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Saturday, January 26, 20081201402360

Did Dozier Internet Law misrepresent a federal judge?

Brendan of I Hate Linux emailed in this disturbing story: Dozier Internet Law got a judge to agree one can copyright a cease-and-desist letter...

... or, maybe not: According to Public Citizen:

The hearing transcript is not online, so we cannot be sure exactly what arguments were conceded, but there is every reason to believe that the judge did NOT reject either the First Amendment or the fair use arguments – he seems to have avoided them by ruling for the one party on whose behalf they were still being pressed by the end of the hearing. Nothing supports Dozier’s claim that the case stands for the proposition that a cease and desist letter is copyrightable, not to speak of the propositions that posting of such letters is neither fair use nor protected by the First Amendment.


I will try to read the PDF of the original decision, and come to my own conclusion.

Comments

Here is the Dozier Internet Law Blog:

[url redacted by tdaxp. See here: http://tdaxp.blogspirit.com/archive/2008/01/31/dozier-spam-bot-attacks-tdaxp.html for an explanation ]

Frankly, it seems pretty insightful.

Posted by: NT | Wednesday, January 30, 2008

When it comes to how the law is enforced today, I have stopped being surprised because as we can clearly see, the law can be in favor of the person with lots of influence...

Posted by: Background Check | Monday, February 21, 2011

I feel very sad saying this but I have to: the law today is something that simply can be turned around very easy. If you have power and know where to put pressure, the law will bend accordingly. Sad, isn't it?

Posted by: Estate planning Tucson | Thursday, April 28, 2011

My opinion is that the copyright law is somehow taking a negative turn nowadays and it could lead to a non-democratic approach to solve the problem. There are already law projects that would promote censorship of certain websites that a certain company doesn't like and internet providers would be forced to blacklist such websites. That is censorship.

Posted by: Jonathan Dickstein | Wednesday, May 11, 2011

There are some corrupt attorneys but that doesn't mean that all attorneys are rotten. I think John Dozier made the unfortunate mistake of crossing swords with the professional inventor community and ended up with far more than he bargained for. The past 6 months Lawyer John Dozier seemed to be a bit helpless.

Posted by: exe file extension | Sunday, June 19, 2011

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