The House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property has approved H.R. 4077, introduced by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX). The bill would authorize a $15 million campaign to educate the public about the legal issues involved in duplicating copyrighted content. The bill would also lower the legal standards that prosecutors must meet to prove that computer users have violated copyright laws.
A company is not liable for injuries sustained in a vehicle accident caused by one of its employees. The employee, though driving a company truck, was acting outside the scope of his employment when the accident occurred because the employee was traveling to meet his wife on a purely personal errand.
A state appeals court has ruled that a company’s noncompete agreement is unenforceable because it is overbroad. The court ruled that the company has “no protectable interest in public information” and “cannot deem by fiat all information…acquired through employment is confidential.”