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Collecting and selling data mined from social media sites covered by FCRA
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • June 25 2012

On June 12, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a settlement with Spokeo, Inc., a data broker that compiles and sells detailed information profiles on consumers, in connection with claims that Spokeo violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the FTC’s Endorsement Guidelines


A combination of non-conclusory factual allegations satisfies Twombly for a Sherman Act 1 claim and can proceed to trial
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • February 28 2010

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently reversed a district court decision dismissing a complaint alleging the defendants conspired to fix prices of digital music in violation of the Sherman Act 1


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


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


Recent decisions narrow scope of liability under Video Privacy Protection Act
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • April 27 2015

Two significant decisions under the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) in recent weeks have provided new defenses to companies alleged to have run


“Situs of the injury” for exercising personal jurisdiction over defendant for online copyright infringement is location of copyright owner
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • April 29 2011

In a decision favorable to copyright owners based in the state of New York, the New York State Court of Appeals held that in copyright infringement cases involving the uploading of copyrighted literary works onto the internet, the situs of the injury for purposes of determining personal jurisdiction under New York's long-arm jurisdiction statute is the location of the copyright holder and not the location of the infringing conduct


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


Statutory provision on royalty judges violates appointments clause
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • August 30 2012

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the position of Copyright Royalty Judges (CRJs) violates the Appointments Clause of the U.S. Constitution, but remedied the violation by invalidating and severing restrictions on the Librarian of Congress’s ability to remove the CRJs


Federal Circuit affirms jury verdict of invalidity based on on-sale bar and public use
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • June 28 2012

Affirming the district court’s judgment, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit cleared Facebook of allegations of patent infringement, finding that that the patent in suit was invalid under 35 U.S.C. 102(b) because the patentee’s product which embodied the patented subject matter was on sale and in public use more than one year before the filing of the patent


Second Circuit revives copyright infringement suit against non-resident for uploading copyrighted material online
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • June 30 2011

Employing the standard set out by the New York Court of Appeals in internet copyright infringement cases, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has revived a copyright infringement suit brought by a New York resident against a non-resident based upon defendant’s alleged uploading of copyrighted materials onto the internet