FC: Legal update: Rulings in Intel v. Hamidi bulk-email and KaZaA cases

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Thu Mar 28 2002 - 21:11:13 PST

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    Politech archive on Intel v. Hamidi:
    From: Donna Wentworth <donnaat_private>
    To: "'declanat_private'" <declanat_private>
    Subject: Intel v. Hamidi to be heard by Calif. Supreme Court
    Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 12:02:04 -0500
    Hi Declan,
    I thought you and the politech list might be interested to know that
    the California Supreme Court has decided to hear Intel v. Hamidi;
    details are available at the Court's website, here
    Intel v. Hamidi, like Eldred v. Ashcroft, has been fought in part
    with the help of the Berkman Center's Openlaw forum. Background
    on the case is available here:
    Carl Kaplan's 1999 NYT Cyberlaw Journal piece exploring the central
    issues at stake is here:
    Donna Wentworth
    The Filter <http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/filter>
    Berkman Center for Internet & Society
    Harvard Law School
    Phone: (617) 495-0662
    Fax:   (617) 495-7641
    From: "Anuj Desai" <acdesaiat_private>
    To: "Declan McCullagh" <declanat_private>
    Subject: FW: Dutch Court Clears Web Music Swapping
    Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 11:04:15 -0600
    You've probably already seen, but if not, this might be of interest
    Anuj C. Desai
    University of Wisconsin Law School
    975 Bascom Mall
    Madison, WI 53706
    (608) 263-7605 (phone)
    (608) 262-5485 (fax)
    [Wired News ran the Reuters article here: 
    http://www.wired.com/news/mp3/0,1285,51380,00.html --Declan]
     >March 28, 2002
     >Dutch Court Clears Web Music Swapping
     >By REUTERS
     >Filed at 9:07 a.m. ET
     >LONDON (Reuters) - In a setback for efforts to halt copyright abuse, a
     >Dutch appeals court on Thursday told a technology firm it could distribute
     >a software program that is designed to let users share music and films on
     >the Internet.
     >The ruling in the case between Internet software company KaZaA and Dutch
     >music rights organization Buma Stemra overturned a decision in November in
     >favor of the music industry.
     >The music industry says rampant online piracy has severely damaged
     >recording sales and the movie industry fears the same could happen to it
     >as computers become more powerful.
     >The Amsterdam Court of Justice ruled that KaZaA was not liable for any
     >individuals' abuse of its software, which is being used by millions of
     >people around the world every day to swap copyright-protected games,
     >music, pictures and films.
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