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FTC employs SAFE WEB Act to assist Canada’s Competition Bureau

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 8 2014

On July 30, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland denied Aegis Mobile LLC's motion to quash a Federal Trade Commission (FTC

Stop the music (or be vicariously liable)

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 30 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit found a restaurant owner personally liable where the restaurant played recorded and live music

Judge Posner solves Sherlock Holmes copyright case

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 30 2014

The original character of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes, along with his sidekick, Dr. John H. Watson, are no longer subject to copyright

The Aereo crashed: cheap internet TV thwarted

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 30 2014

The Supreme Court of the United States has now determined that internet streaming services directly infringe the copyrights of several television

Funkadelic master sound recordings can be involuntarily transferred to a court-appointed receiver to satisfy judgment

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 30 2014

Addressing the issue of whether a lower court abused its discretion by appointing a receiver and authorizing the sale of master sound recordings to

To track or not to track

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 21 2013

Digital advertising based on tracking users' interests and related privacy concerns have been the subject of many recent news articles. What does

Alleged breach of implied-in-fact contract for use of a television show idea not preempted by Copyright Act

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 31 2012

In vacating a district court’s grant of a motion to dismiss a breach of contract action against a television studio, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that the Copyright Act does not preempt a breach of an implied-in-fact contract that included a promise to pay for an idea

Direct licenses should be considered in determining reasonable royalty for performing rights organizations

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 31 2012

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that rate courts can take into account direct license rates when determining reasonable royalties due to performing rights organizations in Broadcast Music Inc. v. DMX, Inc

FDA issues draft guidance on communications over internet and social media platforms

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 22 2014

On June 17, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) issued two draft guidance documents, providing recommendations for two

D.C. Circuit limits discovery and joinder for downloading "swarms"

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 27 2014

Deciding a case that involves issues of discovery and joinder, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit addressed issues presented by so-called