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Steptoe & Johnson LLP | USA | 13 Aug 2016

LabMD Suffers Relapse, As FTC Condemns Its Data Security Practices

Overruling the surprise decision last year of an administrative law judge, the Federal Trade Commission has held that LabMD's data security practices


Steptoe & Johnson LLP | European Union | 12 Apr 2014

EU ruling on copyright infringement is a mixed bag for ISPs

The European Court of Justice is not just making life difficult for law enforcement. It also recently held that national courts can order Internet


Steptoe & Johnson LLP | USA | 11 May 2013

Google wins third round of DMCA fight with Viacom

A federal district court in New York has once again granted Google and its subsidiary YouTube summary judgment on Viacom's claims of copyright


Steptoe & Johnson LLP | Belgium | 21 May 2011

A second tussle in Brussels over Google news

The Belgian Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court’s 2007 ruling in Copiepresse v. Google, affirming that Google’s practice of posting snippets of newspaper articles (along with links to the newspapers’ websites) constituted copyright infringement.


Steptoe & Johnson LLP | USA | 2 Apr 2011

New Yorkers hurt all over

... at least when it comes to online copyright infringement.


Steptoe & Johnson LLP | USA | 19 Mar 2011

White House proposes crackdown on internet piracy

The Obama Administration is proposing to crack down on people who pirate intellectual property.


Steptoe & Johnson LLP | India | 12 Feb 2011

India proposes onerous rules on data privacy, security, and responsibility for third-party content

India has released draft regulations implementing parts of the Information Technology (Amendment) Act, 2008 dealing with protection of personal information, data security, and responsibility of service providers for IP infringement and publication of "harmful" content.


Steptoe & Johnson LLP | United Kingdom | 5 Feb 2011

Why block a website when you can own it?

The U.K. government announced on February 1 that it is reconsidering legislation that authorizes the High Court to order Internet service providers to block websites containing copyright-infringing material.


Steptoe & Johnson LLP | USA | 25 Dec 2010

Court says you can't ride a gryphon without permission

The Ninth Circuit ruled in MDY Industries v. Blizzard Entertainment that the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) “creates a new anticircumvention right distinct from copyright infringement.”


Steptoe & Johnson LLP | USA | 2 Oct 2010

Ninth Circuit affirms power of software license agreements to restrict resale

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held, in Timothy S. Vernor v. Autodesk, Inc., that an eBay vendor's resale of used AutoCAD software constituted copyright infringement because the party from which he originally purchased the software was merely a "licensee" rather than an "owner."

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