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The Aereo crashed: cheap internet TV thwarted
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • July 30 2014

The Supreme Court of the United States has now determined that internet streaming services directly infringe the copyrights of several television


Web-linking is not necessarily copying
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • September 28 2012

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has determined that an entity that provides a link to copyrighted material should not be held liable as a contributory copyright infringer if users of the site bookmarked, but did not upload, the copyrighted material to the site servers


DMCA Safe Harbor Protection Includes Pre-1972 Recordings
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • July 26 2016

Vacating a district court's decision, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit explained that the safe harbor provision of the Digital


Transformative use in the Seventh Circuit
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • October 29 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed the district court’s grant of summary judgment based on fair use, but cited different


CJEU holds ISPs may be ordered to block customer access to websites infringing copyright
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • May 8 2014

On a reference from the Supreme Court of Austria, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in UPC Telekabel Wien GmbH v Constantin Film


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


Second Circuit refuses to enjoin Aereo’s internet streaming of broadcast television
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • May 31 2013

Addressing the legality of a streaming TV service that provides internet-streaming of broadcast television programming, the U.S. Court of Appeals for


Collective Rights Management Directive approved
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • March 17 2014

The new Collective Rights Management Directive, regarding collective management of copyright related rights and multi- territorial licensing of


Is “insolubly ambiguous” the correct standard to determine compliance with Sec 112?
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • February 5 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari on a petition challenging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit's standard for determining when


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