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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

WNET v. Aereo, Inc., 106 U.S.P.Q.2d 1341 (2d Cir. Apr. 1, 2013)
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • June 25 2013

Defendant Aereo, Inc. (“Aereo”) enables its subscribers to watch broadcast television programs over the Internet for a monthly fee. Aereo uses

Fair use and social utility: Google Books case could drive copying of visual arts in the name of access
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2013

Comments by the federal judge overseeing the copyright dispute arising out of the Google Books project could portend a lasting effect on

Russia’s new anti-piracy law goes into effect August 1, 2013
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • Russia, USA
  • July 31 2013

Following years of pressure from the United States and entertainment companies, Russia has recently passed new legislation aimed at cracking down on

Digital first sale: online marketplace for used digital music strikes discord with the Copyright Act
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2013

A recent decision out of New York illustrates the difficulty that courts in the digital era face in applying laws designed for a brick-and-mortar

Google wins summary judgment in Books case
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • November 15 2013

Round one of the long-fought Google Books case has ended in a summary judgment victory for defendant Google. The Federal District Court for the

Facebook permits photo commentary, sparks interesting IP and advertising questions
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2013

Facebook is constantly expanding the ways in which users can interact with the social media platform. Recently, it is has begun to permit users to

Fox Television Stations, Inc. v. Barrydriller Content Systems, plc
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • January 16 2013

California district court grants TV networks’ motion for preliminary injunction against internet streaming service, finding that, contrary to decisions by courts in the Second Circuit, streaming transmissions of copyrighted content likely infringed networks’ exclusive right to public performances

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

The Internet copyright compromise: takedown, repost, litigate
  • Thompson Coburn LLP
  • USA
  • July 10 2013

All creative expression that is "fixed in a tangible medium of expression" is presumptively protected by U.S. copyright law. And copyright law is