity than it is to implement a complex system of prioritizing packets.

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