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Caveat for copyright holders: don’t sit on your claims
  • Fredrikson & Byron PA
  • USA
  • October 24 2012

Copyright owners face many challenges in this digital age, not the least of which is the ease with which creative works like music and movies are illegally distributed over the internet

Embedded liability? Site owners may not be liable for user links to infringing content
  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • USA
  • October 4 2012

Last month, artist Christopher Boffoli filed suit against Twitter for contributory copyright infringement, alleging it failed to take down unauthorized copies of his images posted on Twitter and to disable tweets linking to or promoting those and other unauthorized copies

Virginia radio stations seek judgment to avoid internet streaming royalties
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • May 2 2014

Radio stations streamed over the Internet that restrict their audience to a 150-mile radius through geo-fencing should not have to pay copyright

Second Circuit holds that 111 license does not extend to live streaming of copyrighted television programs over the internet
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • September 24 2012

The plaintiffs owned copyrighted television programs, which the defendant was streaming live over the Internet without the plaintiffs’ permission

Capitol Records Inc. v. Thomas-Rasset
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • September 13 2012

Circuit court reinstates $222,000 statutory damages award against defendant, individual, for willful infringement related to her downloading and making available through peer-to-peer file-sharing service 24 copyrighted sound recordings of plaintiffs, holding that award did not violate due process standards and that plaintiff was entitled to broader injunction

Technology continues to test the boundaries of copyright law
  • Thompson Coburn LLP
  • USA
  • August 6 2013

Technological advances are stressing the seams of existing copyright law, forcing yet another industry to grapple with the prospect of disruption. At

Online firms warn that legitimate websites could be targeted under antipiracy bill
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • November 18 2011

On the eve of a House Judiciary Committee hearing conducted on Wednesday, representatives of Google, eBay, Twitter and other online technology firms warned lawmakers in a letter that pending online piracy legislation that would block payments to foreign websites that traffic in pirated films and other content would “expose law-abiding U.S. Internet and technology companies to new uncertain liabilities.”

Megaupload challenges U.S. indictment
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • May 30 2012

In the latest twist in one of the largest Internet piracy actions brought by the U.S. Government to date, attorneys for Megaupload.com and its founder, Kim Dotcom, are challenging whether the United States had the right to bring the action waged against Megaupload and its executives this past January

Naming Doe defendants in Bit Torrent copyright case is shooting first, identifying targets later
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • November 18 2011

Judge Shadur sua sponte dismissed plaintiff Boy Racer's copyright infringement complaint without prejudice

Play by the rules and nobody gets hurt Ninth Circuit offers guidance on safe harbor under the DMCA
  • Lewis Roca Rothgerber
  • USA
  • January 11 2012

I know it seems like I keep harping on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act's “safe harbor” provision, 17 U.S.C. 512(c), but the DMCA safe harbor is beneficial for both copyright owners and service providers, yet appears to be underutilized by both