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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


Landmark open source lawsuit ends with settlement
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • February 24 2010

A dispute between a proprietary software company and the Java Model Railroad Interface (JMRI) open source project has ended with a settlement, the JRMI project announced on February 17


Limited damages available under DMCA 512(f) for wrongful takedown notice
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

Although DMCA 512(f) allows an award of "any damages" for wrongful removal of alleged infringing material as a result of misrepresentations to a service provider, such damages "must be proximately caused by the misrepresentation to the service provider and the service provider's reliance on the misrepresentation," a district court ruled


Floor plans in online database not protectable under copyright law
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

Copying of floor plans that were collected from third parties and compiled into an online database is not actionable under copyright law, a district court ruled


Operator of BitTorrent P2P file-sharing network induced copyright infringement and is ineligible for DMCA safe harbors
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

The operator of a file-sharing network that utilized the BitTorrent file-sharing technology is secondarily liable for inducing copyright infringement by users of the network, a district court ruled


No bad faith in filing takedown notice where resolution of intellectual property rights underlying DMCA claim involved complex and novel legal issues
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

A party who filed a takedown notice under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act seeking removal of a Web site in which he claimed copyright ownership did not act in bad faith where the resolution of the intellectual property rights underlying his claim involved complex and novel issues, a district court ruled


In assessing employee status in copyright ownership disputes, technology start-ups are a special case, says the Ninth Circuit
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 8 2010

A technology start-up company can be an informal environment - both Apple Computer and Hewlett-Packard famously started out in garages, and Yahoo!, Google and Facebook were developed, initially at least, in college dorm rooms


Computer file extension functional, therefore not protectable as trademark
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

A computer file extension is inherently functional, therefore a software company that utilizes a particular file extension to designate files that are accessed by its proprietary software may not protect the letters comprising the file extension as a trademark, a district court ruled


Novell prevails in jury trial on ownership of UNIX copyrights
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • March 30 2010

The jury in The SCO Group v. Novell, Inc. litigation over ownership of the copyrights in UNIX source code has ruled in favor of Novell, the company announced on its blog this afternoon