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MLS copyright lawsuits a sign of things to come?

  • Scott & Scott LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 13 2012

According to a recent article published by Inman News, multiple listing service (MLS) companies providers of real-estate listing information for brokers and their agents may be contemplating the formation of an industry group to enforce the owners’ perceived intellectual property rights against third parties who acquire their data and make it available to others without the MLS providers’ permission

Second-hand software ok in the EU

  • Scott & Scott LLP
  • -
  • European Union, USA
  • -
  • October 22 2012

A flurry of attention surrounded the recent legal saga of Timothy Vernor and his protracted fight against Autodesk to re-sell software via eBay

Beware the convenient “intent” of software publishers

  • Scott & Scott LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 10 2012

Most software license agreements used by major publishers like Microsoft and IBM are in many ways vague with respect to license restrictions and metrics

All license breaches may not constitute copyright infringement

  • Scott & Scott LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 13 2012

At the conclusion of software audits where it appears that software products were installed and used without adequate licensing, many companies find themselves confronting two challenges

Judge allows sales of “used” MP3 files to continue

  • Scott & Scott LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 22 2012

On February 6, 2012, a judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that ReDigi an upstart, online marketplace for “used” MP3 files can continue operating pending the outcome of copyright-infringement litigation initiated by Capitol Records

Las Vegas Review-Journal concedes fair use in copyright infringement suit

  • Scott & Scott LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 1 2011

On November 19, the Las Vegas Review-Journal conceded to a court in a pending case that using a short excerpt of a news article online did not constitute copyright infringement

Court rules Righthaven lacks standing to sue for copyright infringement

  • Scott & Scott LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 8 2011

On November 4, 2011, the U.S. District Court for Nevada ruled against well-known copyright "troll" Righthaven, LLC in a lawsuit Righthaven filed against NewsBlaze LLC

Ninth Circuit rejects Psystar’s appeal from verdict that it infringed Apple’s OS

  • Scott & Scott LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 21 2011

On September 28, 2011, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected an appeal from Psystar, which had sought to overturn a November 2009 verdict finding the small computer maker liable for infringing Apple’s copyright in the Mac OS X operating system

Second Circuit hears oral arguments in appeal of trial court’s YouTube decision

  • Scott & Scott LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 21 2011

On October 18, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit heard oral arguments in an appeal filed by Viacom, which is seeking to overturn a lower court’s ruling that Google-owned YouTube did not commit copyright infringement in making copyrighted works available via the popular media-sharing website

U.S. Supreme Court hears challenge to 1994 copyright law

  • Scott & Scott LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 12 2011

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on October 5 in Golan v. Holder from petitioners seeking to overturn a 1994 copyright law that reinstated copyrights for foreign copyright owners