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Network interference - a legal guide to the commercial risks and rewards of the social media phenomenon

  • Reed Smith LLP
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  • European Union, Global, United Kingdom, USA
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  • April 22 2014

Social media is a revolution in the way in which corporations communicate with consumers. This White Paper will help you to maximise the huge

Using copyright to protect your brand’s characters

  • Venable LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 17 2014

In advertising when one says "Brand Protection", they instinctively think of trademark protection. An often overlooked tool is copyright protection

Conan Doyle’s quixotic attempt to protect Sherlock Holmes

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 15 2014

Led by Judge Richard Posner, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently refused what Posner called a "quixotic" attempt to extend copyright law

Supreme Court rules Aereo in violation of copyright laws

  • Reed Smith LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 17 2014

The US Supreme Court has reversed a Second Circuit decision and held that Aereo's service of providing mini-antennae to its thousands of customers to receive over-the-air broadcasts counted as a public performance of those broadcasts under the Copyright Act

Following loss before the Supreme Court, Aereo astonishes broadcasters with new legal strategy

  • DLA Piper LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 22 2014

Shortly after its highly publicized loss before the US Supreme Court, which appeared to doom its over-the-air television Internet streaming business

IP industry summary: Posner explains “elementary” jurisdiction and copyright law to Sherlock Holmes estate

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 18 2014

When Holmes scholar Klinger published his first Study in Sherlock book, he paid a royalty to the estate of Conan Doyle, the author of Sherlock

YouTube, Facebook, Netflix liable to pay for music in Canada rules Copyright Board

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
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  • July 21 2014

On Friday, the Copyright Board released a decision and certified two SOCAN tariffs, Tariffs 22.D.1 (Internet - Online Audiovisual Services) and 22.D

Legislative update: HR 4103, the “American Royalties Too Act” to be considered next week, gains sponsors

  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 17 2014

On February 26, 2014, Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) introduced the "American Royalties Too Act"House Resolution 4103. HR 4103 was

Broadcasting: post-Murphy: the territorial TV sports licensing landscape

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • July 15 2014

This article looks at the impact the European Commission inquiry into TV licensing arrangements with Hollywood film studios could have on sport's TV

Copyright, streaming websites and website blocking orders: where are we now?

  • Wedlake Bell
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 18 2014

In the recent case of Paramount Home Entertainment International Ltd and others v British Sky Broadcasting Ltd and others1, the High Court granted