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U.S. Court of Appeals ruling protects ISPs from copyright infringement

  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
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  • USA
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  • April 17 2013

Internet service providers faced with possible copyright infringement lawsuits are cheering a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth

Viacom Int’l Inc. v. YouTube, Inc., 2013 WL 1689071 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 18, 2013)

  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • June 25 2013

Plaintiff Viacom International Inc. (“Viacom”) owns several large television and movie production studios, including Comedy Central and MTV. Defendant

Court closes the book on copyright infringement claim - rules social media website not liable for users’ bookmarks

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 8 2012

In vacating an order for a preliminary injunction, Judge Posner of the Seventh Circuit ruled that a social-bookmarking service was not liable for contributory copyright infringement when it allowed its users to “bookmark” videos owned by the plaintiff. In Flava Works, Inc. v. Gunter, No. 11-3190, 2012 WL 3124826 (7th Cir. Aug. 2, 2012), video producer Flava Works sued myVidster for contributory copyright infringement

Facebook permits photo commentary, sparks interesting IP and advertising questions

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • July 30 2013

Facebook is constantly expanding the ways in which users can interact with the social media platform. Recently, it is has begun to permit users to

Ninth Circuit stretches copyright law to "err on the side of life"

  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 6 2014

In a ruling sure to puzzle copyright attorneys for years to come, the Ninth Circuit forced Google Inc. to remove a controversial video, "Innocence of

Internet content providers beware: you could end up in New York

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 30 2011

In a recent decision expanding jurisdiction over Internet activity, the New York Court of Appeals in response to a question certified by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that, for purposes of determining jurisdiction under New York’s long-arm statute in a copyright infringement action, the location of the copyright holder is the situs of injury under N.Y. C.P.L.R. 302(a)(3)(ii) where the claims involved the uploading of copyrighted literary works onto the Internet

Social media - managing the risk that comes with opportunity

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 25 2011

One of the more interesting panels at last week's Ragatz Fractional Interest Conference was titled "Creating a Social Media Strategy."

Google Books a big win

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • November 27 2013

Google won a major victory in the Southern District of New York this month when the court ruled that its program to digitize copyrighted books and

Making music rights manageable in a digital world - issues identified in commerce department "green paper" on copyright policy

  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 21 2013

No one ever claimed that music royalties are easy to understand, especially in the digital age when nice, neat definitions that had grown up over

“I scream, you scream, we all scream foristream!” Aereo online video streaming case heads to Supreme Court

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 23 2014

Agreeing to decide a case involving one of the most contentious and unresolved issues in copyright law, the Supreme Court recently announced that it