Supreme Court Says Georgia Can't Copyright State Code
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Supreme Court Says Georgia Can't Copyright State Code
2020-04-27 19:56:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that an annotated version of Georgia's state law code is not subject to copyright protection because it is a "government edict" and must be free for all to use. In a 5-4... Read More

Supreme Court Holds States Immune From Copyright Suits
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Supreme Court Holds States Immune From Copyright Suits
2020-03-23 19:19:35
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Monday that state governments cannot be sued for copyright infringement, rejecting a case filed against North Carolina over footage of a pirate shipwreck. In a unanimous ruling, the justices held North Carolina is shielded... Read More

Led Zeppelin Did Not Steal ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Riff, Court Rules
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Led Zeppelin Did Not Steal ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Riff, Court Rules

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court decided Monday that the British rock band Led Zeppelin did not steal portions of its iconic hit “Stairway to Heaven” from a guitarist from another band. The ruling, by an 11-judge panel of... Read More

Supreme Court Steps Into Google-Oracle Copyright Fight
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Supreme Court Steps Into Google-Oracle Copyright Fight
2019-11-18 20:20:52
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide a long-running copyright dispute between technology giants Oracle and Google. The case stems from Google’s development of its hugely popular Android operating system by using Oracle’s Java programming language. Oracle claims... Read More

Justices Hear Copyright Case Involving Pirate Ship
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Justices Hear Copyright Case Involving Pirate Ship
2019-11-05 20:49:06
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court  traded "Oyez!" for "Ahoys" Tuesday morning as they grappled with a modern-day dispute over the pirate Blackbeard's flagship. The Queen Anne's Revenge went down off North Carolina's coast more than 300 years ago and lay... Read More

France Accuses Google of Flouting EU Copyright Law Meant to Help News Publishers
Technology
France Accuses Google of Flouting EU Copyright Law Meant to Help News Publishers

France has accused American internet giant Google of ignoring “the spirit and the letter” of a Europe-wide copyright law aimed at giving publishers a bigger cut of the economic benefit from online news. French President Emmanuel Macron and the country’s... Read More

Supreme Court to Wade Into Piracy's Murky Waters With Blackbeard Copyright Case
Law
Supreme Court to Wade Into Piracy's Murky Waters With Blackbeard Copyright Case
2019-06-04 19:56:06
by Dan McCue

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal involving both the 18th century pirate Blackbeard and the question of whether a state can be sued for using another's copyrighted work without permission. At the center of the case are... Read More

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