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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

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."

Maverick Recording Co., et al. v. Harper

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 3 2010

Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court’s decision granting summary judgment to plaintiff record companies for copyright infringement, based on defendant individual’s sharing of digital audio files, but reversed the lower court’s determination that the defendant was an “innocent infringer.”

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

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

Football Assoc. v. YouTube statutory damages booted for unregistered foreign works

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 6 2009

YouTube and its parent Google face copyright infringement lawsuits on a number of fronts, including by the English Football Association Premier League

Dancing babies and news bloggers two American copyright tales

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 1 2008

Two recent copyright claims in the US have raised some interesting issues relating to publication of material on the internet

Settlement Google news case

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 29 2007

A highly publicized case that has been going on for the last two years in which the large international service, Agence France-Presse, sued Google Inc. claiming Google, through Google News, infringed on its copyrights was settled last week

Fifty Shades of Grey and fan fiction: do you own your user-generated content?

  • Duane Morris LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 12 2013

The book series Fifty Shades of Grey and social media user "terms of service" might not seem to naturally intersect. After all, one is about being

Summary judgment for YouTube demonstrates importance of complying with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 28 2010

A New York Federal Court Order granted summary judgment in favor of Google, and its subsidiary YouTube, demonstrating the potency of the "safe harbor" protection given to websites by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"