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Court: implementing proper DMCA policy provides website operators ‘safe harbor’ from copyright infringement
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • June 28 2010

Google has prevailed in the closely watched lawsuit against its YouTube website by Viacom, with the federal district court granting summary judgment in favor of Google


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


Internet radio royalty dispute reaching endfor now
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • August 18 2009

The long-running battle over royalties owed by webcasterscompanies that broadcast music over the Internettook several significant leaps towards conclusion last month with important developments both inside and outside of the courtroom


Trademark claims against virtual world strip club denied on 1st Amendment grounds
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • January 20 2009

A court has ruled that incorporating into a video game a virtual strip club with a similar look and feel to the real thing has artistic relevance and that similarities between the real and virtual strip clubs were not explicitly misleading


Court rules copyright owners must consider fair use before DMCA takedown notice
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • September 3 2008

In Lenz v. Universal Music Corp et al. (Case 5:07-cv-03783 JF) a California District Court held that in order to issue a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) takedown notice in good faith, a copyright holder must evaluate whether the use at issue qualifies as “fair use” under copyright law


Automated program for playing virtual world game deemed copyright infringement
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • August 14 2008

In July 2008, a U.S. District Court in Arizona found on summary judgment that the use of an automated program to play a virtual world game constituted copyright infringement


Court extends publishers’ rights to freelance works to CD-ROMs of back issues, unless
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • August 4 2008

In a significant victory for publishers in their long-running battle with freelancers, a federal appeals court in Atlanta recently ruled that magazine publishers do not have to compensate the individual copyright holders of freelanced articles and photographs when the magazines are reproduced on CD-ROM for commercial sale, unless contracts between the publisher and the freelancer provide to the contrary


P2P file-sharing website ordered to pay movie studios $110 million in damages
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • June 10 2008

As a sanction for electronic discovery violations, the U.S. District Court in the Central District of California ordered Valence Media LLC, the parent company of TorrentSpy.com, to pay $110,997,000 in damages to six motion picture studios for secondary liability for copyright infringement


Bryan P. Collins
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Christopher R. Lockard
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP