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No First Amendment violation in statute restoring copyright rights of foreign authors
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2010

An amendment to the Copyright Act that grants copyright protection to various foreign works that were previously in the public domain in the United States is not violative of the First Amendment, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled


Supreme Court clarifies test for patent-eligible processes
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2010

An application designed to hedge risk in the field of commodities trading is ineligible for patent protection because it is an unpatentable abstract idea, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled


No violation of California anti-spam law in transmission of commercial e-mail from multiple domains to bypass spam filters
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2010

A marketer did not violate California anti-spam laws when it sent e-mails from multiple domains in order to bypass spam filters, the California Supreme Court ruled


Warrant required for delayed search of laptop seized at border
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2010

While the search of a laptop computer at a border crossing did not require a search warrant, one of two subsequent warrantless searches of the laptop after it was seized by law enforcement officials violated the Fourth Amendment, a district court ruled


Damage, impairment or interruption of service required to show compensable loss under CFAA
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2010

A compensable "loss" under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is not established by an allegation that a company spent in excess of $5,000 to investigate unauthorized access to its computerized data, where the company failed to show any underlying damage, impairment or interruption of service to a computer or a computer system, a district court held


Second Circuit refers question on situs of copyright injury under New York long-arm statute to New York Court of Appeals
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2010

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has certfied a question concerning the applicability of the New York long-arm statute to online copyright infringement to the New York State Court of Appeals


No Fourth Amendment violation in ISP scanning of user e-mail, and reporting of suspected child pornography in compliance with law
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2010

An Internet service provider that scanned user e-mail in order to screen out images containing child pornography, and reported suspected images in compliance with federal law, was not acting as an agent of law enforcement for Fourth Amendment purposes, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled


Computer file extension functional, therefore not protectable as trademark
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

A computer file extension is inherently functional, therefore a software company that utilizes a particular file extension to designate files that are accessed by its proprietary software may not protect the letters comprising the file extension as a trademark, a district court ruled


Arbitration clause in electronic employment agreement unenforceable where evidence of execution and assent to arbitration were lacking
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

An arbitration clause in an electronic employment agreement cannot be enforced where the employer failed to show by a preponderance of the evidence that the employee electronically executed the agreement, a California appeals court ruled


Limited damages available under DMCA 512(f) for wrongful takedown notice
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

Although DMCA 512(f) allows an award of "any damages" for wrongful removal of alleged infringing material as a result of misrepresentations to a service provider, such damages "must be proximately caused by the misrepresentation to the service provider and the service provider's reliance on the misrepresentation," a district court ruled