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Videogame app developer breaks the rules on copyright infringement

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • June 19 2012

Desiree Golden, a recent college graduate, wanted to aim at the big money that can be made in app development

European Court of Justice rules on copyright status of computer programming languages and functionality

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • European Union, USA
  • -
  • May 7 2012

In a jury room in San Francisco, jurors in Oracle, Inc. v. Google, Inc. have been toiling over complicated issues related to the copyrightability of the Java computer programming language, and they may well return a verdict before the ink is dry on this post

This is one of the top ten best blog posts ever written about online defamation

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 17 2012

Although we have confidence in the quality of our work, the headline above might be viewed by some as mere hyperbole or rhetorical exaggeration

Assignment of copyright through terms of use: does e-sign make it ok? A tool for B2B sites dealing with unauthorized access to their content?

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 20 2012

It is a common practice for Web site providers who accept submissions of user-generated content to include a license provision in their “Terms of Use” to obtain rights to use the content

Sixth Circuit affirms ‘dirtiest hotel’ defamation ruling

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 23 2013

We previously wrote about a Tennessee district court's decision holding that a hotel's inclusion at the top of the 2011 TripAdvisor "Dirtiest Hotels"

Federal lawsuit alleges infringement of minors' New York right of publicity by Facebook "like" and "friend finder" features

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 19 2011

In what may represent a new wave in an interesting challenge to the viral nature of social media marketing, a recently filed putative class action asserts a right of publicity claim against Facebook in connection with the service's "Like" and "Friend Finder" features

U.S. Supreme Court grants review of statute restoring copyright in public domain works

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 5 2011

The questions presented are whether the Progress Clause of the United States Constitution prohibits Congress from taking works out of the public domain, and whether Section 514 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act of 1994 violates the First Amendment of the United States Constitution

Under Arkansas law, insurance law writing requirement satisfied by online transaction

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 5 2011

A requirement in the Arkansas law that a rejection of medical benefits in an automobile insurance policy be in writing is satisfied by an electronic form completed online, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled

Federal CAN-SPAM Act preempts claim under Illinois anti-spam law that e-mail utilizing tracking technology was misleading

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • May 5 2011

A claim under the Illinois anti-spam law that the heading on a promotional e-mail was misleading because it failed to warn the recipient that the e-mail sender utilized tracking technology is preempted by the federal CAN-SPAM Act, a district court ruled

Mobile carriers not secondarily liable for copyright infringement on multimedia messaging system

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 5 2011

Mobile carriers are not liable for inducing infringement of copyright on their multimedia messaging system because they did not design the system with the object of promoting infringement, nor did they take any specific, affirmative steps to actively encourage or induce infringement by users of the system, a district court ruled in a copyright infringement action brought by a producer of multimedia messaging content