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31 Oct 2005

The real legal issue with Google Print Copyright Law
The Google Print suit is really a fairly arcane technical disagreement about the limits of fair use dressed up in apocalyptic language. One reason it's dressed up is that's how the Authors Guild works (we're authors, after all), and the other is that anything involving Google might involve lots of money.

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30 Oct 2005

The tollbooth model of intellectual property Copyright Law

Google has a new service called Google Print for Libraries. They've made a deal with five large libraries to scan in most of their books to create an index along the lines of Google's web index.

Predictably, the Authors' Guild has filed a suit to try to make them stop. There's a variety of issues involved, some of which I'll try to address in subsequent messages, but once you cut through the bombast, the crux of the issue is that they think they deserve to be paid.

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The Direct Marketing Association requires e-mail authentication. Do we care? Email
Last week the DMA
announced with considerable fanfare that their members should all use e-mail authentication.

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25 Oct 2005

ICANN Gets the Root Zone, Too ICANN
A small but intriguing paragraph in the VeriSign settlement says that ICANN gets to maintain the root zone. I thought they did now, but when I look at the copies of the root zone I download from Verisign's FTP server, I see that Verisign does, following advice from ICANN.

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Verisign Gets .COM Forever, But ICANN Gets a Lobbyist ICANN
A
press release on the ICANN web site says that ICANN and Verisign have agreed to settle all pending lawsuits, and there's a new .COM agreement, all tentative but if history is any guide, nothing short of DOC action is going to stop it.

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08 Oct 2005

California makes spam slightly more illegal, too Email
Two weeks ago California enacted a new SB 97, a new version of the 2003 spam law that was overridden by CAN SPAM before it went into effect. Both spam bills and the phishing bills were introducted by Sen. Kevin Murray, one of a handful of state legislators with an interest in online commerce.

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California makes phishing slightly more illegal Email
Last week the governor signed into law SB 355, the Anti-Phishing Act of 2005. First, it specifically makes phishing illegal:

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01 Oct 2005

If the court sends e-mail and your lawyer doesn't get it, whose problem is it? Email
Courts and lawyers have always sent huge amounts of routine but important correspondence by paper mail and later by fax. In recent years, the courts have been switching to e-mail, which saves both a lot of time and a lot of paper. But what happens when a lawyer never gets the e-mail that the court sent?

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