Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th May 2012 22:50 UTC
Legal "Today the jury notified Judge William Alsup that it had reached a unanimous decision on all but one question, and were at 'an impasse'. However, upon entering the courtroom, the foreperson stated to Judge Alsup that not all members of the jury thought sending the note at this time was necessary, with some thinking they could have reached a decision if given the weekend to think over the case further." Word through the grapevine is that they're hung up on the fair-use question (i.e., Google infringed, but t may be fair use), but it's all a guessing game at this point. I do have to wonder if the jury system (which we don't have here in The Netherlands) is a good fit for complex cases like this.
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Comment by Stephen!
by Stephen! on Sat 5th May 2012 13:28 UTC
Stephen!
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2007-11-24

Isn't the trial supposed to last six weeks?

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RE: Comment by Stephen!
by MechR on Sun 6th May 2012 04:37 in reply to "Comment by Stephen!"
MechR Member since:
2006-01-11

How long has it been so far? There's still the patent portion of the trial after the copyright part finishes.

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