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{ Monthly Archives } July 2010

The Jailbreaking Exemption and Apple Peel 520

As it has been known by all creatures on earth (maybe except lawyers), the U.S. Library of Congress issued a statement on Monday that legalized “jailbreaking” wireless telephone handsets. It is no doubt a good news for jailbreakers, the unauthorized App developers, as well as iPhone buyers. Now you can strut up to the black […]

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Google’s License renewed, and ISP Liability Released

The game of “Spoting the Difference” starts again! Google’s ICP license renewed. See the captured today’s Google.cn web page below (left), and compare it with the page in last week (right). Google.cn on 9 July 2010: Google.cn on 4 July 2010: Exactly as what I predicted few days ago, Google is trying to make Google.cn […]

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Statutory Damages Flexible: Tenenbaum Case Updated

Represented by Professor Charles Nesson, Joel Tenenbaum pulled one back in his P2P downloading case, in which he was sentenced $675,000 dollars statutory damages to the copyright owners. I was sitting in the hearing when Professor Nesson presented his move of either placing a new trial or granting a remittitur. Briefly, Charlie’s argument is: 675,000 […]

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Choice of Forum in the Possible GoogleCN Dispute

As I have discussed in a previous entry, if Google’s ICP license is conditioned to provide filtered web search results, Google may not provide search engine service via Google.cn anymore. Google.cn may become a hub of Google’s services designed specifically for China’s market. Until today, the renewal of the ICP license for Google.cn is still […]

Would Google.CN be a “Non-Search Engine” Site?

As you may have known, the domain “Google.cn” had been automatically redirected to “Google.com.hk” since this March. And last week, Google stopped such automatic redirection, and launched a web page at Google.cn. By clicking anywhere of the page, a visitor will be linked to Google’s Hong Kong site.  (please try http://www.google.cn ) Google’s SVP David […]