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Monday, 10 September 2012

TRAC tracks rise in US copyright litigation

After the dip comes the up-and-up ...
From Sabrina I. Pacifi's beSpacific blog, drawn to this blogger's attention by the vigilant Chris Torrero, comes news from the United States that this great nation's copyright litigation lawyers are managing to keep busy. In "TRAC - Copyright Suits Trending Upward", Jeff Lamicela reports:
"The latest available data from the federal courts show that during July 2012 the government reported 296 new copyright civil filings, according to the case-by-case information analyzed by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC). This is the fourth straight month where filings have reached close to 300 or more per month -- higher than they have been since July 2008. Federal copyright lawsuits are 41.3 higher in July 2012 than they were for the same period one year ago, and have generally been rising over the last two years."
You can read the full report here. As an added bonus it lists those districts in which lawsuits of this kind were filed with the greatest rates relative to population. TRAC is run by Syracuse University: its aim is to provide comprehensive independent and non-partisan information about federal enforcement, staffing and spending.

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