A Piece of Internet Freedom, in the Hands of an Appeals CourtAugust 11, 2015 amicus brief , Copyright , Patent Reform
It may seem hard to believe that the future of the Internet is at the forefront of an “extremely boring case about invisible braces.” But that’s exactly what’s happening with a case called ClearCorrect v. International Trade Commission, which was argued this morning before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.Read More
In an amicus brief filed today, Public Knowledge and EFF urge the Supreme Court to reject fuzzy, ambiguous patents that harm innovation.Read More
Public Knowledge urges the Supreme Court to recognize that abstract ideas are unpatentable even when they are implemented on a computer.Read More
Keeping Takedown Notices Honest: PK Joins Brief Against Bad Copyright TakedownsDecember 17, 2013 amicus brief , Copyright , DMCA
Public Knowledge Urges Court to Protect Home RecordingSeptember 18, 2012 amicus brief , Fair Use , Set-Top Box
Public Knowledge filed an amicus brief with the
Central District of California today in Fox
v. Dish, a case that could threaten how consumers record and view
programming in the privacy of their home. While this case is only in the
preliminary injunction stage, these pre-trial stages have become increasingly
important in copyright cases. Consequently, this case has the potential to
upend long-standing fair use principles.
The case involves DISH’s “Hopper,” one of DISH’s set-top boxes. The Hopper can be set (by the customer) to record prime-time television on any of the four major broadcast channels. For some programming, the Hopper gives viewers the option to play back the programming without commercials beginning the following day.