Image of the day: Amazon book availability by decade (from a...

Image of the day: Amazon book availability by decade (from a random sample of 2500).  If this is representative of the wider catalogue, this paints a very troubling picture of post-copyright reprinting.

Self-represented litigant #1403: the comic book guy.



Self-represented litigant #1403: the comic book guy.

Self-represented litigant #1403: the comic book guy.

Self-represented litigant #1403: the comic book guy.

Self-represented litigant #1403: the comic book guy.

Self-represented litigant #1403: the comic book guy.

Building spilling booksDavid Pescovitz,...


Building spilling books
David Pescovitz, boingboing.net
“Biografias,” an instal­la­tion by Ali­cia Mar­tin at Casa de Amer­i­ca, Madrid. “5,000 Books Pour Out of a Build­ing in Spain” (via Imag­i­nary Foun­da­tion)

This art installation in Madrid is simply fantastic.

Building spilling booksDavid Pescovitz,...


Building spilling books
David Pescovitz, boingboing.net
“Biografias,” an instal­la­tion by Ali­cia Mar­tin at Casa de Amer­i­ca, Madrid. “5,000 Books Pour Out of a Build­ing in Spain” (via Imag­i­nary Foun­da­tion)

This art installation in Madrid is simply fantastic.

Building spilling booksDavid Pescovitz,...




Building spilling books

David Pescovitz, boingboing.net

“Biografias,” an instal­la­tion by Ali­cia Mar­tin at Casa de Amer­i­ca, Madrid. “5,000 Books Pour Out of a Build­ing in Spain” (via Imag­i­nary Foun­da­tion)

This art installation in Madrid is simply fantastic.

"The ECJ will be asked, ‘Is ACTA in line with the existing treaties, the [shared EU common..."

“The ECJ will be asked, ‘Is ACTA in line with the existing treaties, the [shared EU common law], the European Charter of Fundamental Rights? … If the court says no to any of these things, ACTA, in my opinion, is dead.”

- The European Parliament is set to refer the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) to the Court of Justice, which will add to an existing reference from the European Commission.  Long live the new age of rights-balancing in intermediary liability.

Google Spain not liable to enforce 'right to be forgotten'

In Alfacs Vacances SL v Google Spain SL [2012] (Unreported, Court of First Instance of Amposta, 23 February 2012), a Spanish district court held that Google’s Spanish subsidiary is not a proper defendant (ES) in a claim for an injunction to remove non-tortious but unwanted search results.  From reading this summary of the decision, it appears that the Court did not address the merits of the claim.

The claimant was the operator of a camping ground in between Barcelona and Valencia, where a tragedy occurred in 1978 which resulted in the immolation of approximately 200 campers by an explosion in a passing petrol tanker.  A Google search for ‘los alfaques camping’ now shows images of the disaster and a link to the Wikipedia page ranked above the company’s official website:


The claimant sought damages and an injunction requiring Google Spain to remove the images and reports of the disaster from “its” search results.  Read more »

Google Spain not liable to enforce 'right to be forgotten'

In Alfacs Vacances SL v Google Spain SL [2012] (Unreported, Court of First Instance of Amposta, 23 February 2012), a Spanish district court held that Google’s Spanish subsidiary is not a proper defendant (ES) in a claim for an injunction to remove non-tortious but unwanted search results.  From reading this summary of the decision, it appears that the Court did not address the merits of the claim.

The claimant was the operator of a camping ground in between Barcelona and Valencia, where a tragedy occurred in 1978 which resulted in the immolation of approximately 200 campers by an explosion in a passing petrol tanker.  A Google search for ‘los alfaques camping’ now shows images of the disaster and a link to the Wikipedia page ranked above the company’s official website:


The claimant sought damages and an injunction requiring Google Spain to remove the images and reports of the disaster from “its” search results.  Read more »