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Authors Sue U.S. Universities for Copyright Infringement
2011-09-14 04:59:18

  Five American universities participating in a program to digitize books are being sued by authors in the U.S., the U.K., Canada and Australia, claiming that they have obtained unauthorized scans of millions of copyright-protected manuscripts, various media outlets reported Tuesday. Telegraph reporter Nick Allen reports that the lawsuit, which was filed in Manhattan, claims that the University of Michigan, the University of Wisconsin, the University of California, Indiana...

2011-08-02 19:36:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Neology, a pioneer of passive RFID technology today announced it has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against Federal Signal and Sirit, a unit of Federal Signal Technologies Group, for patent infringement of multiple claims in six Neology patents. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110802/LA46390LOGO) The lawsuit demands that Federal Signal and related companies immediately and permanently stop directly or indirectly making,...

2011-07-30 00:01:05

The Copyright Law Group, based in Fairfax, Virginia, assists those who are implicated in copyright infringement. The representation involves filing subpoenas to prevent the disclosure of a user's identity, litigation, and possibly resolving the matter out of court. Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) July 29, 2011 Law firms are conducting wide-ranging litigation and other enforcement campaigns against those who download movies and other copyrighted works without permission. News reports claim that 14,000...

2011-07-14 09:07:00

NEW YORK, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- I Wanna Be On®, the innovative social media research and production company, is reaching out to copyright holders for them to consider granting an innovative literary license that will allow new uses for their characters and related creative elements into derivative entertainment and media projects. Vincent Presti, a practicing attorney, has recently noticed a surge in copyright litigation regarding permissible and impermissible...


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