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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

Ninth Circuit rules on license conditions versus contract covenants in dispute over World of Warcraft bots - MDY v. Blizzard, part I

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 3 2011

Playing World of Warcraft, the world's most popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), can be, well, a drag

Browsewrap attorney fee provision between business parties violates Ohio public policy

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 30 2010

An attorney fee provision in a browsewrap license agreement between commercial parties is unenforceable under Ohio law, even though a jury found that the agreement had been breached, because the attorney fee provision was not the product of "free and understanding negotiation," a district court ruled

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

Access to licensed software by attorneys acting for benefit of licensee breached license agreement

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 11 2011

Use of licensed software by attorneys acting for the benefit of a licensee of the software breached the terms of the license agreement, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit 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

Register of copyrights says "who knows?" on ownership of computer program copies

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 5 2010

Who owns the firmware on a smartphone, the device manufacturer or the purchaser?

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

Videogame app developer breaks the rules on copyright infringement

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

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

Novell prevails in long-running dispute over ownership of UNIX copyrights - and open source software moves on

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 31 2011

The dispute between The SCO Group and Novell, Inc. over the ownership of copyrights in the code to certain versions of the UNIX operating system, which started eight years ago, appears to have been handed its retirement papers by the Tenth Circuit