The Illustrated Story of Copyright
Recent or Pending Cases

O'Grady v. Superior Court (Apple Computer, Inc.)
           A short report on Apple's attempt to subpoena email in a trade secret case, published in the European newsletter iris,
           Legal Observations of the European Audiovisual Observatory (2006)

The Grokster Case, MGM v. Grokster
       First Reflections on the Supreme Court decision, by Edward Samuels
       MGM v. Grokster, Supreme Court opinion, by Justice Souter
Concurring opinion, by Justice Breyer
Concurring opinion, by Justice Ginsburg
       The Ninth Circuit Court opinion (Aug. 19, 2004)
The District Court opinion (April 25, 2003) 
       Edward Samuels note on the 9th Circuit case, iris 2004-8
       Edward Samuels note on Supreme Court cert., iris 2005-2

The Eldred Case (Constitutionality of Copyright Term Extension)
       The Supreme Court opinions - Justices Ginsburg, Stevens, and Breyer
       Briefs filed with the Supreme Court (including Samuels Amicus Brief)
       D.C. Cir. Ct. opinion (Feb. 16, 2001)
       D.C. Cir. Ct. dissent (Feb. 16, 2001)
       D.C. Cir. Ct. denial of rehearing (July 13, 2001)
       D.C. Cir. Ct. denial of rehearing dissent (July 13, 2001)
Supreme Court cert. granted (Feb. 19, 2002)
Edward Samuels Op-Ed Piece - National Law Journal

The Napster Case
       The Ninth Circuit opinion (February 12, 2001)
The Rio Case (Diamond Multimedia Rio player)
       Ninth Circuit opinion, June 15, 1999)
       A short note on the Rio and Napster cases

The Reimerdes/Corley Case (Decryption of DVD code)
       Second Circuit Court of Appeals (Nov. 28, 2001)
       District Court opinion (New York, Sept. 7, 2000)
       A short note on the district court opinion and the argument in the appellate court

The Wind Done Gone case (Suntrust v. Houghton Mifflin)
       The Eleventh Circuit opinion - final (October 10, 2001)
       The Eleventh Circuit concurrence (October 10, 2001)
       The Eleventh Circuit preliminary opinion (May 25, 2001)
       Georgia District Court opinion (April 20, 2001)
       A short note on the Gone With The Wind case

The Tasini Case (Freelancer writers' rights in digital dissemination)
       The Supreme Court opinion (Justice Ginsburg, June 25, 2001)
       The dissenting opinion (Justice Stevens, June 25, 2001
       The Second Circuit opinion (Feb. 25, 2000)
       A short note on the Tasini case

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