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No “safe harbor” for BitTorrent website operator

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 30 2013

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a summary judgment ruling in favor of seven film studios finding that the defendant induced

FTC updates guidelines for making proper disclosures in digital advertising

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 22 2013

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released updated guidance on how to make online advertising and marketing disclosures "clear and conspicuous"

Statutory provision on royalty judges violates appointments clause

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 30 2012

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the position of Copyright Royalty Judges (CRJs) violates the Appointments Clause of the U.S. Constitution, but remedied the violation by invalidating and severing restrictions on the Librarian of Congress’s ability to remove the CRJs

Federal Circuit affirms jury verdict of invalidity based on on-sale bar and public use

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 28 2012

Affirming the district court’s judgment, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit cleared Facebook of allegations of patent infringement, finding that that the patent in suit was invalid under 35 U.S.C. 102(b) because the patentee’s product which embodied the patented subject matter was on sale and in public use more than one year before the filing of the patent

Collecting and selling data mined from social media sites covered by FCRA

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 25 2012

On June 12, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a settlement with Spokeo, Inc., a data broker that compiles and sells detailed information profiles on consumers, in connection with claims that Spokeo violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the FTC’s Endorsement Guidelines

How deep is the safe harbor?

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 30 2012

In a case that has now been in litigation for more than five years, and in an appeal that drew close to a hundred amici briefs, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has explained its position on the contours of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act's (DCMA's) safe harbor provision that limits the liability of online service providers who permit users to post content on their websites

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

Internet advertising method found to be patent-eligible

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

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that a method for distributing online media to consumers by having the consumer first watch a paid advertisement constitutes patent-eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. 101

Constitutional challenge to (file sharing) damage award rebuffed

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

The U. S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit was less sympathetic than the district court to a Boston College graduate student who was found to have used file sharing software to distribute copyrighted music, concluding that the district court erred in reducing the damage award based on due process concerns