Digital Drilling Data Systems LLC can’t pursue copyright claims against a competitor that scraped schema and data from a program built using an open source database, because the program wasn’t effectively secured, and the copied program wasn’t substantially similar, the Fifth Circuit ruled Thursday.
Are you, like me, betting on the timing of federal privacy legislation? I’m looking at a two-and-a-half-year window, now that California’s secretary of state has confirmed that the California Privacy Rights Act will appear on the November ballot. What does the latest California initiative have to do with a federal privacy law? Everything.