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Posts by James Grimmelmann
Professor James Grimmelmann, New York Law School, takes a look at the torrent of news stories about the IP wars in the smartphone industry in order to see if there is an underlying logic to these legal disputes.
The Google Books settlement, a book collector whose audacious plan to remake copyright law was ultimately for naught, died today. It was caught in the blast from a recent court decision, and received fatal injuries. Professor James Grimmelmann, New York Law School, explores the results of this latest and apparently final leg of the Google Book Settlement journey.
Professor James Grimmelmann provides a summary of the recent status conference on the Google Books case. Two things occurred: Judge Chin started threatening to put schedule pressure on the parties, and they let slip that they’re working on an “opt-in settlement.”
Now that the court has rejected the Google Books settlement, what will happen next? Professor James Grimmelmann moderates a discussion with noted digital copyright experts Jonathan Band and Kenneth Crews to trace the history of Google's plan to scan the world's books and the controversial settlement in the lawsuit filed against it by copyright owners.
Professor James Grimmelmann discusses Pam Samuelson’s recent work, “Legislative Alternatives to the Google Book Settlement” as a possible way forward with the copyright issues that are part of the Google Books Settlement case.
Professor of Law James Grimmelmann, New York Law School, examines Judge Chin’s opinion on the US District Court case of the Authors Guild against Google, commonly referred to as ‘the Google Books Search Settlement.’
James Grimmelmann discusses how participating in a data privacy symposium led to his paper (“Known and Unknown, Property and Contract: Comments on Hoofnagle and Moringiello”) that explores the problems of privacy and security in the payment system.
Copyright infringement over an apple pie article opens a discussion for ethics and respect in “re-purposing” articles published online. Full disclosure: TAP has permission to re-publish this post from James Grimmelmann’s blog, The Laboratorium.
“The Privacy Virus” is the first chapter in “Facebook and Philosophy,” a new book in Open Court’s extensive Popular Culture and Phliosophy series. The first few paragraphs of this essay are provided, and examines the value of privacy to Facebook users.
Facebook has a privacy problem. Facebook has faced mass protests over privacy missteps before. Online civil liberties groups have objected. Should the FTC consider Facebook's frequent and poorly explained redesigns an unfair trade practice?
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