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“Oh No They Didn’t!” - Ninth Circuit Throws DMCA Safe Harbors for Moderated Content into Disarray

USA - April 12 2017 A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit handed down its latest decision on the scope of the optional safe harbor for web hosting services under

Ninth Circuit Rules on Copyright Preemption of Right-of-Publicity Claims

USA - April 10 2017 Last week, in Maloney v. T3 Media, Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that claims under state right-of-publicity law are

Federal Circuit Denies SHzoom's Bid to Make Trading Technologies Decision Precedential, But the Case is Still Good Law

USA - April 17 2017 On Wednesday, the Federal Circuit, in a per curiam order, denied SHzoom's motion to make the Trading Technologies opinion precedential. The order of

Recent cases reinforce the importance of laches in trademark cases

USA - June 18 2015 Two recent summary judgment decisions from district courts in the Ninth Circuit, Fitbug v. Fitbit, No. 13-1418, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8775 (N.D. Cal

Advanced copyright issues on the internet

USA - March 10 2014 Over the years, the Internet has become the basic foundational infrastructure for the global movement of data of all kinds. With continued growth at

Securities Litigation Alert: District Court Says Indirect Purchasers of Shares Can Bring Fraud Claims Against Private Company and its Officers

USA - April 26 2017 In a case with important implications for late-stage private companies, a federal magistrate judge ruled last week that investors in funds holding

Employment Brief - Spring 2017: New Publications Clarify SF Paid Parental Leave Ordinance

USA - April 25 2017 The City of San Francisco has issued helpful guidance regarding its Paid Parental Leave Ordinance. Employers should revisit their existing, or begin

Employment Brief - Spring 2017: Case Law

USA - April 25 2017 In Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin) held that Title VII of

Employment Brief - Spring 2017: NYC Employers Cannot Ask Applicants About Pay History

USA - April 25 2017 Under a new New York City law, both private and public employers cannot ask applicants for prior salary information. One of the key objectives of the

Employment Brief - Spring 2017: City of San Jose Introduces Requirements for Hiring Temporary Workers

USA - April 25 2017 Starting March 13, 2017, San Jose's The Opportunity to Work Ordinance will require San Jose employers to offer existing, qualified part-time