Courthouse News Service

Via Crooked Timber and BoingBoing:

Thomson Reuters demands $10 million and an injunction to stop George
Mason University from distributing its new Web browser application,
Zotero software, an open-source format that allows users to convert
Reuters’ EndNote Software. Reuters claims George Mason is violating its
license agreement and destroying the EndNote customer base. (Courthouse News)

So, putting this into context… if I, through the sweat of my own brow, manually enter hundreds of bibliographical citations into EndNote, the owners of EndNote are telling me that I can’t use a third-party tool in order to convert that information (that I, myself, entered) into a different format.