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Virginia court dismisses webcaster’s suit concerning geofencing workaround to copyright royalty obligations
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • February 24 2015

We previously wrote about a Virginia federal magistrate judge's report recommending dismissal of a declaratory judgment action brought by several


Who exactly is a ‘user’ under the DMCA safe harbor?
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 11 2015

The DMCA was enacted in 1998 to preserve "strong incentives for service providers and copyright owners to cooperate to detect and deal with copyright


Supreme Court rejects Google’s appeal in Java API dispute
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • June 30 2015

On Monday, the Supreme Court denied certiorari in Google's appeal of the Federal Circuit's 2014 ruling that that the declaring code and the structure


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


Mobile carriers not secondarily liable for copyright infringement on multimedia messaging system
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 5 2011

Mobile carriers are not liable for inducing infringement of copyright on their multimedia messaging system because they did not design the system with the object of promoting infringement, nor did they take any specific, affirmative steps to actively encourage or induce infringement by users of the system, a district court ruled in a copyright infringement action brought by a producer of multimedia messaging content


Under New York long-arm statute, copyright owner's location is situs of copyright harm from online infringement
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 5 2011

Under N.Y.C.P.L.R. 302(a)(3)(ii), which provides for long-arm jurisdiction in cases involving out-of-state tortious acts that cause harm within the State, where unauthorized copies of copyrighted works are posted on Web sites outside New York, the situs of the resulting injury is the location of the copyright owner


U.S. Supreme Court grants review of statute restoring copyright in public domain works
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 5 2011

The questions presented are whether the Progress Clause of the United States Constitution prohibits Congress from taking works out of the public domain, and whether Section 514 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act of 1994 violates the First Amendment of the United States Constitution


Posting entire news article on nonprofit organization's blog constitutes fair use
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 5 2011

The re-posting of an entire news article on the blog of a nonprofit organization is fair use as a matter of law where the purpose was to educate the public, a district court ruled


Google Books settlement would usurp congressional role in revising copyright law
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 5 2011

Judge Chin found that the settlement was not "fair, adequate and reasonable," as required by the federal rules, and suggested that it might be able to be approved if it was changed to an opt-in, rather than an opt-out, settlement


Transfer of packaged software was a license, not a sale, under copyright first sale doctrine
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2011

A transaction involving the transfer of packaged software from a developer to a user was a license, not a sale, under the copyright first sale doctrine, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled