CCIA Says Hollywood Suit Seeks To Stifle Innovation

The Motion Picture Association, which represents six Hollywood movie studios, announced those studios are suing RealNetworks Inc. for releasing software Tuesday that allows consumers to copy DVDs onto their computer’s hard drive. The studios are asking for a temporary restraining order saying the downloadable software Real DVD violates the Digital Millennium Copyright Act by bypassing…

DOJ Antitrust Report Creates Uncertainty

The Department of Justice released a report on Antitrust Monopoly Law yesterday. The report, “Competition and Monopoly: Single-Firm Conduct Under Section 2 of the Sherman Act,” sought to examine whether specific types of conduct run foul of Section 2 of the Sherman Act. In response to the report, Ed Black, President & CEO of the…

IBM To Be Hit With Another Antitrust Complaint

T3 Technologies formally announced today it had retained counsel to file an antitrust complaint against IBM in Europe. T3 is a small mainframe supplier, which bills itself on its website as an alternative to being bound by IBM. The European Commission is already investigating an antitrust complaint filed against IBM by Platform Solutions, Inc., which…

CCIA Files Amicus Brief In Patent Office Case

The Computer & Communications Industry Association has joined a coalition of ten other non-profit and public interest groups including The Public Patent Foundation, AARP and the Software Freedom Law Center today to file an amicus brief in a pending patent office rules case. The brief supports the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office plans to implement…