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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


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


Criminal conviction upheld for modifying videogame console
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • April 30 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently affirmed a defendant's criminal conviction under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act for


Judge Posner solves Sherlock Holmes copyright case
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • July 30 2014

The original character of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes, along with his sidekick, Dr. John H. Watson, are no longer subject to copyright


South Park a parody? No, really?
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • June 28 2012

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled in favor of Viacom and South Park Digital Studios (SPDS), makers of the animated television show South Park, in dismissing a copyright infringement action that was still in the initial pleading stages


Alleged breach of implied-in-fact contract for use of a television show idea not preempted by Copyright Act
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • July 31 2012

In vacating a district court’s grant of a motion to dismiss a breach of contract action against a television studio, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that the Copyright Act does not preempt a breach of an implied-in-fact contract that included a promise to pay for an idea


Judge Posner orders Sherlock Holmes estate to pay attorneys’ fees for “form of extortion”
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • October 1 2014

In another scathing opinion against the Sherlock Holmes estate, Judge Richard A. Posner ordered the estate to pay attorneys’ fees for bringing


The Aereo crashed: cheap internet TV thwarted
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • July 30 2014

The Supreme Court of the United States has now determined that internet streaming services directly infringe the copyrights of several television


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


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