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FTC employs SAFE WEB Act to assist Canada’s Competition Bureau

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 8 2014

On July 30, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland denied Aegis Mobile LLC's motion to quash a Federal Trade Commission (FTC

Stop the music (or be vicariously liable)

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 30 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit found a restaurant owner personally liable where the restaurant played recorded and live music

Judge Posner solves Sherlock Holmes copyright case

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 30 2014

The original character of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes, along with his sidekick, Dr. John H. Watson, are no longer subject to copyright

The Aereo crashed: cheap internet TV thwarted

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 30 2014

The Supreme Court of the United States has now determined that internet streaming services directly infringe the copyrights of several television

Funkadelic master sound recordings can be involuntarily transferred to a court-appointed receiver to satisfy judgment

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 30 2014

Addressing the issue of whether a lower court abused its discretion by appointing a receiver and authorizing the sale of master sound recordings to

Alleged breach of implied-in-fact contract for use of a television show idea not preempted by Copyright Act

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 31 2012

In vacating a district court’s grant of a motion to dismiss a breach of contract action against a television studio, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that the Copyright Act does not preempt a breach of an implied-in-fact contract that included a promise to pay for an idea

Direct licenses should be considered in determining reasonable royalty for performing rights organizations

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 31 2012

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that rate courts can take into account direct license rates when determining reasonable royalties due to performing rights organizations in Broadcast Music Inc. v. DMX, Inc

D.C. Circuit limits discovery and joinder for downloading "swarms"

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 27 2014

Deciding a case that involves issues of discovery and joinder, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit addressed issues presented by so-called

Two-party market: presumption of confusion and injury

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 8 2014

Clarifying applicable presumptions in Lanham Act false advertising cases, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a district

Right of publicity v. copyright

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 30 2010

Reversing a district court’s ruling on a motion for judgment as a matter of law on preemption and standing, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit found that an adult film star had standing to assert copyright claims but his right of publicity claim was preempted by federal copyright law