That Was the Copyright Year That Was (2008)

By Kristopher A. Nelson
in March 2009

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Image via Wikipedia That Was the Copyright Year That Was by Bruce E. Boyden of Marquette University Law School: I recently compiled a list of the biggest developments in copyright law in 2008, based on a not very systematic survey. I thought it would be worth sharing here, as I know that I often wish […]


Note: this post is from 2009. Evaluate with care and in light of later events.

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That Was the Copyright Year That Was by Bruce E. Boyden of Marquette University Law School:

I recently compiled a list of the biggest developments in copyright law in 2008, based on a not very systematic survey. I thought it would be worth sharing here, as I know that I often wish for lists like this myself.

The above is a useful listing of important copyright-related cases from 2008. For me, I think the following two stand out as having particularly broad importance to my interests:

Of related interest is Patently-O’s “Patent Cases 2008” compendium of patent-related cases from last year.

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