Dr. Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C., discusses his recent article in the Huffington Post, “The Surefire Way to End Online Piracy: End Copyright.”
David L. Lange, Melvin G. Shimm Professor of Law at Duke University Law School, discusses his recent article, “Golan v. Holder: Copyright in the Image of the First Amendment.”
Google and a group of authors and publishers who sued the internet giant, are heading back to the bargaining table after a federal court judge declined to approve a proposed 125-million-dollar settlement between the two parties. Attorney and co-host J. Craig Williams welcomes George H. Pike, Director of the Barco Law Library and Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and Attorney Lois F. Wasoff General Counsel for Publishers International Linking Association (“CrossRef”), to discuss this latest decision. They talk about the Judge’s decision and his reasons for rejecting the settlement, the “opt-in” vs.“opt-out” agreement and the possibility of Microsoft or Amazon fighting any new settlement.
Recently in an Oakland, California courtroom, a jury awarded Oracle Corp., a whopping $1.3 billion verdict against competitor, SAP AG, a market and technology leader in business management software, for damages due to copyright infringement by a now-defunct software maintenance unit called, TomorrowNow. Attorney and co-host Bob Ambrogi welcomes Attorney Carol Smith, from Hiaring + Smith LLP and David H. Levitt, Partner at the firm, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, as they take a look at this complicated case that is sweeping the legal community. They discuss copyright infringement and stolen intellectual property, SAP’s admitted liability, the significance of the billion–dollar jury award and the impact of this case on future cases.