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Depiction of student athlete in videogame deemed actionable under California right of publicity statute

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 14 2010

The inclusion of a character in a videogame that corresponded to a student athlete is actionable under the California right of publicity statute, a district court held

Limited damages available under DMCA 512(f) for wrongful takedown notice

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 14 2010

Although DMCA 512(f) allows an award of "any damages" for wrongful removal of alleged infringing material as a result of misrepresentations to a service provider, such damages "must be proximately caused by the misrepresentation to the service provider and the service provider's reliance on the misrepresentation," a district court ruled

Operator of BitTorrent P2P file-sharing network induced copyright infringement and is ineligible for DMCA safe harbors

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 14 2010

The operator of a file-sharing network that utilized the BitTorrent file-sharing technology is secondarily liable for inducing copyright infringement by users of the network, a district court ruled

No bad faith in filing takedown notice where resolution of intellectual property rights underlying DMCA claim involved complex and novel legal issues

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 14 2010

A party who filed a takedown notice under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act seeking removal of a Web site in which he claimed copyright ownership did not act in bad faith where the resolution of the intellectual property rights underlying his claim involved complex and novel issues, a district court ruled

California single publication rule applies to web site right of publicity, Lanham Act claims

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 14 2010

The California single publication rule bars an individual's common law and California statutory right of publicity and Lanham Act false endorsement claims for the sale of merchandise on a Web site, a district court ruled

Domain name registrar not immune from trademark owner's infringement, ACPA claims

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 14 2010

A domain name registrar that registered numerous infringing domain names, provided private registration services in conjunction with a related entity that concealed the identity of the registrants, and received fees when ads on sites connected to the infringing domain names were clicked, may be liable under the Lanham Act and the Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, a district court ruled

Trademark owner's reports of infringing goods to online auction anti-infringement program protected by “interested party” privilege from defamation claim

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 14 2010

A trademark owner's reports of infringing goods to an online auction's anti-infringement program were privileged under California law, a district court ruled

Near $2 million copyright damages verdict against non-commercial file-sharing defendant remitted as “gross injustice”

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 14 2010

A $1,920,000 jury award of copyright damages against a "non-commercial individual" for distributing 24 copyrighted songs on a file-sharing network is a "gross injustice" that warrants remitting the verdict to three times the minimum statutory damages of $750 per song, or $2,250 per song ($54,000), a district court ruled

Forum selection clause in Google AdWords agreement applies to claims against Google for prior conduct

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 14 2010

The scope of the forum selection clause in the agreement applicable to the Google Adwords program extends to a plaintiff's dispute with Google over conduct predating the execution of the Adwords agreement, a district court ruled

Unauthorized sharing of copyrighted music files on P2P file-sharing network not protected by fair use defense

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 14 2010

A party who made copies of music recordings and shared them with other parties on a peer-to-peer file-sharing network is not protected by the defense of fair use, a district court ruled