Tuesday, June 21, 2011
EFF defends first sale doctrine before Supreme Court; Righthaven client Frederick caught with hand in cookie jar
There’s more news on the “first sale” doctrine, as EFF argues before the Supreme Court on Vernor v. Autodesk, after the Ninth Circuit rules that a vendor could write a license agreement preventing the “reselling” of individual licenses of software products (on the theory that future consumers should come to the original vendor). EFF’s brief before the Supreme Court is here.
And while Righthaven reels from a recent (June 14) decision in Las Vegas that it has no standing to sue (June 15 posting here), original instigator (of sorts) Sherman Frederick with the Las Vegas Journal Review gets “caught” copying content from Blogger, site GameTimeIP (website urllink) (according to Righthaven Victims posting story website post here). Practice what thou preacheth.