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Posting of entire news article is fair use, says judge in Righthaven copyright litigation

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 22 2011

We recently wrote on the copyright enforcement lawsuits brought by Righthaven LLC, the intellectual property enforcement firm, and in particular, on a pending ruling on the issue of fair use in the Righthaven litigation against the Center for Intercultural Organizing (CIO

The Righthaven lawsuits: what is fair use of online publications?

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 24 2011

Righthaven LLC is an intellectual property enforcement firm that was formed by a group of copyright attorneys and Stephens Media, the publisher of the Law Vegas Review-Journal

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

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • 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

Software licensor's contract prohibition against automated download of support materials does not constitute copyright misuse

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

A prohibition in a software license agreement against the use of automated tools to download support materials related to the software is not a misuse of copyright, a district court found

Developer of automated videogame-playing program violated DMCA but did not infringe copyright

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

The developer of an automated videogame-playing software program violated the anticircumvention provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, but is not liable for copyright infringement, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled

Excerpting and linking to online news article protected by fair use doctrine

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 11 2011

A blogger's posting of an eight-line excerpt from a 30-line online newspaper article, coupled with a link to the full article on the newspaper Web site, is protected by the copyright fair use doctrine, a district court ruled

Download of copyrighted digital music file not a public performance under Copyright Act

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

Downloading a copyrighted digital music file does not constitute a public performance under the Copyright Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled

No fair use defense for online post of 21-page book excerpt

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

The blog posting of images of 21 pages of a soon-to-be-published book is not protected by the fair use doctrine and thus may be temporarily enjoined, a district court ruled

Music downloads and ringtones are licensed, not sold, under royalty agreement

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

Sales of music by digital downloads and by ringtones sold through carriers must be accounted to an artist under a royalty contract with a recording company as licenses rather than sales of the music, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled

Implied license, fair use, held meritorious defenses in online newspaper article copyright infringement action

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 11 2011

The implied license and fair use defenses raised by the operator of an online forum are meritorious defenses that warrant reopening a default judgment for copyright infringement, a district court ruled