Copyright Case In The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal Prompts Software Developer Dr. Yue To Initiate Public Petition
Dr. Yue Requests Oral Argument before the Court on Non-Party Preclusion
For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO/EWORLDWIRE/July 28, 2008 --- Accomplished software developer in distributed computing and RPC technologies Dr. D.X. Yue today petitioned the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal in San Francisco to grant oral argument in the appeal (Ninth Circuit Case No. 08-15927) of a copyright lawsuit (U.S. District Court, Northern District of Calif.: Case No. C07-05850-MJJ-EDL) against two U.S. technology corporations.
Dr. Yue sued Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ: JAVA), StorageTek and certain individuals for copyright infringement of his software. His pro se lawsuit was supported by hard evidence, including Sun's internal e-mails which admitted unauthorized copying. A federal district judge in California dismissed the action without considering the merits of his claims. Dr. Yue then appealed to the Ninth Circuit.
The appeal raises very important questions on Due Process rights of pro se litigants. The appeal is also important for intellectual property protection, especially copyright protection of computer software in the U.S. and abroad. Dr. Yue believes that being able to speak to the appellate judges will help the court understand the facts and issues.
Yong Li, also a pro se plaintiff, agreed: "The right to self-representation in court is a basic right of a free and self-reliant people. Dr. Yue should be allowed to tell the true facts to the honorable judges of the Ninth Circuit."
Kristi Devine also voiced her support: "All that we ask is a chance to be heard in the pursuit of justice. The world will be a far better place when those that do wrong face consequences."
Shaoqiang Jack He, who fought a seven-year court battle in Tennessee to win back his daughter Anna Mae He, expressed similar views: "It was shocking to read the transcript of the proceedings in the district court. But, justice will prevail."
Dr. Yue requests all people - the general public, the media, the legal community, elected officials, the IT community and the software community - support his request for oral argument at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal by signing an online petition. The petition can be found at http://www.petitiononline.com/ProSeRit/petition.html.
Information about the Yue v. Sun case can be found at http://www.american-justice.org/.
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