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Browsewrap attorney fee provision between business parties violates Ohio public policy
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2010

An attorney fee provision in a browsewrap license agreement between commercial parties is unenforceable under Ohio law, even though a jury found that the agreement had been breached, because the attorney fee provision was not the product of "free and understanding negotiation," a district court ruled


Ninth Circuit rules on license conditions versus contract covenants in dispute over World of Warcraft bots - MDY v. Blizzard, part I
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 3 2011

Playing World of Warcraft, the world's most popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), can be, well, a drag


Music downloader's due process rights violated by copyright statutory damages award of $22,500 per song
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2010

A jury award of $22,500 per song, resulting in a total award of $675,000 in statutory damages against an individual who downloaded copyrighted music files on a peer-to-peer network, violated the individual's due process rights, where he reaped no pecuniary reward from the infringement and the infringement caused the plaintiffs "minimal harm," a district court ruled


Logo, copyright notice and link on web site constitute copyright management information under DMCA
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2010

A photographer's name, logo and link on a Web site containing copyrighted photographs constitute copyright management information within the scope of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 1202, a district court ruled


Hot news claim in financial data not preempted by Copyright Act
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2010

A hot news misappropriation claim under New York law alleging that a licensee of financial data improperly shared the data with another business entity is not preempted by the Copyright Act, because the licensor had sufficiently alleged the "extra elements" of a hot news claim, a district court ruled


Infringement notices requiring service provider to reference multiple files are insufficient under takedown provisions of DMCA
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2010

Notices of claimed infringement that consist of multiple files that a service provider must cross-reference in order to determine the location of infringing content do not satisfy the takedown provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, a district court ruled


No DMCA or trademark liability for provider of online printing services for removal of material deemed infringing
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2010

An online printing services provider is not liable for removal of user content that it deems infringing or otherwise objectionable, a district court ruled


Company that distributed P2P software secondarily liable for massive infringement by users
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2010

A company that created and distributed a peer-to-peer file-sharing program that was used to distribute unauthorized copies of copyrighted music files on a "massive scale" is secondarily liable for acts of direct infringement on the part of the users of the program, a district court ruled


Web site operator’s knowledge of “generalized practice” of copyright infringement insufficient to negate DMCA safe harbor
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2010

A Web site operator's knowledge of a "generalized practice" of copyright infringement by users of its service is insufficient to deprive it of the protection of the "safe harbor" provided by Section 512(c) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, a district court ruled


No fair use defense for online post of 21-page book excerpt
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2011

The blog posting of images of 21 pages of a soon-to-be-published book is not protected by the fair use doctrine and thus may be temporarily enjoined, a district court ruled