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Network interference - a legal guide to the commercial risks and rewards of the social media phenomenon
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • European Union, Global, United Kingdom, USA
  • April 22 2014

Social media is a revolution in the way in which corporations communicate with consumers. This White Paper will help you to maximise the huge

It’s illegal to sing Happy Birthday?
  • Wendel Rosen Black & Dean LLP
  • USA
  • August 20 2015

Some years ago, Aaron Sorkin (bar none the greatest television writer of all time) spent a few Minutes of an episode of Sports Night making light of

A joint author does not own derived material
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • August 27 2015

Addressing joint and derivative works under the Copyright Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit found the district court erred in

Willful infringement and statutory damages under the Copyright Act
  • Sirote & Permutt PC
  • USA
  • August 20 2015

In this week's Alabama Law Weekly Update, we present a case from the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, which considers willful

Shame on You Productions, Inc. v. Banks
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • August 14 2015

Plaintiff Shame on You Productions, Inc., was assigned a screenplay titled “Darci’s Walk of Shame” by its author, Dan Rosen. Shame on You sued

Dallas Buyers Club the downloaders strike back
  • Shelston IP
  • Australia
  • August 24 2015

On 14 August the Federal Court gave the best indication yet of what compensation copyright owners might expect to receive, and illegal downloaders

Court dismisses city’s copyright claim against critic for using council meeting clips in YouTube videos
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • August 25 2015

A California city cannot hold one of its citizens liable for copyright infringement for using clips of city council meetings in his critical YouTube

Summary judgment ruling not a pretty picture for Massachusetts copyright plaintiff
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • August 26 2015

A recent decision from the District of Massachusetts demonstrates the difficulties that can arise when attempting to protect copyrighted works

My copyright rules: seven cooked by nine in legal pressure test
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • August 19 2015

Are all reality TV cooking shows the same? Television networks Seven and Nine were recently embroiled in legal proceedings over whether Nine's new

Copyright add compromise: Blurred Lines vs. Sam Smith
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • USA
  • August 18 2015

In March of this year, a Federal jury in Los Angeles ruled that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams had infringed copyright by using elements of