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Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Google can appeal class certification in Books case   —  The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit this morning allowed Google to appeal a May ruling that let the Authors Guild go forward with a copyright class action over Google's unauthorized book scanning.
Aug 14, 2012, 2:30 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Fox sues to shut down Aereo copycat over TV streaming   —  Broadcasters have been battling for months to shut down Aereo, a service that uses dime-size antennas to stream TV to Apple devices.  Now, the fight has taken a strange new twist.  [Note: this post has been updated with BarryDriller comments]
Aug 12, 2012, 10:50 AMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Malaria is no excuse for patent trolling, Mr. Myhrvold   —  Nathan Myhrvold, CEO of Intellectual Ventures, took issue with GigaOM this week after we expressed skepticism about his company's plans to hire a “VP of Global Good.”  —  In an interview with tech site Geekwire, Myhrvold said …
Aug 11, 2012, 10:05 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Facebook says ‘Likes’ are free speech in sheriff case   —  Facebook is supporting the court appeal of a deputy sheriff who lost his job after he ‘Liked’ the Facebook campaign page of his boss's rival.  The case is helping to define the extent of free speech rights in the age of social media.
Aug 7, 2012, 2:05 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Google records show book scanning was aimed at Amazon   —  Google has so far spent more than $180 million on book scanning and, at the outset of the project, one of its stated goals was to keep web searchers away from Amazon.  —  These are among the details set out in a new court filing by the Authors Guild …
Aug 6, 2012, 2:10 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Twitter restores reporter's account, tweet with NBC e-mail remains   —  Two days after his account was suspended, the U.K. reporter who touched off a media kerfuffle about corporate control of speech is back on Twitter.  The Independent's Guy Adams, who made his name bashing NBC's Olympic coverage …
Jul 31, 2012, 3:30 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Reporter shield protects Jobs biographer in Apple e-book case   —  A federal judge ruled earlier this month that the laws of reporter privilege mean that Walter Isaacson, the author of a popular Steve Jobs biography, doesn't have to hand over his notes as evidence in a class action suit over alleged e-book price-fixing.
Jul 30, 2012, 5:55 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Apple digs in to protect ‘app store’ name   —  At a time when Amazon poses a growing threat to its dominant iTunes service, Apple is doubling down on efforts to drive its rival away from the term “appstore.”  —  In court filings last week, Apple demanded that Amazon provide an executive …
Jul 27, 2012, 12:50 AMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Craigslist sues competitor PadMapper over listings   —  Craigslist has followed up on earlier threats and filed a lawsuit against popular apartment listing site PadMapper.  The case raises questions over whether Craigslist is stifling innovation or simply protecting its data.
Jul 24, 2012, 12:15 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Justice Department slams Apple, refuses to modify e-book settlement   —  The Justice Department released a document today that characterized criticism by Apple and publishers of a controversial price-fixing settlement as “self-serving” and ill-founded.  The Department also pointed to recent ventures …
Jul 23, 2012, 11:45 AMIn context

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