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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

“Hot news” cannot be enjoined under misappropriation claim

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

In a case that attracted significant amici attention, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, invoking the copyright law principal of preemption, vacated an injunction against an internet news service that was based on a tort claim of misappropriation

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

DMCA safe harbor analysis now the same in both Ninth and Second Circuits

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

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has withdrawn its 2011 opinion applying the "safe harbor" provision of the Digital Millennium

Second Circuit revives copyright infringement suit against non-resident for uploading copyrighted material online

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 30 2011

Employing the standard set out by the New York Court of Appeals in internet copyright infringement cases, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has revived a copyright infringement suit brought by a New York resident against a non-resident based upon defendant’s alleged uploading of copyrighted materials onto the internet

Vicarious copyright infringement requires a showing of supervision or control

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

In an opinion that elaborates on the degree of third-party supervision required in order to attach vicarious copyright infringement liability, the U.S

Web-linking is not necessarily copying

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

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has determined that an entity that provides a link to copyrighted material should not be held liable as a contributory copyright infringer if users of the site bookmarked, but did not upload, the copyrighted material to the site servers

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

Next time, buy the CDs

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

Following the lead of other courts addressing statutory penalties for illegal music downloading, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Second Circuit refuses to enjoin Aereo’s internet streaming of broadcast television

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

Addressing the legality of a streaming TV service that provides internet-streaming of broadcast television programming, the U.S. Court of Appeals for