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“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


Owner of compilation need not list individual authors to register copyright
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • August 29 2013

In deciding issues of first impression for the circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld a preliminary injunction against a


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


A Digital Copyright Exchange in the United Kingdom
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • January 12 2012

The United Kingdom’s Department of Business, Innovation, and Skills (BIS) has honoured its early commitment to one of the more controversial ideas put forward by Professor Hargreaves in his May 2011 Review of Intellectual Property and Growth by announcing the launch of a feasibility study on developing a Digital Copyright Exchange (DCE) in the United Kingdom


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


The Newspaper Licensing Agency Ltd v Meltwater Holding BV: online commercial media monitoring services and the end user licence debate
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • January 25 2011

This ruling from Mrs Justice Proudman confirms that businesses using an online commercial media monitoring service require a licence from the Newspaper Licensing Agency Ltd


Online infringement of copyright cost sharing: UK government decision
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • November 4 2010

The Digital Economy Act (DEA) created an anti-piracy notification scheme allowing copyright holders to report suspected infringers to their Internet Service Providers (ISPs


The legality of ordering ISPs to install filtering and blocking systems to protect IP rights
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, Belgium
  • May 31 2011

In Scarlet Extended SA v Société Belge des Auteurs Compositeurs et Editeurs C-7010, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has given his opinion on whether it is lawful for a national court to impose an order on an internet service provider (ISP) to make in impossible for its customers to send or receive, by means of peer-to-peer software, particular music files


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