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IRS Campaign Focuses on Definition of “Qualified Film” Under Section 199
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • March 9 2017

On January 31, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced 13 Large Business & International (LB&I) “campaigns.” One campaign targets deductions


It’s the words, not the ideas, that are copyrightable
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • August 29 2013

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit dismissed a lawsuit claiming that Elton John and his songwriter partner Bernie Taupin had


FCC adopts MedRadio Service for wireless medical devices
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • March 26 2009

The FCC also proposed new rules for implantable wireless neuromuscular micro-stimulation devices


Google Books is transformative and therefore a fair use
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • November 30 2015

Addressing the boundaries of fair use in Copyright Law, the U.S. Court of Appeals for Second Circuit found that the making of digital copies of tens


FCC adopts new mobile radio rules, seeks comment on additional changes
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • April 19 2010

While a number of changes to the FCC's Part 90 rules governing PLMR and CMRS services are scheduled to go into effect on May 14, 2010, interested parties also have until that date to comment on additional, proposed rules


Statements regarding live scientific debate still subject to false advertising claim
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • January 29 2015

According to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, even if scientific claims are the subject of live scientific debates, that status will


D.C. Circuit limits discovery and joinder for downloading "swarms"
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • June 27 2014

Deciding a case that involves issues of discovery and joinder, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit addressed issues presented by so-called


Stop the music (or be vicariously liable)
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • July 30 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit found a restaurant owner personally liable where the restaurant played recorded and live music


Use of third-party artwork in video backdrop is fair use
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • September 30 2013

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed that the unauthorized use of an artist’s illustration in a video backdrop featured in rock


Not every magazine use is fair
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • September 28 2012

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit sided with a TV news reporter, concluding that the publication, by Hustler magazine, of semi-nude photos of the reporter (which were owned by the reporter) was a copyright infringement and was a commercial use beyond the scope of a fair use defense