In a recent decision, the Tel-Aviv District Court found that music download site Unidown.co.il enabled and encouraged copyright infringement. The Court ordered Israeli ISPs to block access to the site (NMC United Entertainment Ltd. v. Bloomberg Inc. 33227-11-13). Unidown allows users to download music directly from YouTube. YouTube is licensed to stream copyrighted media and…Read more
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(Flawed) Study Concludes Patent Licensing Doesn’t Contribute to Innovation
As discussed in Gene Quinn’s excellent IP Watchdog blog, a recent study by professors at the Hastings school of Law and Stanford Law School concluded that patent licensing doesn’t actually lead to new innovation. However, as Quinn discusses, the study is seriously flawed. The working paper by professors Robin Feldman and Mark Lemley is entitled…Read more