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Fair use update: just because it’s newsworthy doesn’t mean you can put it on the air
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • November 26 2012

A recent decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit strengthens the copyright protection available for previously unpublished materials at the potential expense of the media industry


Second Circuit issues decision in music download case
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2010

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has issued a long-awaited decision confirming that websites that offer music downloads do not need licenses for the copyright public performance right


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


Baseball tickets trigger a big fine for ex-New York governor
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • January 13 2011

On December 20, 2010, the New York State Commission on Public Integrity (the Commission) announced that it had imposed a civil penalty of $62,125 on Governor David A. Paterson "for soliciting, accepting and receiving five complimentary tickets to Game One of the 2009 World Series for himself, two aides, his teenage son and his son's friend."


Ninth Circuit rules that promotional CDs are owned by recipient, may be sold
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2011

In a ruling that could have significant implications for companies that distribute copyrighted merchandise for promotional purposes, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled that compact discs distributed to music critics and DJs for promotional purposes only are owned by the recipient and may be resold or otherwise transferred without the copyright owner's consent pursuant to the "first sale" doctrine of the Copyright Act and the Unordered Merchandise Statute


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


Invasion of privacy exclusion in D&O policy bars coverage for alleged TCPA violations
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • February 18 2014

The United States District Court for the Central District of California has held that an invasion of privacy exclusion in a D&O policy barred


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


Keeping the faith: Ninth Circuit reinstates ban on political and issue ads in public broadcasting
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • January 16 2014

Corporations and advocacy groups seeking to place political and issue advertisements on noncommercial educational TV or radio stations (often


Aereo wins another round in its battle with copyright owners
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • April 2 2013

On Monday, a divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the denial of a preliminary injunction against Aereo, Inc