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K&L Gates | USA | 6 Mar 2019

U.S. Supreme Court Decides Two Copyright Cases and Impacts Registration Strategy for Copyright Owners

March 4, 2019, marked the first time in over 100 years that the Supreme Court of the United States issued two copyright decisions in the same day


K&L Gates | USA | 11 Oct 2018

A Modern Melody for the Music Industry: The Music Modernization Act Is Now the Law of the Land

On October 11, 2018, President Trump signed the Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act (“MMA”) into law. The MMA is intended to


K&L Gates | USA | 5 Apr 2017

Stop Spreading the News: A Five-Step Guide to Handling Unlawful Content Posted on Social Media & Other Public Platforms

The depth and breadth of social media platforms, and the global reach of those platforms, have empowered people around the world. From Facebook to


K&L Gates | United Kingdom | 2 Dec 2016

Football Association Premier League Limited v Luxton 2016 EWCA Civ 1097

Sports rights holders and sports broadcasters will be reassured as a result of a recent Court of Appeal (“CoA”) decision, which prevented a pub owner


K&L Gates | USA | 9 Nov 2016

Despite Intentional Spoliation, $25 Million Verdict Stands

In this copyright infringement case, Plaintiff was found to have intentionally spoliated material evidence, resulting in sanctions. Specifically


K&L Gates | USA | 2 Nov 2016

New DMCA Safe Harbor Copyright Agent Requirements for Online Service Providers

On October 31, 2016, the U.S. Copyright Office issued a new rule instituting an electronic system for the designation of copyright agents, which is


K&L Gates | Australia | 17 Oct 2016

Australian Court Orders Former Customers and Builder to pay Damages to Henley for Copying its House Plan

On 13 October, Justice Beach of the Federal Court of Australia delivered his judgment in the case of Henley Arch v Lucky Homes & Ors, a copyright


K&L Gates | Italy | 15 Sep 2016

Court of Milan Grants Copyright Protection to Après-ski Boots Moon Boots

According to the Italian court, an industrial design can enjoy copyright protection if it has an artistic value According to the Italian court, an


K&L Gates | USA | 10 Aug 2016

Hold On, You Didn’t Overpay for That: Courts Address New “Overpayment” Theory from Plaintiffs in Data Breach Cases

With the ever-increasing amount of personal information stored online, it is unsurprising that data breach litigation has become increasingly common


K&L Gates | European Union, Germany | 1 Jul 2016

The Communication to the Public is (Hyper) Linked to the Role of the User

On 31 May 2016, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued its decision on the much-discussed issue of the requirements for a "communication to the

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