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Staving off scrapers of user-generated content with electronic copyright transfers a legal (but, perhaps not a practical) solution

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 12 2013

It's a problem that has vexed website owners since the days of the dot-com boom - how to make certain user-generated content available to users or

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
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  • 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

Will the Pinterest "nopin" tag put online image owners on the defensive on implied copyright licenses? Should we look to robots.txt as precedent?

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 12 2012

Pinterest is the hot hot hot social media site that lets users create online “pinboards” of interesting or inspiring images

Notice of past infringements on online photo site does not obligate operator to proactively screen site

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

An online photo-sharing site does not have a duty to search its site for material that infringes an artist's works, even if it has received past notices of infringement of the same works from the artist, a district court ruled

Under New York long-arm statute, copyright owner's location is situs of copyright harm from online infringement

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

Under N.Y.C.P.L.R. 302(a)(3)(ii), which provides for long-arm jurisdiction in cases involving out-of-state tortious acts that cause harm within the State, where unauthorized copies of copyrighted works are posted on Web sites outside New York, the situs of the resulting injury is the location of the copyright owner

Google Books settlement would usurp congressional role in revising copyright law

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

Judge Chin found that the settlement was not "fair, adequate and reasonable," as required by the federal rules, and suggested that it might be able to be approved if it was changed to an opt-in, rather than an opt-out, settlement

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

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • 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
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  • 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

Allegations that web site operator actively contributed to content survive CDA Section 230 motion

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

A complaint alleging that a Web site operator "actively contributes to ... content" on a Web site that contains an allegedly defamatory statement by a third party should not be dismissed pursuant to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a district court ruled

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