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  • The Creative Commons: A Supplement to Copyright in Today’s Technological Culture

    Polcino, Frank (DigitalCommons@Pace, 2012-04-17)
    In his article “The Creative Commons: A Supplement to Copyright in Today’s Technological Culture”, Frank Polcino discusses the relatively new licensing approach for copyrightable works, which originated from a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable corporation called Creative Commons.
  • The America Invents Act 500: Effects of Patent Monetization Entities on US Litigation

    Feldman, Robin (UC Hastings Scholarship Repository, 2012-01-01)
    Any discussion of flaws in the United States patent system inevitably turns to the system’s modern villain: non-practicing entities, known more colorfully as patent trolls. For many years, however, discussions about non-practicing entities have been long on speculation and short on data. In 2011 Congress directed the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office to study the effects of non-practicing entities on patent litigation. At the request of the GAO, we collected and coded a set of patent lawsuits filed over the past five years. This article presents our analysis of the data and its implications. The data confirm in a dramatic fashion what many scholars and commentators have suspected: patent monetization entities play a role in a substantial portion of the lawsuits filed today. Based on our sample, lawsuits filed by patent monetizers have increased from 22% of the cases filed five years ago to almost 40% of the cases filed in the most recent year. In addition, of the five parties in the sample who filed the greatest number of lawsuits during the period studied, four were monetizers and only one was an operating company.
  • Copyright's Digital Deputies: DMCA-Plus Enforcement by Internet Intermediaries, in Research Handbook on Electronic Commerce Law

    Bridy, Annemarie (Digital Commons @ UIdaho Law, 2016-01-01)
    The steady growth of internet commerce over the past twenty years has given rise to a host of new legal issues in a broad range of fields. This authoritative Research Handbook comprises chapters by leading scholars which will provide a solid foundation for newcomers to the subject and also offer exciting new insights that will further the understanding of e-commerce experts. Key topics covered include: contracting, payments, intellectual property, extraterritorial enforcement, alternative dispute resolution, social media, consumer protection, network neutrality, online gambling, domain name governance, and privacy.
  • Rankings, Reductionism, and Responsibility

    Pasquale, Frank (BrooklynWorks, 2006-01-01)
  • MGM v. Grokster, Brief Amici Curiae of the Computer & Communications Industry Association and Internet Archive, In Opposition to the Writ of Certiorari, to the United States Supreme Court

    Quilter, Laura; Jaszi, Peter (Digital Commons @ American University Washington College of Law, 2004-11-08)
    Amicus on behalf of the Internet Archive and the CCIA, requesting the Supreme Court of the United States to deny the petition for certiorari in the MGM v. Grokster case.

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