SECOND CIRCUIT PUNTS ON UNFINISHED BUSINESS DOCTRINE
A unanimous federal appellate panel ruled Friday that a New York appeals court should decide whether the remnants of law firms that dissolve in the state have an ownership right to fees earned from hourly matters taken by their former partners to new firms.
GOOGLE WINS COPYRIGHT BATTLE OVER DIGITAL LIBRARY
After eight years of litigation, a judge has dismissed a suit against Google over its Google Books initiative, ruling that its mass copying and presentation of "snippets" of copyrighted works is "highly transformative" and shielded by the fair use doctrine.
ENTERTAINMENT UNIONS BACK ACTRESS' APPEAL OF SUIT OVER AGE DISCLOSURE
Actress Junie Hoang says she never got a fair trial on her claims against IMDb.com and its parent, Amazon.com, after the site published her real age -- 41 -- and refused to remove the information, allegedly causing her acting jobs to dwindle.
WIKILEAKS POSTS IP SECTION OF TRANS-PACIFIC TREATY DRAFT
A leaked draft of the intellectual property chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement -- considered the most contentious section of the trade pact -- reveals proposals that could significantly change copyright and patent rules in the U.S. and Pacific Rim.