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BLAWG LOG: Boyden on unsolved mysteries of Copyright Law, 1963 Edition

I recently came across an interesting cluster of similar statements from copyright decisions in the late 1950s and early 1960s, which struck me as significant: It is a curious fact that although the Copyright Law has remained without relevant change since 1909 this case should present a question both basic and novel. Does either the Copyright Act or the common law provide copyright owners with a remedy against non-manufacturing sellers of unauthorized phonograph recordings of copyrighted songs?

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BLAWG LOG: Boyden on employers’ requests for Facebook logins

I see that noted cybercrime expert Orin Kerr, a law professor at George Washington University, was on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal this morning, and his comments in the first few minutes of this recording basically sum up what I had to say on potential employers requesting social networking login information in job interviews: it’s unclear, but such activity may be prohibited by federal law.

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BLAWG LOG: Borsuk on photo ID lawsuit

With its challenge to Wisconsin’s voter ID law, the NAACP is carrying on a struggle for voting rights that dates back to the post-Civil War era, James Hall, president of the Milwaukee branch of the NAACP, told the Law School’s Mike Gousha and an audience of more than 100 during an “On the Issues” session last week.

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