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copyright

RIAA Sues Again

The RIAA has just issued a new lawsuit against 532 more “illegal filesharers” only this time, they’re also using the “john doe” approach meaning that they don’t have to have ascertain your name by strong-arming ISPs, but by suing your IP address, they let the judicial system take care of that little detail.

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copyright law

Micro$oft Picks Fight with Mike Rowe

The Software giant is mad because Mike Rowe’s new website http://www.mikerowesoft.com sounds a lot like Microsoft.com. Well boo-hoo. They offered him $10 to buy the domain from him. He said he’d like $10,000 and after they realized their scare tactics weren’t working it sounds like they might actually back off, from ZDnet, “We take our trademarks seriously, but in this case maybe a little too seriously. It’s important to recognize that under the law companies are required to take this type of action to protect their trademark against widespread infringement. But that said, we appreciate that Mike Rowe is a young entrepreneur who came up with a creative domain name. We’re currently in the process of resolving this matter in a way that will be fair to him and satisfy our obligations under trademark law.”