A North Carolina Filmmaker Continues to Challenge State Sovereign Immunity — Litigation in Allen v. Cooper did not end with the Supreme Court decision in March 2020 holding that Congress did not validly abrogate state sovereign immunity for copyright infringement claims. Learn more about the background of the case here and where things stand now.
Z-Library Aftermath Reveals The Feds Seized Dozens of Domain Names — Torrentfreak reports on the US action against the pirate book site here. According to the site, “All signs suggest that the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI are behind the action, a theory supported by an updated seizure banner. While Z-Library remains operational through the Tor network, new details show that more than a hundred domains were affected by the action, including the ‘GLOBAL Electronic library.'”
The lawsuit that could rewrite the rules of AI copyright — The Verge interviews the programmer and lawyers behind a class-action suit brought against Microsoft and GitHub alleging the company’s AI-powered programming assistant violates copyright law. Fascinating discussion.
‘Top Gun’ Copyright Lawsuit Survives Paramount’s Motion to Dismiss — Variety reports, “U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson held that there are enough similarities between the film and the 1983 magazine article upon which the original ‘Top Gun’ was based to allow the author’s heirs to pursue the lawsuit.”