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Music publishers bring contributory copyright claims against ISP for infringing activities of subscribers
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • December 2 2014

In a novel lawsuit that tests the bounds of service provider liability, two music publishers brought suit against an ISP for contributory copyright


Emerging technology and existing law: can geofencing provide radio webcasters a workaround of digital performance royalties?
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • October 3 2014

New technology continues to generate business models that test the limits of intellectual property laws enacted before such technologies were ever


European Court of Justice rules on copyright status of computer programming languages and functionality
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • May 7 2012

In a jury room in San Francisco, jurors in Oracle, Inc. v. Google, Inc. have been toiling over complicated issues related to the copyrightability of the Java computer programming language, and they may well return a verdict before the ink is dry on this post


Oracle v. Google judge writes the book on software programming copyright for now, anyway
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • June 6 2012

The trial in the dispute between Oracle and Google over the use of Java technology in the Android operating system is over, and the greatly anticipated ruling on copyright in the Java Application Programming Interface (API) has issued


Videogame app developer breaks the rules on copyright infringement
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • June 19 2012

Desiree Golden, a recent college graduate, wanted to aim at the big money that can be made in app development


The Righthaven lawsuits: what is fair use of online publications?
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • February 24 2011

Righthaven LLC is an intellectual property enforcement firm that was formed by a group of copyright attorneys and Stephens Media, the publisher of the Law Vegas Review-Journal


Ninth Circuit rules on license conditions versus contract covenants in dispute over World of Warcraft bots - MDY v. Blizzard, part I
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 3 2011

Playing World of Warcraft, the world's most popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), can be, well, a drag


Ninth Circuit says DMCA anticircumvention provision gives new, access-prevention right to copyright owners - MDY v. Blizzard, part II
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 4 2011

As we related in Part I of this post, Blizzard Entertainment, distributor of the World of Warcraft game software and the operator of the servers that enable online game play, sought to block the use of automated game playing software by deploying anti-bot software, WoW Warden


Access to licensed software by attorneys acting for benefit of licensee breached license agreement
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2011

Use of licensed software by attorneys acting for the benefit of a licensee of the software breached the terms of the license agreement, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled


Software licensor's contract prohibition against automated download of support materials does not constitute copyright misuse
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2011

A prohibition in a software license agreement against the use of automated tools to download support materials related to the software is not a misuse of copyright, a district court found