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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.”

Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., et al. v. Fung, et al.

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 26 2010

In a case arising out of the infringing use of BitTorrent technology, the court grants plaintiff copyright holders a permanent injunction against defendants, finding that plaintiffs met all of the factors for a permanent injunction under eBay

Viacom International Inc., et al. v. YouTube Inc., et al

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 9 2008

In this closely followed action brought against YouTube and Google and testing the limits of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s safe harbor provisions, among other things, the District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a ruling on several of the plaintiffs’ discovery requests

UMG v. Augusto: allowing the sale of promotional CDs under the first sale doctrine could affect much more than the music industry

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 17 2008

In a decision that could have far-reaching implications for technology licenses of all types, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California recently held that the first sale doctrine permits a recipient of promotional CDs to sell them online without violating the license pursuant to which the CDs were distributed and without being liable for copyright infringement

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

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

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."

Trademark keyword advertising: Google rebounds to successfully defend AdWords program

  • Lewis Roca Rothgerber
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 6 2010

On April 28, 2010, the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia granted summary judgment in favor of Google that its use and sale of "Rosetta Stone" as a keyword in its Adwords program did not infringe upon the Rosetta Stone trademark for language instruction software products

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

Jury says Cox did not infringe Verizon VoIP patents

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 10 2008

In another patent-related legal development, a district court jury found that voice-over-Internet protocol (VoIP) services offered by Cox Communications, one of the nation’s largest cable operators, do not infringe upon VoIP technology patents held by Verizon Communications