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DMCA subpoena unavailable for deleted content
  • McDaniel & Park PC
  • USA
  • December 30 2011

A copyright owner that tried to use the subpoena authority granted by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) was frustrated by the fact that the alleged infringer had already deleted the offending content, in a case heard in the Northern District of California

What’s new in the Veoh decision
  • McDaniel & Park PC
  • USA
  • January 16 2012

The Ninth Circuit’s decision affirming dismissal of copyright infringement allegations against Veoh Networks, Inc., operator of the media file-sharing site veoh.com was not much of a surprise to those who follow the ongoing battle between content providers and the platforms that distribute the content at no cost

Liberty Media Holdings, LLC v. Tabora
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • January 19 2012

District court in California dismisses copyright infringement action alleging Florida-based defendant unlawfully distributed plaintiff’s copyrighted adult movie over peer-to-peer file-sharing protocol for lack of personal jurisdiction, finding that defendant did not personally direct his activities to California

Is the Google Library Project half way out of the woods?
  • Fredrikson & Byron PA
  • USA
  • October 8 2012

On Thursday, October 4, 2012, the Association of American Publishers announced that it had reached a settlement with Google, Inc. in regard to their seven-year-old copyright dispute over the Google Library Project, under which Google planned to scan and make available to the public every book ever published in digital form

Posting copyrighted image has consequences
  • Miller Canfield PLC
  • USA
  • October 11 2012

Any organization with a website should take care that it is not posting anyone else’s copyrighted content without permission

Illegal music downloaders beware
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • September 16 2012

For the second time in under a month, a court has confirmed a large statutory damages award against an illegal music downloader

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

The balancing act between social networks and content providers
  • Coats & Bennett PLLC
  • USA
  • August 22 2012

A three judge panel from the 7th Circuit, which included the influential Judge Richard Posner, recently handed down a significant decision regarding the copyright implications of video streaming over social networks

Second Circuit rules that a TV-streaming company does not qualify as a “cable system” under the Copyright Act
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • August 28 2012

Yesterday in WPIX v. ivi, the Second Circuit affirmed a preliminary injunction against ivi, Inc. and its CEO, prohibiting them from re-transmitting copyrighted cable TV programs