started Edge games in Pasadena in 1990. The studio has produced no games, and has instead made a name for itself as a trademark troll: it attempts
(flickr) who dares to use the word "edge" in their titles. Recently, the tables have turned
, when Electronic Arts asked the United States to cancel all trademarks associated with Langdell, after Langdell attempted to claim copyright for the title Mirror's Edge. [more inside]
I know you're all lining up to buy Sealand
, but The Pirate Bay wants to beat you
to the punch
So, when did Canada
become the globe's official Progressive Society Laboratory? They've got the health care, they've got the gay marriage, and now, they've got 100% legal file-sharing
-- a judge has ruled that not only is downloading copyrighted material legal, but sharing it is as well. Um, whoa? How long can this stand on appeal? Is anyone here a Canadian legal expert who can tell us about how Canadian copyright law differs from our own? (Tall order, I know...)
Left Gets Nod from Right on Copyright Law -
A darling of the conservative movement, federal Judge Richard Posner
criticizes the Sonny Bono Act and attacks the Patent and Trademark Office for granting "very questionable" business method patents at a lecture
organized by the American Enterprise Institute and the Brookings Institution. (via How Appealing
"This website comprises hundreds of documents (texts, scores, audio and video files) associated with music copyright infringement cases in the United States from 1845 forward. All of these documents have been collected, edited, digitized, organized, analyzed, and commented upon by staff at Columbia Law Library and the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning."
Under the discussion section, there a write-up entitled "Notation Software and Determination of Melodic Similarity". For all those music majors out there who are thinking about law school, this is definitely an alternative career waiting for you where you don't have to throw away all the music.
Mickey Mouse draws "get out of jail" card.
US Supremes agree to hear challenge
to the 1998 "Sonny Bono" retroactive copyright extension.