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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


Copyright holders must consider fair use before issuing DMCA takedown notification
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • October 30 2015

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that copyright holders must consider the fair-use doctrine prior to issuing a takedown


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


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


DMCA safe harbor analysis now the same in both Ninth and Second Circuits
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • April 30 2013

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has withdrawn its 2011 opinion applying the "safe harbor" provision of the Digital Millennium


Vicarious copyright infringement requires a showing of supervision or control
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • April 30 2013

In an opinion that elaborates on the degree of third-party supervision required in order to attach vicarious copyright infringement liability, the U.S


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


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


Google Books is fair use and provides “significant public benefits”
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • December 31 2013

Since 2004, the Google Books project has scanned over 20 million books and has provided digital copies of the books to participating libraries while


D.C. Circuit limits discovery and joinder for downloading "swarms"
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • June 27 2014

Deciding a case that involves issues of discovery and joinder, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit addressed issues presented by so-called