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No expansion of CFAA liability for monetary exploit of software bug
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • November 13 2013

In the game Monopoly, lucky players landing on Community Chest might turn over the highly desirable "Bank Error in Your Favor, Collect $200&Prime


Oracle v. Google judge writes the book on software programming copyright for now, anyway
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • June 6 2012

The trial in the dispute between Oracle and Google over the use of Java technology in the Android operating system is over, and the greatly anticipated ruling on copyright in the Java Application Programming Interface (API) has issued


Register of copyrights says "who knows?" on ownership of computer program copies
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • August 5 2010

Who owns the firmware on a smartphone, the device manufacturer or the purchaser?


Internet subscriber lacks privacy interest in isp account information sought by plaintiff in copyright infringement action
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2010

An Internet service subscriber lacks a privacy interest in account information sought in a subpoena served upon the subscriber's Internet service provider, a district court ruled


Web site that created and delivered unverified checks at direction of users violated FTC act
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2010

A company that operated a Web site that created and delivered unverified checks at the direction of users violated the unfair practices provisions of the Federal Trade Commission Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled


In assessing employee status in copyright ownership disputes, technology start-ups are a special case, says the Ninth Circuit
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 8 2010

A technology start-up company can be an informal environment - both Apple Computer and Hewlett-Packard famously started out in garages, and Yahoo!, Google and Facebook were developed, initially at least, in college dorm rooms


Ninth Circuit rules on license versus sale of software
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 24 2010

The Register of Copyrights may have concluded that precedents defining the difference between a license and a sale of software are conflicting, but a panel of the Ninth Circuit had no difficulty in resolving the issue in its recent opinion Vernor v. Autodesk, Inc., 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS (9th Cir. Sept. 10, 2010


Computer file extension functional, therefore not protectable as trademark
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

A computer file extension is inherently functional, therefore a software company that utilizes a particular file extension to designate files that are accessed by its proprietary software may not protect the letters comprising the file extension as a trademark, a district court ruled


U.S. Supreme Court grants petition for certiorari in Quon v. Arch Wireless case involving employee communications claim under Stored Communications Act
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

The U.S. Supreme Court granted the petition for certiorari filed by the employer in a case involving the privacy of employee communications under the Stored Communications Act provisions of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act


Rule of lenity limits criminal prosecution under Computer Fraud and Abuse Act for acts of employee disloyalty
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

The rule of lenity limits prosecution of an allegedly disloyal former employee on the theory that his access to his employer's computer network was "without authorization" or "exceeded authorized access" within the meaning of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, a district court ruled