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Aereo wins another round in its battle with copyright owners

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 2 2013

On Monday, a divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the denial of a preliminary injunction against Aereo, Inc

In victory for news aggregators, federal appellate court erodes 'hot news' misappropriation doctrine

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 6 2011

In a decision that could hamper the ability of news organizations to protect their content from aggregators, a federal appellate court has rejected a claim of “hot news” misappropriation against an aggregator of financial news in Barclays Capital Inc. v. Theflyonthewall.com

Black Crow media group wins key rulings in reorganization case

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 20 2010

On April 5, 2010, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida denied motions filed by Black Crow's secured creditor that would have likely ended the company's chance to reorganize its operations under chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code

For the first time the FTC indicates that media companies are subject to challenge for deceptive advertising

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 18 2007

In its history, the Federal Trade Commission has never sued a media company for running an allegedly deceptive advertisement for someone else's product or service

ASCAP asks Supreme Court to review music download case

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 25 2011

In October 2010, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit confirmed in United States v. ASCAP (Application of Yahoo! & Real Networks) that websites that offer music downloads do not need licenses for the copyright public performance right, but need only secure licenses for reproduction and distribution rights

Unmasking anonymous posters

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 27 2009

Media outlets increasingly are faced with a "new" kind of subpoenaone that seeks the identity of persons who have posted information anonymously to the media company’s website, blog or chat room

“Violation of statutes” exclusion bars coverage of video privacy suit

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 14 2014

A federal district court applying Washington law recently found that there was no coverage for violations of the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA

The POM Wonderful saga: FTC final order bars POM’s health claims

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 28 2013

On January 10, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released its long-awaited final ruling in the Agency's administrative case against POM

D.C. District Court disagrees with Second Circuit Aereo decision and issues near-nationwide injunction over FilmOn X Internet Television Service

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 11 2013

The U.S. District Court in Washington, DC, last week preliminarily enjoined FilmOn X, a service that uses the Internet to give consumers the ability

Crist campaign's copyright violation leads to public apology

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 13 2011

Last month, former Florida governor and U.S. Senate candidate Charlie Crist issued a public apology for his campaign's unauthorized use of the quirky 1980s tune Road to Nowhere in a television commercial