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    A federal judge asked the AAP and state attorneys to submit draft language for a declaratory judgment to end teh case but is unclear whether a permanent injunction is also still under consideration.

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    After declining to appeal a preliminary injunction issued last month, Maryland attorneys now have until April 11 to show why a permanent injunction should not be issued.

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    New York Governor Kathy Hochul has vetoed New York's library e-book bill. "While the goal of this bill is laudable, unfortunately, copyright protection provides the author of the work with the exclusive right to their works. Because the provisions of this bill are preempted by federal copyright law, I cannot support this bill," Hochul wrote in explaining her decision.

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    IA lawyers called the publishers’ recent filing ‘unfortunate’ and said they are complying with or have already complied with all of the publishers’ discovery requests.

  • Chegg Responds to Pearson Copyright Lawsuit

    Pearson claims that Chegg is illegally appropriating Pearson's end-of-chapter textbook questions for its subscription study service, but in an answer this week, Chegg attorneys call the suit “legally flawed” and accuse Pearson of “weaponizing” its copyright interests in an effort to throttle lawful innovation.

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