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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

Not all fun and games in copycat litigation

  • King & Wood Mallesons
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  • USA
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  • 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

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

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

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

Reinhardt v Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, et al

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 30 2008

The federal district court for the Southern District of New York dismissed a copyright infringement lawsuit brought by Richard “Richie Ramone” Reinhardt, former member of the band the Ramones, against Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Apple Inc., and Real Networks Inc. and others involved in the exploitation of songs authored by members of the Ramones over digital downloads of six songs he allegedly authored while a member of the Ramones

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

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • 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

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

Viacom International Inc. v. YouTube, Inc

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

Court grants summary judgment for YouTube and Google in copyright infringement action for large amount of copyrighted material on website, holding that defendants are entitled to the DMCA 512(c) safe harbor because they had insufficient notice of the particular infringements

Google class action settlement: are you in or are you out?

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 23 2009

If you are a copyright owner, author or publisher, there’s a very good chance your rights may be affected by the proposed settlement agreement in the class action lawsuit against Google