COPYRIGHT ISSUES GET WORSE

“It is unlawful to manufacture, import, offer to the public, provide or otherwise traffic in any interactive digital device that does not include and utilize certified [Digital Rights Management] security technologies.” According to this article in The...

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT WILL NOT SEEK MICROSOFT BREAKUP

The Justice Department announced today that it will not seek a breakup of Microsoft into separate operating systems and applications businesses. Instead, the government will focus on “conduct-related” provisions. Presumably this helps the sides inch...

WESTLAW CITELINK

Lawyers: there’s a new version of Westlaw Citelink, a free utility that works with Word and WordPerfect to check case citations, construct a Table of Authorities, and the like. If you’ve got Office XP, the new version of Citelink also turns on “smart...

DIGITAL COPYRIGHT

Here’s an example of the future as envisioned by the megacorporations that are trying to turn copyrights to their advantage. Imagine that you open the cover of your summer reading and find this notice: “By opening the cover of this book, you agree to the...

MORE ON MICROSOFT RULING

If you’re looking for more analysis, here’s a good article on the meaning and likely effect of the appeals court decision today.

MICROSOFT NEWS

If you want a headstart on tomorrow’s headlines, here’s an article about today’s appeals court ruling vacating the remedies ordered by Judge Jackson and remanding the case back to a different trial judge. Microsoft also backed away from the...