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Oracle v. Google judge writes the book on software programming copyright for now, anyway

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • June 6 2012

The trial in the dispute between Oracle and Google over the use of Java technology in the Android operating system is over, and the greatly anticipated ruling on copyright in the Java Application Programming Interface (API) has issued

Novell prevails in long-running dispute over ownership of UNIX copyrights - and open source software moves on

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 31 2011

The dispute between The SCO Group and Novell, Inc. over the ownership of copyrights in the code to certain versions of the UNIX operating system, which started eight years ago, appears to have been handed its retirement papers by the Tenth Circuit

Infringement and circumvention of massively multiplayer online video game yield $300,000 damages award

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

The court entered a default judgment for statutory damages for trademark and copyright infringement and circumvention of technological measures resulting from the distribution of unauthorized copies of the plaintiff's videogame

Access to licensed software by attorneys acting for benefit of licensee breached license agreement

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

Use of licensed software by attorneys acting for the benefit of a licensee of the software breached the terms of the license agreement, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled

No fair use defense for online post of 21-page book excerpt

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

The blog posting of images of 21 pages of a soon-to-be-published book is not protected by the fair use doctrine and thus may be temporarily enjoined, a district court ruled

Music downloads and ringtones are licensed, not sold, under royalty agreement

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

Sales of music by digital downloads and by ringtones sold through carriers must be accounted to an artist under a royalty contract with a recording company as licenses rather than sales of the music, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled

Transfer of packaged software was a license, not a sale, under copyright first sale doctrine

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

A transaction involving the transfer of packaged software from a developer to a user was a license, not a sale, under the copyright first sale doctrine, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled

Implied license, fair use, held meritorious defenses in online newspaper article copyright infringement action

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

The implied license and fair use defenses raised by the operator of an online forum are meritorious defenses that warrant reopening a default judgment for copyright infringement, a district court ruled

Ninth Circuit says DMCA anticircumvention provision gives new, access-prevention right to copyright owners - MDY v. Blizzard, part II

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 4 2011

As we related in Part I of this post, Blizzard Entertainment, distributor of the World of Warcraft game software and the operator of the servers that enable online game play, sought to block the use of automated game playing software by deploying anti-bot software, WoW Warden

No CFAA violation where software licensor with administrative password gave server access to licensor's competitor

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 30 2010

Neither a software licensee, nor a competitor of the software licensor, violated the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act when the competitor accessed a server containing the licensor's proprietary files via a password supplied by the licensee who had been issued an administrative password by the licensor, a district court ruled