What the Google Book Search Fair Use Decision Means for Innovators

By | InfoLawGroup | November 15, 2013
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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.

Key Open Questions for FDA’s Upcoming Report On Regulation of Health IT

By | Inside Medical Devices | November 14, 2013

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.

No Expansion of CFAA Liability for Monetary Exploit of Software Bug

No Expansion of CFAA Liability for Monetary Exploit of Software Bug

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.