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No CFAA violation where software licensor with administrative password gave server access to licensor's competitor

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 30 2010

Neither a software licensee, nor a competitor of the software licensor, violated the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act when the competitor accessed a server containing the licensor's proprietary files via a password supplied by the licensee who had been issued an administrative password by the licensor, a district court ruled

Posting entire news article on nonprofit organization's blog constitutes fair use

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 5 2011

The re-posting of an entire news article on the blog of a nonprofit organization is fair use as a matter of law where the purpose was to educate the public, a district court ruled

Google Books settlement would usurp congressional role in revising copyright law

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 5 2011

Judge Chin found that the settlement was not "fair, adequate and reasonable," as required by the federal rules, and suggested that it might be able to be approved if it was changed to an opt-in, rather than an opt-out, settlement

Hot news claim in financial data not preempted by Copyright Act

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 30 2010

A hot news misappropriation claim under New York law alleging that a licensee of financial data improperly shared the data with another business entity is not preempted by the Copyright Act, because the licensor had sufficiently alleged the "extra elements" of a hot news claim, a district court ruled

Mobile carriers not secondarily liable for copyright infringement on multimedia messaging system

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 5 2011

Mobile carriers are not liable for inducing infringement of copyright on their multimedia messaging system because they did not design the system with the object of promoting infringement, nor did they take any specific, affirmative steps to actively encourage or induce infringement by users of the system, a district court ruled in a copyright infringement action brought by a producer of multimedia messaging content

Software licensor's contract prohibition against automated download of support materials does not constitute copyright misuse

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 11 2011

A prohibition in a software license agreement against the use of automated tools to download support materials related to the software is not a misuse of copyright, a district court found

No DMCA or trademark liability for provider of online printing services for removal of material deemed infringing

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 29 2010

An online printing services provider is not liable for removal of user content that it deems infringing or otherwise objectionable, a district court ruled

Company that distributed P2P software secondarily liable for massive infringement by users

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 29 2010

A company that created and distributed a peer-to-peer file-sharing program that was used to distribute unauthorized copies of copyrighted music files on a "massive scale" is secondarily liable for acts of direct infringement on the part of the users of the program, a district court ruled

Music downloader's due process rights violated by copyright statutory damages award of $22,500 per song

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 30 2010

A jury award of $22,500 per song, resulting in a total award of $675,000 in statutory damages against an individual who downloaded copyrighted music files on a peer-to-peer network, violated the individual's due process rights, where he reaped no pecuniary reward from the infringement and the infringement caused the plaintiffs "minimal harm," a district court ruled

Web site operator’s knowledge of “generalized practice” of copyright infringement insufficient to negate DMCA safe harbor

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 29 2010

A Web site operator's knowledge of a "generalized practice" of copyright infringement by users of its service is insufficient to deprive it of the protection of the "safe harbor" provided by Section 512(c) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, a district court ruled