The DMCA was enacted in 1998 to preserve "strong incentives for service providers and copyright owners to cooperate to detect and deal with copyright
In a novel lawsuit that tests the bounds of service provider liability, two music publishers brought suit against an ISP for contributory copyright
It's a problem that has vexed website owners since the days of the dot-com boom - how to make certain user-generated content available to users or
Desiree Golden, a recent college graduate, wanted to aim at the big money that can be made in app development.
The court entered a default judgment for statutory damages for trademark and copyright infringement and circumvention of technological measures resulting from the distribution of unauthorized copies of the plaintiff's videogame.
Mobile carriers are not liable for inducing infringement of copyright on their multimedia messaging system because they did not design the system with the object of promoting infringement, nor did they take any specific, affirmative steps to actively encourage or induce infringement by users of the system, a district court ruled in a copyright infringement action brought by a producer of multimedia messaging content.
Under N.Y.C.P.L.R. 302(a)(3)(ii), which provides for long-arm jurisdiction in cases involving out-of-state tortious acts that cause harm within the State, where unauthorized copies of copyrighted works are posted on Web sites outside New York, the situs of the resulting injury is the location of the copyright owner.
Providing information on over 1,200 subscribers who are alleged to have downloaded and distributed unauthorized copies of a motion picture on a P2P file-sharing network is not an undue burden on an ISP, a district court ruled, also rejecting arguments that the order infringed the subscribers' right to anonymous communication.
An online photo-sharing site does not have a duty to search its site for material that infringes an artist's works, even if it has received past notices of infringement of the same works from the artist, a district court ruled.
A recent jury verdict of $770,750, in statutory damages for secondary trademark infringement against Bright Builders, a Web hosting and SEO service provider, will serve as a reminder to service providers that there is no statutory safe harbor for contributory online trademark infringement.