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Trademark owner's reports of infringing goods to online auction anti-infringement program protected by “interested party” privilege from defamation claim
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

A trademark owner's reports of infringing goods to an online auction's anti-infringement program were privileged under California law, a district court ruled


Near $2 million copyright damages verdict against non-commercial file-sharing defendant remitted as “gross injustice”
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

A $1,920,000 jury award of copyright damages against a "non-commercial individual" for distributing 24 copyrighted songs on a file-sharing network is a "gross injustice" that warrants remitting the verdict to three times the minimum statutory damages of $750 per song, or $2,250 per song ($54,000), a district court ruled


Unauthorized sharing of copyrighted music files on P2P file-sharing network not protected by fair use defense
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

A party who made copies of music recordings and shared them with other parties on a peer-to-peer file-sharing network is not protected by the defense of fair use, a district court ruled


Forum selection clause in Google AdWords agreement applies to claims against Google for prior conduct
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

The scope of the forum selection clause in the agreement applicable to the Google Adwords program extends to a plaintiff's dispute with Google over conduct predating the execution of the Adwords agreement, a district court ruled


Depiction of student athlete in videogame deemed actionable under California right of publicity statute
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

The inclusion of a character in a videogame that corresponded to a student athlete is actionable under the California right of publicity statute, a district court held


College student's innocent infringer defense for copying and distributing phonorecords on P2P network foreclosed by copyright notices
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

A college student found liable for copyright infringement for making digital copies of copyrighted phonorecords and sharing them on a P2P file-sharing network is not entitled to the mitigation of statutory damages under Copyright Act 504(c)(2) for innocent infringement, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled


Jury picked and trial commences in SCO v. Novell UNIX code copyright ownership dispute
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • March 10 2010

The back story to the dispute between The SCO Group and Novell, Inc., over the ownership of copyrights to UNIX source code is lengthy indeed


Federal lawsuit alleges infringement of minors' New York right of publicity by Facebook "like" and "friend finder" features
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 19 2011

In what may represent a new wave in an interesting challenge to the viral nature of social media marketing, a recently filed putative class action asserts a right of publicity claim against Facebook in connection with the service's "Like" and "Friend Finder" features


What can we learn from the SCO litigations?
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • June 17 2010

Last week, the district court in SCO, Inc. v. Novell (D. Utah), the current act in the long-running drama of the SCO litigations aimed at the Linux operating system, refused to grant SCO's motion to set aside the jury verdict rendered last March


Disclosure of third-party monitoring in ISP subscriber agreement, privacy policy, deemed consent to interception under ECPA
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2011

Disclosures in an Internet service provider's subscriber agreement and privacy policy concerning third-party monitoring of subscriber Internet activity constituted sufficient notice of and assent to the deployment and use of "deep packet inspection" technology, a district court held