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Dismissal but No Fees for Innocent BitTorrent Defendant
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • January 29 2016

Addressing whether a copyright infringement action based solely on IP addresses is frivolous or unreasonable, such that attorneys’ fees should be


Lanham Act attorneys’ fees awarded in the absence of damages
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • August 31 2011

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that even in the absence of an award of damages on a Lanham Act false advertising claim, a party can recover attorneys’ fees after obtaining an injunction that confers substantial benefit to the public


Federal Trade Commission Policy Statement on Deceptively Formatted Advertisements
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • January 12 2016

On December 22, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published an “Enforcement Policy Statement on Deceptively Formatted Advertisements” (2015


FTC approves final order with amerifreight: websites must disclose endorsements
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • May 22 2015

Earlier this year, AmeriFreight, a Georgia-based auto shipment broker, settled with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over charges that the company


Next time, buy the CDs
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • July 31 2013

Following the lead of other courts addressing statutory penalties for illegal music downloading, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit


No “safe harbor” for BitTorrent website operator
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • April 30 2013

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a summary judgment ruling in favor of seven film studios finding that the defendant induced


To track or not to track
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • October 21 2013

Digital advertising based on tracking users' interests and related privacy concerns have been the subject of many recent news articles. What does


DMCA safe harbor held to protect content-sharing website
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • January 31 2012

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed summary judgment in favor of a defendant “video-sharing” website, holding that defendant is protected from liability for copyright infringement under the safe harbor provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA


Acting General Counsel of the NLRB issues second report on social media
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • January 27 2012

On Wednesday, January 25, 2012, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon released a second report describing social media cases reviewed by his office


Copyright law unavailable for removal of anti-Islam video
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • June 30 2015

Overturning a hotly debated district court decision, in a case involving numerous amicus curiae briefs, the en banc Court of Appeals for the Ninth