Written by attorney Gerald Ray Prettyman

Copyright: Out-of-print and out-of-touch

This guide examines recent issues involving copyright.

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Endnotes (1) U.S. Constitution. Article I, Section 8. (2) Volume 9 is available at: (3) Available at: (4) Elinor Mills, CNET News, "Authors Guild sues Google over library project", September 20, 2005, available at: (5) Available at: (6) Fred von Lohmann, Electronic Frontier Foundation, "Authors Guild Sues Google", September 20th, 2005, available at: (7) Roy Blount Jr., The Authors Guild, "$125 Million Settlement in Authors Guild v. Google", October 28, 2008, available at: (8) Sony Corp. V. Universal City Studios, Inc., 464 U.S. 417, 443 (US 1984). (9) Sony, 464 U.S. at 451, citing 480 F. Supp. at 467. (10) Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. §1201 (2009). (11) See e.g., Universal City Studios, Inc. v. Reimerdes, 111 F. Supp. 2d 294 (S.D.N.Y. 2000); and United States v. Elcom, Ltd., 203 F. Supp. 2d 1111 (ND Cal. 2002). (12) Bart Williams Munger, Tolles & Olson, State Bar of California Telephone Seminar, "Winning Strategies for Securing a TRO and/or Preliminary Injunction in IP Cases," October 27, 2009. (13) Douglas A. McIntyre, "DVD Sales Crushed By Rentals, As Apple (AAPL) And Amazon (AMZN) Rise", September 22, 2009, available at (14) DVD Copy Control Association, Inc., v. Kaleidescape, Inc., H031631 at 4, Santa Clara County Super. Ct. No. CV031829, Filed 8/12/09. (15) Kaleidescape Service and License Agreement, provision 7, available at (16) Bart Williams, State Bar of California, supra. (17) Dawn C. Chmielewski, L.A. Times, "Hottest tracks to cost $1.29 at ITunes starting April 7", March 26, 2009, available at: (18) David Kravets, Wired, "Napster Trial Ends Seven Years Later, Defining Online Sharing Along the Way" August 31, 2007, available at:

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