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Crossfit legal muscle no match for the “CrossFit Mama”
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • February 25 2014

According to a recent ruling in the US District Court for the Northern District of California, CrossFit may have violated the Digital Millennium


Second Circuit to consider appeal in Aereo case
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • October 31 2012

In March 2012, a group of networks including Fox Television Stations, Inc., Univision Television Group, and American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. sued Aereo, Inc. (Aereo), a subscription service that provides access to broadcast television over the Internet to users’ computers and mobile devices, for copyright infringement in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York


Failure to act in universal furniture case results in store owner facing personal liability for copyright infringement
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • September 4 2013

The Fourth Circuit recently held that the co-owner of a furniture store is personally liable for various copyright infringement claims committed by


Ninth Circuit holds actor in minor role owns independent copyright in performance embodied in motion picture: Garcia v. Google
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • March 3 2014

In a case of first impression, the Ninth Circuit has issued a remarkable decision in which the majority holds that an individual actor's performance


Owners of alleged copyright pirate Megaupload dealt a blow by New Zealand appeals court in ongoing extradition battle
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • New Zealand, USA
  • March 4 2013

A New Zealand court of appeals has handed the US Government a major victory in its ongoing battle to extradite the owners of the foreign corporation


Photographer claims made-for-TV movie infringes his copyrighted photo
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • October 13 2010

In the summer of 2008, a man using the name Clark Rockefeller abducted his daughter Reigh and fled Massachusetts


Copyright infringement in the world of celebrity blogging: X17, inc. v. Hollywood.com, LLC
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • December 14 2010

On November 5, 2010, X17, Inc., a paparazzi photo agency, filed suit against Hollywood.com, LLC, owner, operator, and publisher of a series of popular celebrity fan sites and blogs, including www.hollywood.com and www.worldofjustin.com (dedicated to all things Justin Timberlake


ivi TV: transmission in the second degree or theft in the first?
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2010

ivi, Inc.’s new service, offering live television broadcasts on computers and mobile devices may soon be a thing of the past


US Supreme Court deadlocks in Costco first-sale doctrine case
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • December 22 2010

On December 13, the US Supreme Court deadlocked 4-4 on the question of whether the first-sale doctrine of copyright law applies to genuine goods that are manufactured and sold overseas, but later imported into the United States without the authorization of the copyright owner


Second Circuit reverses YouTube decision in part: DMCA safe harbor might not apply
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • April 6 2012

In a decision with important implications for both content owners and online service providers concerning the availability of safe harbor protection under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. 512), the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated in part, reversed in part, remanded in part, and affirmed in part the summary judgment order of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York issued in favor of the defendant YouTube, Inc. in the case Viacom Int’l, Inc., Football Ass’n Premier League Ltd. v. YouTube, Inc., (No. 07 Civ. 2103, 2010 WL 2532404 (S.D.N.Y. 2010