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Not all fun and games in copycat litigation
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • USA
  • September 11 2014

The gaming industry (and gamers) will be watching two recent US cases with great anticipation. In these cases, law suits have been brought against

Viacom International Inc. v. YouTube, Inc
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • June 24 2010

Court grants summary judgment for YouTube and Google in copyright infringement action for large amount of copyrighted material on website, holding that defendants are entitled to the DMCA 512(c) safe harbor because they had insufficient notice of the particular infringements

You twit face! Protecting your IP in the world of YouTube, Twitter and Facebook: a practical protection guide for the IP owner
  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • USA
  • January 22 2010

Social media sites such as YouTube, Twitter and Facebook present significant opportunities for individuals and businesses to communicate with extensive numbers of people in ways never before envisioned

Sony BMG Music Entertainment, et al. v. Tenenbaum
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • August 5 2009

In copyright infringement action involving peer-to-peer file sharing, court grants plaintiff record companies’ motion for summary judgment on the issue of defendant’s fair use defense and jury awards plaintiffs $675,000 for willful infringement of 30 copyrighted works

Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc, et al v. Fung, et al
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • January 20 2010

In copyright infringement action against operator of BitTorrent websites, court grants summary judgment to plaintiff movie studios on liability for inducement to infringe

Second Circuit clarifies “use in commerce” requirement for trademark infringement claims involving keyword advertising
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • December 17 2009

On April 3, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed a dismissal by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York of a lawsuit filed by Rescuecom Corp. against Google Inc., thus forcing Google to defend itself and its AdWords and Keyword Suggestion Tool programs against Rescuecom’s allegations of trademark infringement

Summit Entertainment, LLC v. Beckett Media, LLC
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • January 27 2010

Court grants plaintiff’s motion for preliminary injunction in copyright and trademark infringement action against publisher of a Twilight fanzine that used plaintiff’s Twilight trademark as well as images from the Twilight films and promotional images that were taken from plaintiff’s publicity website

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

Court holds "hot news" doctrine not preempted by Copyright Act in internet context; DMCA claim maintained for removal of author information
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • February 23 2009

A federal court in New York has ruled that "hot news" claims for misappropriation of breaking news content brought by the Associated Press (AP) against a news-related website, All Headline News Corp. (AHN) are not preempted by the Copyright Act

Note to musical performersyou are only “entertaining” when you are performing live
  • Dykema Gossett PLLC
  • USA
  • September 5 2014

All of you Vine Starsyou may think you are entertaining with your online performances, but according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO