Monthly Archives: February 2012

Indiana COA Upholds Rights of Internet Commenters to Remain Anonymous

In a case of first impression, the Indiana Court of Appeals held earlier this week that the identity of anonymous internet posters is protected under the First Amendment and Article I, Section 9 of the Indiana Constitution and should not be subject to subpoena … Continue reading

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Access Government Funded Research Free Online—The Next Battle?

The SOPA protest victory may be the energy behind coordinated legislative strikes in the six year old effort to make large amounts of government funded research available to all online. The Federal Research Public Access Act of 2012 (FRPAA) was simultaneously introduced … Continue reading

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Free speech over the Internet put to the test

As featured in The Indiana Lawyer this week in the commentary section. There is nothing like free expression to test how much we truly value that freedom. Views expressed in a free and open exchange are sometimes ugly, mean-spirited or … Continue reading

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Google Argues Authors Want Book Scanning Project to Continue

Amidst the simmering online piracy debate, Google tossed an attention-getting brief last Wednesday opposing class certification into the lawsuit aimed at stopping its Google Books Project. The Authors Guild Inc., et al. v. Google, Inc., Civ. Action No. 05 CV 8136, Doc. 1000 (SDNY). The project is … Continue reading

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Patent Misuse Defense and the Future of Traditional Publishing

An ITC ruling for Microsoft and against Barnes & Noble’s patent misuse defense on Tuesday comes on the heels of a thoughtful NYT piece linking the future of traditional publishing to B&N’s ability to keep the doors open. The dispute involves the … Continue reading

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