STLR Link Roundup – November 20, 2009

The latest on the STLR radar:

  • Google announces that Google Scholar will now search “full text legal opinions from U.S. federal and state district, appellate and supreme courts” as well as legal journal articles. Columbia Law School’s own Tim Wu is one of several acknowledged parties in the announcement, for his work on AltLaw.
  • Competition among flat-panel TV makers to produce more energy-efficient TVs is no longer just a marketing issue in California – it’s the law, reports the New York Times.
  • Psystar continues to be Apple’s whipping boy in the courtroom: Groklaw reports that the Northern District of California has denied Psystar’s motion for summary judgment and granted Apple’s.
  • Verizon’s “There’s a Map For That” TV spots are “sneaky,” but not misleading, according to the Northern District of Georgia. ajc.com reports.
  • The WSJ law blog takes water law out of this world and asks: who owns the water just discovered on the moon?
  • Google has revised its settlement of its controversial book search project, as critics raise antitrust concerns and call for a legislative solution, says Law.com.
  • Watch the Oxford-style debate on the need for a net neutrality law hosted by Tech Debate on 17 November 2009, pitting Prof. Tim Wu (Columbia), Brad Burnham (Venture Capitalist) and Prof. Nicholas Economides (NYU) against James Assey (National Cable and Telecommunications Association), Robert Quinn (AT&T) and Prof. Christopher Yoo (UPenn).

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