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Court holds that website operator not liable without specific knowledge of copyright infringement
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2012

In a case of first impression, UMG Recordings v. Shelter Capital Partners, et al., the Ninth Circuit refused to hold a website operator liable for copyright infringement based solely on the operator’s general knowledge that some of the third party content on its site may be infringing copyright owners’ rights


Ninth Circuit holds actor in minor role owns independent copyright in performance embodied in motion picture: Garcia v. Google
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • March 3 2014

In a case of first impression, the Ninth Circuit has issued a remarkable decision in which the majority holds that an individual actor's performance


Copyright Royalty Board starts proceeding to set royalty rates for background music services - reminder to webcasters to start thinking of the next royalty case
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • January 5 2012

The Copyright Royalty Board has just announced that it is accepting petitions to participate in the next proceeding to set the royalty rates to be paid for the ephemeral copies made by "business establishment services" in connection with any digital transmission of sound recordings


Supernatural and erotic - but unharmed
  • Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP
  • USA
  • October 1 2013

An author of "supernatural erotic romance" novels lost her bid for a temporary restraining order that would have forced Amazon to list her books


American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc.: Supreme Court reverses denial of preliminary injunction on unlicensed broadcasting of copyrighted programming
  • Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
  • USA
  • June 25 2014

On June 25, 2014, a divided (6-3) Supreme Court reversed the denial of a preliminary injunction against Aereo's unlicensed online streaming of


Broadcast networks win preliminary injunction against Aereo, prohibiting streaming of television programming during the broadcast window
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • USA
  • October 24 2014

On remand from June's Supreme Court decision, U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan issued an injunction prohibiting Aereo from streaming copyrighted


Status updates - September 5th, 2014
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • September 5 2014

We can work it out. Actress Katherine Heigl and the Duane Reade chain of drugstores have settled a $6 million federal suit filed by Heigl this past


Copyright and performance rights in an online video world
  • Thompson Coburn LLP
  • USA
  • August 27 2014

We can chalk up another Internet-prompted intellectual property frontier: performance rights. People have been performing for one another for


American Broadcasting Cos. v. Aereo, Inc.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • June 30 2014

U.S. Supreme Court holds that Aereo's near-contemporaneous transmission of broadcast television programs over Internet to subscribers violates


American Broadcasting Companies v. Aereo, Inc.: Supreme Court departs from volitional act test for copyright infringement
  • Neal Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
  • USA
  • July 3 2014

On June 25, the Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision in the case of American Broadcasting Companies, et al. V. Aereo, Inc. fka