Cyber this month!

Oracle Heads to Appeals Court Oracle has appealed its bid in damages of US$9billion to the US Courts of Appeal for the Federal Circuit after its retrial bid was struck down by a California Court Judge. The Jury cleared Google this May saying their use of the 37 Java API’s fall under fair use. Copying creative work under certain circumstances was held fair as under the Copyright Act.Oracle, thereafter, asked the District Court...

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We Shall Overcome, Shall we?
Apr22

We Shall Overcome, Shall we?

Earlier this year, we’ve seen the case that brought the Birthday Song to the public domain. Now its the turn of popular civil rights anthem, ‘We Shall Overcome’. It appears, the same legal team for the ‘Birthday Song’ has chosen to represent the ‘We Shall Overcome Foundation'(WSOF), the plaintiff. The plaintiff, “a faith based organization,”  is claiming that The Richmond Organization...

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Facebook kills video of a girl dancing to Alvin and the Chipmunks over Copyright Infringement
Mar25

Facebook kills video of a girl dancing to Alvin and the Chipmunks over Copyright Infringement

A myriad of images and videos get shared everyday on social media websites due to their enormous number of users and significant popularity. However, sharing content on social media as the popularity grows is becoming riskier. This is not the first time facebook, or any social media page for that matter, has pulled down a video owing to copyright infringement. This time it was five-year-old Chloe Knights from Dunedin. She was...

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