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DMCA safe harbor held to protect content-sharing website

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 31 2012

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed summary judgment in favor of a defendant “video-sharing” website, holding that defendant is protected from liability for copyright infringement under the safe harbor provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA

Acting General Counsel of the NLRB issues second report on social media

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 27 2012

On Wednesday, January 25, 2012, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon released a second report describing social media cases reviewed by his office

Ninth Circuit no friend to Winklevoss twins: Facebook settlement stands

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 29 2011

Putting what appears to be an end to a highly publicized legal battle dramatized in the movie The Social Network, the U.S Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has upheld a $65 million settlement agreement made between brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, their former classmate Divya Narendra, and social-networking website Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg

To track or not to track

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 21 2013

Digital advertising based on tracking users' interests and related privacy concerns have been the subject of many recent news articles. What does

The Aereo crashed: cheap internet TV thwarted

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 30 2014

The Supreme Court of the United States has now determined that internet streaming services directly infringe the copyrights of several television

“Situs of the injury” for exercising personal jurisdiction over defendant for online copyright infringement is location of copyright owner

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 29 2011

In a decision favorable to copyright owners based in the state of New York, the New York State Court of Appeals held that in copyright infringement cases involving the uploading of copyrighted literary works onto the internet, the situs of the injury for purposes of determining personal jurisdiction under New York's long-arm jurisdiction statute is the location of the copyright holder and not the location of the infringing conduct

Lanham Act attorneys’ fees awarded in the absence of damages

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 31 2011

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that even in the absence of an award of damages on a Lanham Act false advertising claim, a party can recover attorneys’ fees after obtaining an injunction that confers substantial benefit to the public

New COPPA parental consent method approved by FTC

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 10 2014

The Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) amended Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule (16 CFR 312 et seq.), effective July 1, 2013

Google Books is fair use and provides “significant public benefits”

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 31 2013

Since 2004, the Google Books project has scanned over 20 million books and has provided digital copies of the books to participating libraries while

FDA issues draft guidance on communications over internet and social media platforms

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 22 2014

On June 17, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) issued two draft guidance documents, providing recommendations for two