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Abigail McDermott receives LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award

McDermott’s paper, titled “Copyright: Regulation Out of Line With Our Digital Reality?” provides an overview of the current state of copyright law in the United States, focusing on the negative impacts of these policies on libraries and patrons, including three concrete ways intellectual property law interferes with digital library services and systems. (9 mins ago)

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Suit settled, PS3 hacker donates $10,000 to EFF

Directs choice words at Sony ‘goons’ The hacker accused of violating US copyright law when he hacked the PlayStation 3 game console has donated $10,000 to the Electronic Frontier Foundation after Sony dropped the controversial lawsuit.? (3 hours ago)

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Lawsuit Against YouTube Threatens Global Growth of Political Speech

San Francisco – The Electronic Frontier Foundation and a coalition of advocacy groups have asked a federal appeals court to reject attempts to thwart federal copyright law and saddle online communities with new litigation fears in the appeal of Viacom v. YouTube. (43 mins ago)

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Intellectual Property

In its 2008 decision in Omega v. Costco , the Ninth Circuit held that the “first-sale” doctrine of copyright law does not apply to goods manufactured and first sold abroad. (40 mins ago)

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