Copyright Infringement Advisor

Monthly Archives: October 2011

Copyright Protection for Software: Keeps Getting Better

Posted in Interesting Cases, Software Protection

I continue to believe that copyright protection for software is the better legal theory than patent law. Copyright protection is way easier to get, cheaper to acquire, and exists instantly.  It also lasts longer, but who uses 70-year old software anyway? I think my opinion definitely has its supporters.  Obviously, the Oracle case against SAP… Continue Reading

Copyright Infringement by State Schools: Authors Guild Might Have a Problem

Posted in Interesting Cases

Alexandra Mackey at the Washington College of Law has written an interesting article about a copyright suit by the Authors Guild against quite a few state universities here in the U.S.  Apparently, a bunch of authors, many foreign, are unhappy about a digital archive of library materials including, allegedly, books written by the author-plaintiffs. Without… Continue Reading