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Court: implementing proper DMCA policy provides website operators ‘safe harbor’ from copyright infringement

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • June 28 2010

Google has prevailed in the closely watched lawsuit against its YouTube website by Viacom, with the federal district court granting summary judgment in favor of Google

Court says Copyright Royalty Board can legally set webcasters' royalty payments

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 25 2010

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled that the Copyright Royalty Board is constitutional

Copyright registration for virtual goods: the benefits of timely filing

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • January 6 2010

Copyright registration is an important part of an overall intellectual property protection strategy for preventing infringement of virtual goods, along with patents, trademarks, trade secrets and terms of service agreements

10 frequently asked questions about virtual worlds

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • September 18 2009

Internet techonology is on the cusp of a transformation as significant as the popularization of the World Wide Web in the 1990s

Internet radio royalty dispute reaching endfor now

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 18 2009

The long-running battle over royalties owed by webcasterscompanies that broadcast music over the Internettook several significant leaps towards conclusion last month with important developments both inside and outside of the courtroom

Linden Lab is changing its IP protection policies for the Second Life virtual world

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 5 2009

On August 4, 2009, Linden Lab announced upcoming changes to its approach to intellectual property content management in the Second Life virtual world

Virtual world operator and executives sued over unauthorized sale of virtual goods; case dismissed after changes made

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • May 12 2009

The owner of a famous brand of goods sued the corporate operator of a virtual world, including the executives who run that corporation, for trademark infringement, design patent infringement, and racketeering violations

Licensing and royalty requirements for webcasters: details and deadlines

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 24 2009

This Advisory is intended specifically to help guide individuals and companies, that wish to distribute recorded music over the Internet for pleasure or profit, through the maze of licenses and royalties required for such "webcasting" activities

Worlds.com saber-rattling portends a trend in virtual world and video game patents

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • December 19 2008

The recent announcement of the impending enforcement of Worlds.com’s virtual world patents further evidences the growing trend of increased patent activities affecting virtual world and video game companies

Patent suit targets virtual world, video game, social networking and other websites

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 10 2008

In a growing trend, another patent infringement lawsuit was filed last week against nearly two dozen companies involved in virtual worlds, social networks and other websites