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What you don't know about IP protection for social games can hurt you

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 21 2011

Copying within the games industry is prevalent

Advertisers beware: it’s not easy being ‘green’ when regulators are watching

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 1 2010

A store in San Francisco recently received a makeover: a new coat of ecrucolored paint, a large green-colored logo and the addition of the term GREEN to its previous store name

Court: implementing proper DMCA policy provides website operators ‘safe harbor’ from copyright infringement

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 28 2010

Google has prevailed in the closely watched lawsuit against its YouTube website by Viacom, with the federal district court granting summary judgment in favor of Google

Court says Copyright Royalty Board can legally set webcasters' royalty payments

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 25 2010

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled that the Copyright Royalty Board is constitutional

10 frequently asked questions about virtual worlds

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 18 2009

Internet techonology is on the cusp of a transformation as significant as the popularization of the World Wide Web in the 1990s

Internet radio royalty dispute reaching endfor now

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 18 2009

The long-running battle over royalties owed by webcasterscompanies that broadcast music over the Internettook several significant leaps towards conclusion last month with important developments both inside and outside of the courtroom

Licensing and royalty requirements for webcasters: details and deadlines

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 24 2009

This Advisory is intended specifically to help guide individuals and companies, that wish to distribute recorded music over the Internet for pleasure or profit, through the maze of licenses and royalties required for such "webcasting" activities

Trademark claims against virtual world strip club denied on 1st Amendment grounds

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 20 2009

A court has ruled that incorporating into a video game a virtual strip club with a similar look and feel to the real thing has artistic relevance and that similarities between the real and virtual strip clubs were not explicitly misleading

Congress gives SoundExchange and webcasters authority to settle royalty rates

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 1 2008

On September 30, the U.S. Senate approved the Webcaster Settlement Act of 2008, a bill giving SoundExchange and webcasters authority to finalize an agreement on performance royalty rates

Internet music breakthrough: industry groups agree on mechanical royalties for interactive streaming and limited downloads

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 24 2008

On Tuesday, September 23, 2008, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the Digital Media Association (DiMA), the National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA) and several songwriters' associations announced the details of a landmark deal on mechanical royalties for interactive music streaming and limited music downloads