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Paul Weiss | USA | 7 Oct 2016

Comments on Further Rulemaking Notice in 5G Proceeding Urge Greater Access to Licensed Spectrum, Protection for Satellite Services

Wireless carriers filing comments late last week in the FCC's fifth-generation (5G) "spectrum frontiers" proceeding recommended against further


Paul Weiss | USA | 19 Aug 2016

District Court Upholds $25 Million Verdict Against Cox Communication

In a legal development that has caught the attention of broadband Internet service providers (ISPs), the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District


Paul Weiss | USA | 17 Jun 2016

Supreme Court Holds “Objective Reasonableness” Guides Courts’ Discretion As To Whether To Award Attorney’s Fees to Prevailing Copyright Litigants

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States issued an opinion in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons Inc., No. 15-375 (June 16, 2016), holding that


Paul Weiss | USA | 23 Jan 2015

Court rules for DISH Network on copyright infringement claims

DISH Network was handed a partial legal victory in a Los Angeles federal court as U.S. District Court Judge Dolly M. Gee rejected claims that DISH


Paul Weiss | European Union | 6 Jul 2012

European Parliament votes against anti-piracy agreement

Spurred by protests and by an online petition that garnered 2.8 million signatures, members of the European Parliament (EP) rejected a global agreement against online piracy that critics charged would unfairly penalize individual consumers who download copyrighted material for their own private use.


Paul Weiss | USA | 8 Jun 2012

Lawyers debate applicability of Cablevision decision to Aereo case

During oral arguments on the broadcast networks’ request for a preliminary injunction to shut down the Aereo web streaming service, a Manhattan federal district court judge questioned the networks on the extent to which the Second Circuit’s 2008 decision in Cartoon Network v. CSC Holdings applies to the case at hand.


Paul Weiss | USA | 5 Apr 2012

Second Circuit clarifies the scope of safe harbor protection under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

On April 5, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued an important decision clarifying the contours of the “safe harbor” provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that limits the liability of online service providers for copyright infringement that occurs “by reason of the storage at the direction of a user of material that resides on a system or network controlled or operated by or for the service provider.”


Paul Weiss | European Union | 24 Feb 2012

Social networks not liable for monitoring of pirated content, says EU high court

In a development hailed by European Digital Rights as a “win for fundamental freedoms,” the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decreed that operators of social networking websites are not obligated to install blanket filtering systems that monitor and remove copyrighted content that is posted illegally.


Paul Weiss | USA | 27 Jan 2012

House, Senate leaders postpone action on online piracy bills

In the wake of widespread web protests last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) postponed further action last Friday on two controversial online piracy bills, hoping to allow further discussion to resolve the concerns of affected stakeholders.


Paul Weiss | USA | 20 Jan 2012

House member introduces alternative bill on online piracy

In the midst of widespread online protests Wednesday against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA)one of the top opponents of SOPA in Congressintroduced his own version of online piracy legislation that would give the International Trade Commission (ITC) the power to police the illegal importation of digital content into the U.S. via foreign websites.

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