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Not all fun and games in copycat litigation

  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 11 2014

The gaming industry (and gamers) will be watching two recent US cases with great anticipation. In these cases, law suits have been brought against

Note to musical performersyou are only “entertaining” when you are performing live

  • Dykema Gossett PLLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 5 2014

All of you Vine Starsyou may think you are entertaining with your online performances, but according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO

You twit face! Protecting your IP in the world of YouTube, Twitter and Facebook: a practical protection guide for the IP owner

  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 22 2010

Social media sites such as YouTube, Twitter and Facebook present significant opportunities for individuals and businesses to communicate with extensive numbers of people in ways never before envisioned

LimeWire lawsuit: the day that free music and music file sharing died?

  • Duane Morris LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 1 2010

LimeWire, a software application that allows for free music and music file sharing over the Internet, has suffered a recent and significant judicial defeat in at the hands of 13 major record companies

Court rules politician's use of music in a political ad is satire, not a fair use parody

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 9 2010

Musician Don Henley sued Charles DeVore, claiming that DeVore violated Henley's copyright in "The Boys of Summer" and "All She Wants To Do Is Dance."

Capitol Records Inc., et al. v. Thomas-Rasset

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 27 2010

In peer-to-peer copyright infringement action, court grants defendant’s motion for remittitur and reduces jury’s statutory damage award from $1,920,000 to $54,000 after holding that jury’s statutory damages award is shocking and unjust; court concludes that treble the minimum statutory damages amount of $750 per song is the maximum amount the jury could properly have awarded

Frayne v. Chicago 2016, 2009 WL 65236 (N.D. Ill. Jan. 8, 2009)

  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 13 2009

The Northern District of Illinois dismissed plaintiff's two declaratory judgment claims relating to reverse domain name hijacking

Limited damages available under DMCA 512(f) for wrongful takedown notice

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 14 2010

Although DMCA 512(f) allows an award of "any damages" for wrongful removal of alleged infringing material as a result of misrepresentations to a service provider, such damages "must be proximately caused by the misrepresentation to the service provider and the service provider's reliance on the misrepresentation," a district court ruled

Barclays Capital Inc., et al. v. Theflyonthewall.com

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 24 2010

After a bench trial, the district court entered judgment in favor of plaintiff financial institutions on their claims of copyright infringement and "hot news misappropriation" against online aggregator of financial information

Atlantic Recording Corporation, et al. v. Howell

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 7 2008

The federal district court in Arizona denied the plaintiff record companies’ motion for summary judgment in this peer-to-peer file sharing copyright infringement case on several grounds