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Caveat for copyright holders: don’t sit on your claims
  • Fredrikson & Byron PA
  • USA
  • October 24 2012

Copyright owners face many challenges in this digital age, not the least of which is the ease with which creative works like music and movies are illegally distributed over the internet

Embedded liability? Site owners may not be liable for user links to infringing content
  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • USA
  • October 4 2012

Last month, artist Christopher Boffoli filed suit against Twitter for contributory copyright infringement, alleging it failed to take down unauthorized copies of his images posted on Twitter and to disable tweets linking to or promoting those and other unauthorized copies

George clooney, Julia Roberts file right-to-privacy and unfair competition action against Kennesaw-based projector seller and "John Does 1-20"
  • Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP
  • USA
  • October 16 2012

On October 12, 2012, Hollywood celebrities George Clooney and Julia Roberts filed suit in the Atlanta Division against Digital Projection, Inc. ("DPI"), a seller of projectors and related items based in Kennesaw, Georgia

Sports agent non-compete and trade secrets dispute heats up in California
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • October 19 2012

With the NBA basketball season almost upon us, a high profile legal battle between an aspiring NBA sports agent and his former agency continues to heat up in Los Angeles federal court

Under threat of sanctions, Twitter discloses Occupy Wall Street protester’s messages to court
  • Fredrikson & Byron PA
  • USA
  • September 18 2012

In a recent post, we discussed how courts around the country have been ordering parties to turn over social media accounts during litigation

Whoa Nelly: Furtado and Timbaland defeat copyright claim as plaintiff fails to show evidence
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • September 18 2012

In what might have otherwise been a legitimate case of copyright infringement, Kernel Recordsthe plaintiff in Kernel Records Oy v. Timothy Mosley et al., had its case tossed out because of an evidentiary failure

Science publishers voluntarily dismiss part of copyright infringement case against law firm
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 20 2012

The companies that claim law firms violate their copyrights in scientific articles when the firms submit copies of the articles with patent applications to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office have sought leave to amend their complaint by withdrawing these claims but will move forward with claims that additional copies the firms make infringe the companies’ copyrights

VPPA class action against Hulu survives
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • May 5 2014

On April 28, the Northern District of California granted in part and denied in part Hulu's motion for summary judgment over allegations that it

California Court to consider whether Universal’s “Section 6” screenplay infringes MGM’s James Bond copyrights
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • May 1 2014

It has been nearly two decades since the District Court for the Central District of California ruled that the James Bond character is protected under

Federal district court refuses to enjoin DISH Network’s advanced DVR and ad-skipping services
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • November 29 2012

The United States District Court for the Central District of California has denied a motion by Fox Broadcasting Company, Inc. for a preliminary injunction against Dish Network’s advanced DVR service and its associated ad-skipping functionality