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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


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


Social media sites: new battlegrounds for right of publicity disputes
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • August 15 2012

Social media websites are quickly emerging as the new battleground for right of publicity disputes, with the ultimate question being an old one what are the parameters of First Amendment protections for corporate, commercial speech?


Capitol Records, LLC, et al. v. Videoegg, Inc., et al.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • March 18 2009

The district court held that California-based defendant Hi5 Networks, which operates a social networking web site where allegedly infringing video files are posted, had sufficient contacts with New York to exercise personal jurisdiction over the defendant, and then granted the defendant’s motion to transfer the case to the Northern District of California


Google class action settlement: are you in or are you out?
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • April 23 2009

If you are a copyright owner, author or publisher, there’s a very good chance your rights may be affected by the proposed settlement agreement in the class action lawsuit against Google


Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., et al. v. Fung, et al.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • May 26 2010

In a case arising out of the infringing use of BitTorrent technology, the court grants plaintiff copyright holders a permanent injunction against defendants, finding that plaintiffs met all of the factors for a permanent injunction under eBay


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


Fifty Shades of Grey and fan fiction: do you own your user-generated content?
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • March 12 2013

The book series Fifty Shades of Grey and social media user "terms of service" might not seem to naturally intersect. After all, one is about being


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


Google: the benign monopolist?
  • White & Case LLP
  • Global, USA
  • November 20 2009

There is something about copyright which evokes passion