Now that the Canon Mystery Case (see earlier posts here and here) is no longer so mysterious (thanks, once again, to all the IPKat's readers), there's another mystery. A well-informed source tells the Kat that there's another reference to the Court of Justice of the European Communities involving Canon: it's down on the list as Case C-449/09 and there is no sign yet of any documentation. Could this be the same Bulgarian case returning to Luxembourg in a less manifestly inadmissible manner? Are any of this blog's readers perchance involved in it? Do tell, please ...!
Usually when the IPKat receives a free book in his post, it's because someone wants him to say something nice about it -- which he generally does. Sometimes, though, he receives a book which is a complete surprise to him. One such book, received and greatly enjoyed last year, was The Lives of Ants by Laurent Keller and Elizabeth Gordon. Another, arriving last week and definitely too heavy to carry back to the post office, is OUP's Media Libel Law 2009-10: Reports from all 50 States, the Federal Courts of Appeals, US Territories, Canada and England. This mighty tome, weighing rather more than a small grandchild, has been compiled by the Media Law Resource Center, Inc, and the grim news is that, if you read four pages a day, the next edition is likely to be out before you finish this one. Says the IPKat, who knows little about libel except how to do it. says "Buy it!"