vexatious litigants

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 11 (b): By presenting to the court (whether by signing, filing, submitting, or later advocating) a pleading, written motion, or other paper, an attorney or unrepresented party is certifying that to the best of the person’s knowledge, information, and belief, formed after an inquiry reasonable under the circumstances,– it […]

CRIA gets bitch-slapped, lies about it

Everyone’s favourite Canadian law professor Michael Geist calls attention to the recent Federal Court of Appeal decision on file sharing. Graham Henderson of the CRIA says: The judge has determined that uploading, downloading, it’s illegal. But, wait! It’s not true: Actually, the court did no such thing. Concluding its copyright discussion at paragraph 54, the […]

The Economist on MGM v Grokster

The Economist, fresh off their SemaCode scoop, rips in to the music industry’s legal “strategy”: But even if the entertainment business manages to coax more users into paying for legal downloads and succeeds in court against Grokster and StreamCast, its problems are unlikely to go away. True, a Supreme Court ruling in the industry’s favour […]