Earlier today the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granted Google’s motion for summary judgment in the 8-year-running Google Book Search case.The court held that Google’s copying and display of in-copyright books is a noninfringing fair use. The decision is a signal that modern copyright law, despite its many flaws that become apparent in the digital age, will make at least some room for technological innovation.
Glitches, Delays in Rollout of Healthcare.gov Website May Spark Broad Reforms in How the U.S. Government Purchases IT
In a press conference today announcing changes in the implementation of the Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act, President Obama leveled possibly his harshest, highest-profile criticism of the system that the U.S. Government uses to purchase information technology (IT).
Nearly a decade after British Columbia and Alberta enacted their own private sector privacy laws, Manitoba’s Legislative Assembly recently passed the Personal Information Protection and Identity Theft Prevention Act (PIPITPA or the Act), a privacy statute governing the private sector in that province.
Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) recently introduced legislation that aims to bolster the growth of online video services like Netflix and Hulu by providing them with certain protections against established cable and telecommunications companies.
We’ve previously blogged about the “FDASIA Workgroup” and section 618 of the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA), which directed FDA to issue a report to Congress by January of 2014 on the regulation of health technology. This post covers some of the differing views on Health IT regulatory issues and open questions that FDA might address in its report.
In the game Monopoly, lucky players landing on Community Chest might turn over the highly desirable “Bank Error in Your Favor, Collect $200″ card. By the next turn, the proceeds are usually invested in properties and houses, yet, some might wonder whether accepting such a windfall was proper in the first place…or could lead to criminal charges.
I was asked today by a contact to come up with a short list of “issues to consider” when looking at a contract for wholesale access to a mobile operator’s network by an MVNO (mobile virtual network operator).
Last week, I conducted a workshop on implementing a successful “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) program at the Canadian Institute’s Privacy Law & Compliance Conference. I met a wonderful group of privacy experts who had plenty to contribute to the discussion.
At a recent nanotech conference hosted by the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association, we received an update on nanotech patent trends from Jerry Lorengo, a Group Director with the US Patent Office.