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Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 17 May 2012

Court ruling increases difficulty of protecting copyrighted material online

It is not uncommon for television stations and other media organizations to find their copyrighted content on third-party websites, without authorizationposted not by the site operator, but by a user.

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Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 15 Mar 2012

Copyrights and campaigns: five tips for the unwary

Many political campaigns and PACs fall into easily avoidable traps when it comes to copyright protection. Infringement can result in very significant liability: The copyright statute provides that willful infringers may be liable for up to $150,000 in statutory damages per work infringedwith no proof of actual damages requiredand even where statutory damages are not available, the law provides that infringers must pay for actual damage caused to the infringer.

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Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 14 Sep 2011

No coverage where complaint alleges lawyer acted as unlicensed broker

The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida held that there was no coverage and no duty to defend under a lawyers professional liability insurance policy for a lawsuit that failed to allege that the insured attorney acted in his capacity as a lawyer on the grounds that there was no Wrongful Act as defined by the policy.

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Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 7 Sep 2011

Exclusion for sexual misconduct precludes duty to defend against employer

Applying Texas law, the United States Court of Appeals has held that an exclusion for claims “arising out of” sexual misconduct applied to bar coverage for a medical group for a lawsuit alleging that its employee sexually assaulted a patient.

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Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 1 Aug 2011

No coverage where complaint alleges lawyer acted as unlicensed broker

The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida held that there was no coverage and no duty to defend under a lawyers professional liability insurance policy for a lawsuit that failed to allege that the insured attorney acted in his capacity as a lawyer on the grounds that there was no Wrongful Act as defined by the policy.

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Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 21 Jul 2011

Trademark owners will have 50 days to block infringement in .xxx domain

The long-anticipated launch of a dedicated .xxx domain for the adult entertainment industry is drawing near, and trademark owners will have the opportunity to take simple measures during a 50-day sunrise period to prevent misuse of their most important brands.

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Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 13 May 2011

Crist campaign's copyright violation leads to public apology

Last month, former Florida governor and U.S. Senate candidate Charlie Crist issued a public apology for his campaign's unauthorized use of the quirky 1980s tune Road to Nowhere in a television commercial.

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Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 22 Apr 2011

Federal Circuit issues ruling on contempt standard

On April 20, 2011, the Federal Circuit issued its en banc decision in the case of TiVo Inc. v. EchoStar Corp.

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Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 16 Mar 2011

Righthaven lawsuits a reminder to watch your website p's and q's

Think that "trolls" are limited to the worlds of fairy tales and patent lawsuits?

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Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 16 Mar 2011

Settlement reached in Facebook case

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced that a settlement has been reached in a case involving an employee allegedly fired for posting negative comments about a supervisor on her Facebook page in violation of company policy (more information is available here).

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