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TMT China Brief SummerFall 2016
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • China, Hong Kong, Singapore, USA
  • September 20 2016

On 6 July 2016, a second draft of the Cyber Security Law (Draft 2) was released to the public for comment following its second reading by the


Barclays Capital Inc., et al. v. Theflyonthewall.com
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • March 24 2010

After a bench trial, the district court entered judgment in favor of plaintiff financial institutions on their claims of copyright infringement and "hot news misappropriation" against online aggregator of financial information


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


Maverick Recording Co., et al. v. Harper
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • March 3 2010

Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court’s decision granting summary judgment to plaintiff record companies for copyright infringement, based on defendant individual’s sharing of digital audio files, but reversed the lower court’s determination that the defendant was an “innocent infringer.”


DC court issues injunction against FilmOn X for its Aereo-like tv-streaming service - increasing legal confusion over TV public performance rights
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • September 16 2013

The US District Court in Washington DC issued a decision earlier this month, enjoining the operation of the television streaming service FilmOn X


The myth of free use of social media content
  • Thompson Coburn LLP
  • USA
  • July 11 2013

Many people assume that social media embodies a big twist a broad exemption from legal liability, for everyone's benefit. There seems to be a


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


Lenz v. Universal Music Corp., et al.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • November 12 2008

The district court denied Universal Music Corp.’s request for an interlocutory appeal relating to the court’s August 20, 2008, order in which the court held that a copyright owner, in order to proceed in good faith under the DMCA, must consider whether an individual’s use of a copyrighted work is a fair use before sending a take-down notice


Court says Copyright Royalty Board can legally set webcasters' royalty payments
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • February 25 2010

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled that the Copyright Royalty Board is constitutional


Trademark keyword advertising: Google rebounds to successfully defend AdWords program
  • Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
  • USA
  • May 6 2010

On April 28, 2010, the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia granted summary judgment in favor of Google that its use and sale of "Rosetta Stone" as a keyword in its Adwords program did not infringe upon the Rosetta Stone trademark for language instruction software products