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Saturday, July 19, 2008

"Serious YouTube test of copyright law": Today in The San Francisco Chronicle, Bob Egelko has an article that begins, "A woman who posted a home video on YouTube of her 13-month-old son dancing to Prince's 'Let's Go Crazy' squared off Friday against entertainment giant Universal Music Corp. in a federal court case that tests copyright law."

Today in The San Jose Mercury News, Howard Mintz reports that "Mom fights music giant; S.J. court considers key copyright case."

And at c|net News.com's "Digital Media" blog, Greg Sandoval has a post titled "Mom continues to chase Prince over 'fair use'" linking to the video clip in question.
Posted at 11:22 PM by Howard Bashman



"How reliable is DNA in identifying suspects? A discovery leads to questions about whether the odds of people sharing genetic profiles are sometimes higher than portrayed; Calling the finding meaningless, the FBI has sought to block such inquiry." Jason Felch and Maura Dolan will have this lengthy article Sunday in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 11:00 PM by Howard Bashman


"Whale Advocates Gain Victory; Decision Declining to Order Review of Ship Traffic Is Overturned": This article published today in The Washington Post reports on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued yesterday.
Posted at 10:52 PM by Howard Bashman


"Ruling Gives South Dakota Doctors a Script to Read; Women Seeking Abortion Must Be Told About 'Unique Living Human Being'": Sunday's edition of The Washington Post will contain this article.
Posted at 10:44 PM by Howard Bashman


"Gitmo Go-Ahead: The men who planned the 9/11 attack will finally face justice." This editorial appears today in The Wall Street Journal.
Posted at 10:32 PM by Howard Bashman


"Alan Gura: How a Young Lawyer Saved the Second Amendment." James Taranto has this "Weekend Interview" feature today in The Wall Street Journal.

And The Washington Post today contains an article headlined "Having Toppled D.C. Ban, Man Registers Revolver."
Posted at 10:30 PM by Howard Bashman



"Detaining Mr. Marri: The Supreme Court must reverse a federal appeals court decision last week that grants the president sweeping power to deprive anyone of their freedom." This editorial will appear Sunday in The New York Times.
Posted at 10:15 PM by Howard Bashman


"Guns ruling spawns legal challenges by felons": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press provides this report.
Posted at 06:10 PM by Howard Bashman


"Federal law on animal cruelty videos struck down; Overturning a Virginia man's 2005 conviction, a U.S. appeals court says that depictions of dogfighting and other acts are protected by the 1st Amendment": David G. Savage has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.

My earlier coverage of yesterday's en banc Third Circuit ruling appears at this link.
Posted at 01:08 PM by Howard Bashman



"U.S. Is Alone in Rejecting All Evidence if Police Err": Today in The New York Times, Adam Liptak has this article, the latest installment in his "American Exception" series.
Posted at 01:04 PM by Howard Bashman


"Felons Seeking Bush Pardon Near a Record": Charlie Savage has this article today in The New York Times.
Posted at 01:00 PM by Howard Bashman






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