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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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