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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


Browsewrap attorney fee provision between business parties violates Ohio public policy
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2010

An attorney fee provision in a browsewrap license agreement between commercial parties is unenforceable under Ohio law, even though a jury found that the agreement had been breached, because the attorney fee provision was not the product of "free and understanding negotiation," a district court ruled


No CFAA violation where software licensor with administrative password gave server access to licensor's competitor
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2010

Neither a software licensee, nor a competitor of the software licensor, violated the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act when the competitor accessed a server containing the licensor's proprietary files via a password supplied by the licensee who had been issued an administrative password by the licensor, a district court ruled


Music downloader's due process rights violated by copyright statutory damages award of $22,500 per song
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2010

A jury award of $22,500 per song, resulting in a total award of $675,000 in statutory damages against an individual who downloaded copyrighted music files on a peer-to-peer network, violated the individual's due process rights, where he reaped no pecuniary reward from the infringement and the infringement caused the plaintiffs "minimal harm," a district court ruled


No DMCA or trademark liability for provider of online printing services for removal of material deemed infringing
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2010

An online printing services provider is not liable for removal of user content that it deems infringing or otherwise objectionable, a district court ruled


Company that distributed P2P software secondarily liable for massive infringement by users
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2010

A company that created and distributed a peer-to-peer file-sharing program that was used to distribute unauthorized copies of copyrighted music files on a "massive scale" is secondarily liable for acts of direct infringement on the part of the users of the program, a district court ruled


Web site operator’s knowledge of “generalized practice” of copyright infringement insufficient to negate DMCA safe harbor
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2010

A Web site operator's knowledge of a "generalized practice" of copyright infringement by users of its service is insufficient to deprive it of the protection of the "safe harbor" provided by Section 512(c) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, a district court ruled


No fair use defense for online post of 21-page book excerpt
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2011

The blog posting of images of 21 pages of a soon-to-be-published book is not protected by the fair use doctrine and thus may be temporarily enjoined, a district court ruled


Music downloads and ringtones are licensed, not sold, under royalty agreement
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2011

Sales of music by digital downloads and by ringtones sold through carriers must be accounted to an artist under a royalty contract with a recording company as licenses rather than sales of the music, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled


Implied license, fair use, held meritorious defenses in online newspaper article copyright infringement action
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2011

The implied license and fair use defenses raised by the operator of an online forum are meritorious defenses that warrant reopening a default judgment for copyright infringement, a district court ruled