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ABC v. Aereo: what the Supreme Court decided - and what it did not

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 25 2014

On June 25, 2014, a 6-3 majority of the Supreme Court held that Aereo's service that allows customers to view over-the-air TV broadcasts via the

Registration for collective works can operate to register component works

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 10 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently ruled that registration of a collective work can operate to register both the collective

Supreme Court's Petrella decision eliminates the laches defense as an absolute bar to copyright claims

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 20 2014

In the coming months, authors of copyrighted materials may begin resurrecting long buried works and asserting infringement claims against current

Supreme Court’s Lexmark decision creates uniform federal false advertising standing requirement

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 27 2014

On March 25, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Lexmark International v. Static Control Components, ruling that Static Control may proceed with

Advanced copyright issues on the internet

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 10 2014

Over the years, the Internet has become the basic foundational infrastructure for the global movement of data of all kinds. With continued growth at

Google wins summary judgment in Books case

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 15 2013

Round one of the long-fought Google Books case has ended in a summary judgment victory for defendant Google. The Federal District Court for the

Electronic transfer of copyright approved by Fourth Circuit

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 25 2013

The Fourth Circuit has confirmed what many copyright holders have long hoped was true: That copyright interests can be validly transferred through

Ninth Circuit finds fair use of street art in concert backdrop

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 12 2013

On Wednesday, August 7, 2013, in what it called a "close and difficult case," a unanimous Ninth Circuit panel held that the band Green Day's

Ninth Circuit assesses use of player likenesses in video games

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 6 2013

On Wednesday, July 31, 2013, the Ninth Circuit issued two opinions assessing the parameters of use of individual player likenesses in video games in

Ninth Circuit opens new questions in copyright law in denying Fox's request to enjoin Dish Network's ad-skipping service

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 26 2013

Fox Broadcasting Company v. Dish Network LLC marks the latest effort by content providers to seek redress for business harm arising from ad-skipping