Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more ➡
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Add note
Save to My Library
Sync to mobile
Look up keyword
Like this
3Activity
×
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Public Knowledge/EFF Amicus Brief in Rosetta Stone v Google

Public Knowledge/EFF Amicus Brief in Rosetta Stone v Google

Ratings: (0)|Views: 1,856|Likes:
Published by Eric Goldman

More info:

Published by: Eric Goldman on Dec 07, 2010
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See More
See less

06/13/2012

pdf

text

original

 
 No. 10-2007
IN THEUNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALSFOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
ROSETTA STONE LTD.,Plaintiff-Appellant,v.GOOGLE INC.,Defendant-Appellee.On Appeal from the United States District CourtFor the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division
BRIEF OF AMICI CURIAE PUBLIC KNOWLEDGEAND ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATIONIN SUPPORT OF APPELLEE GOOGLE, INC.
Harold Feld
 Attorney for Amici Curiae
 John Bergmayer Rashmi RangnathP
UBLIC
 NOWLEDGE
 1818 N St. NW, Suite 410Washington, DC 20036(202) 861-0020Corynne McSherryE
LECTRONIC
F
RONTIER 
F
OUNDATION
 454 Shotwell St.San Francisco, CA 94110(415) 436 9333December 6, 2010
 
ii
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Disclosure..........................................................................................................................iiiTable of Authorities.........................................................................................................ivStatement of the Interest of Amici Curiae.....................................................................viArgument...........................................................................................................................1I.
 
Google Did Not Make Trademark Use of Rosetta Stone’s Marks....................1
 A. Trademark Use is a Narrower Concept than “Use in Commerce”...................2B. Rosetta Stone’s Argument is Incompatible With Persuasive Precedent...........4C. Cases Which Suggest That Keyword Advertising Platforms Can DirectlyInfringe Trademarks are Unpersuasive.............................................................7
II.
 
Google’s Uses of Rosetta Stone’s Marks, As Well As the Uses of Most of ItsCustomers, Are Fair...........................................................................................13
 A. Fair Use is Essential to Protect the Free Flow of Information........................14B. Google Makes Fair Use of Rosetta Stone’s Marks.........................................17C. Google Is Not Secondarily Liable...................................................................191) Google’s Typical Customers Make Fair Use of Rosetta Stone’s Marks....202) Fair Use of Rosetta Stone’s Marks Promotes Consumer Welfare.............21
Conclusion.......................................................................................................................24Service .............................................................................................................................26
 
iii
DISCLOSURE
Pursuant to Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 26.1,
amici
state that theyhave no parent companies, nor do any publicly held companies own ten percent or more of their stock.

Activity (3)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
1 thousand reads
1 hundred reads
Paul Kerlin liked this

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->