**Five Years Ago**
Last week, we revisited the Lily Allen incident of 2009. This week, we round
that memory off with the most entertaining part of its legacy: Dan Bull's
musical open letter, _Dear Lily_.
Also in 2009 this week, we saw the debut of the North Face/South Butt dust-up,
watched Disney prevent a Disney appreciation club from watching Disney movies,
and discovered some complications in the rights battle over Spider Man.
The US prosecutor from the Lori Drew case, ridiculously, started looking to
appeal the ruling, while at the same time Congress was showing reluctance to
pass any anti-cyberbullying laws. Meanwhile, we talked about the importance of
establishing software ownership rather than software _licensing_, and later in
the week were pleased to see the court in a case involving Autodesk do just
that by defending the right of first sale.
**Ten Years Ago**
This week in 2004 we had a pair of DMCA-related rulings. One was good: Diebold
was found guilty of abusing the DMCA to take down sensitive documents showing
the company was aware of security flaws in its system. The other was not so
good: some developers who reverse-engineered a game server were ruled ...