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  • March 16, 2013
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Lawyers who file class-action lawsuits usually like to drag things out in the hopes of signing more plaintiffs (and boosting their fee), but it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen in this case. Judge Jed Rakoff, the presiding judge in the recently filed Book House Of Stuyvesant Plaza, Inc. et al v. Amazon.Com, Inc….

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  • March 14, 2013
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U.S. District Judge Denise Cote dashed the hopes of Apple today when she granted a request from the US Dept of Justice. Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple since he took over the reins from Steve Jobs in 2011 is now going to be required to sit for a deposition. The US govt wants to…

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  • March 14, 2013
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If you are tired of publishing industry lawsuits like Google Books dragging on for years (that suit is now in year 8) then I have some good news. There’s at least one lawsuit that won’t be tying up the courts for the next 8 years. Judge Jed Rakoff, the presiding judge in the recently filed…

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  • March 5, 2013
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Have you been cheated by Author Solutions or one of their many subsidiaries? There’s a New York law firm that wants to talk to you. I’ve just been given a link to a new notice posted on the website of Giskan, Solotaroff, Anderson, & Stewart, a Manhattan-based law firm that specializes in class action and…

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  • February 21, 2013
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It’s only been a few weeks since the last of the 5 conspiring publisher settled the federal anti-trust lawsuit which turned the ebook market on its head and today the market was turned upside down once more. Three independent bookstores have filed a Class-action lawsuit today in New York. They allege that Amazon and all…

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  • February 17, 2013
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I have long argued that copyright law has grown far out of proportion and no longer serves the needs of the creators, so I was pleased to read this week about a recently filed lawsuit that could prune back some of the overgrowth. The noted Sherlockian scholar, Baker Street Irregular and prominent attorney Leslie Klinger,…

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  • February 9, 2013
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Here’s a story from north of the border. Edwin Mellen Press, a publisher that is widely regarded as being little more than a vanity press, is now suing a McMasters University librarian (as well as the university) over a 2010 blog post. I’ve been reading about it today and I have to say that this…

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  • February 5, 2013
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Remember last year when a German court legalized the used software market? Software platforms like Steam had an obligation to start working towards enabling users to resell the games they bought, but it seems that Valve (as well as other companies) are  dragging their feet.  This gaming giant is now being sued in by a…

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  • November 5, 2012
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Remember about a month ago when I reported on the super-cheap Trekstor Pyrus Mini ereader with the 4.3″ E-ink screen and a retail of $64? Now I think we may know why it is so cheap. I’ve just come across a press release which E-ink issued last Friday. Apparently Trekstor and/or the Chinese company who…

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  • October 26, 2012
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Back in May I reported about a lawsuit brought by the National Federation for the Blind. They were suing over some recently purchased Nook eReaders. The devices were bought with a federal grant, and as I have mentioned before the Nook is completely inaccessible to a visually impaired user. While normally this would be an…