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Judge orders ivi to cease streaming broadcast channels without consent
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2011

A U.S. District Court judge took a major step toward preventing unauthorized distribution of broadcast content online, issuing a preliminary injunction on February 22, 2011 against Internet video distributor ivi


Unmasking anonymous posters
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • October 27 2009

Media outlets increasingly are faced with a "new" kind of subpoenaone that seeks the identity of persons who have posted information anonymously to the media company’s website, blog or chat room


For the first time the FTC indicates that media companies are subject to challenge for deceptive advertising
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2007

In its history, the Federal Trade Commission has never sued a media company for running an allegedly deceptive advertisement for someone else's product or service


No coverage for class action where all claims were first made or related back to claims first made prior to the policy period
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • January 27 2014

Applying Michigan law, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan has held that an art gallery's professional liability


Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals finds public television ban for issue and political advertisements unconstitutional
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • May 17 2012

On April 12, 2012, a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in Minority Television Project v. FCC that the Communications Act’s ban on noncommercial broadcast stations airing political and issue advertising violated the First Amendment


Broadcasters found unlikely to succeed in suit against internet television streaming service
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • July 20 2012

A federal court in New York has rejected a preliminary injunction motion brought by major U.S. broadcasters to stop Aereo, Inc. from providing realtime internet access to broadcast television programming without permission from the relevant copyright owners


Supreme Court reiterates that federal agencies must give fair notice prior to enforcing regulations
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • August 24 2012

Two recent Supreme Court decisions have affirmed regulated industries' right to fair notice of federal agencies' interpretations of the laws they implement


Professional services exclusion ambiguous as to service not specified within exclusion
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • December 13 2012

A New York trial court has held that a professional services exclusion is ambiguous as applied to art authentication services where the exclusion lists other unrelated services as examples of excluded activity


Federal Circuit patent bulletin: Starhome GmbH v. AT&T Mobility LLC
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • February 25 2014

"A construction that excludes a preferred embodiment 'is rarely, if ever, correct and would require highly persuasive evidentiary support.'" On


Virginia radio stations seek judgment to avoid internet streaming royalties
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • May 2 2014

Radio stations streamed over the Internet that restrict their audience to a 150-mile radius through geo-fencing should not have to pay copyright