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Akerman LLP | USA | 12 Oct 2018

Copyright Law Enters the Digital Age: The Music Modernization Act is Signed Into Law

The Copyright Law of the United States (the Copyright Law) has been in need of significant revisions to reflect the importance of digital delivery and

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Akerman LLP | USA | 22 May 2017

Application or Registration? Eleventh Circuit Widens Circuit Split

The Eleventh Circuit has widened the circuit split on whether a copyright application or completed registration is required before filing a copyright

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Akerman LLP | USA | 2 Feb 2017

The Yellow Pages Live On

Calling the district court’s action an “abuse of discretion,” the 11th Circuit reversed a decision that cut by more than 90 percent a successful

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Akerman LLP | USA | 9 Aug 2016

DOJ Rejects Modifications of ASCAP, BMI Consent Decrees

On August 4, 2016, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) rejected changes to the 1941 consent decrees with ASCAP and BMI. These decrees have been in

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Akerman LLP | USA | 8 Aug 2016

Second Circuit Revives Copyright Claims Against Sony and Ghostface Killah

In Urbont v. Sony Music Entertainment Inc., 15-1778, the Second Circuit recently revived claims against Sony and Ghostface Killah, holding that

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Akerman LLP | USA | 8 Jul 2016

Second Circuit In Vimeo Narrows The Red Flag Knowledge and Willful Blindness Exceptions To DMCA Safe Harbors

The Second Circuit recently decided Capitol Records, LLC, et al. v. Vimeo, LLC (2d Cir. June 16, 2016) ("Vimeo"), a landmark decision concerning the

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Akerman LLP | USA | 21 Jun 2016

The Importance of Being Earnest and Objectively Reasonable

Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. continues to make controlling copyright law, visiting the U.S. Supreme Court for the second time on an issue of

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Akerman LLP | USA | 20 Mar 2013

U.S. Supreme Court allows wily gray-market imports

The U.S. Supreme Court has settled the long-open question of whether U.S. copyright holders can prevent the importation of gray market products in

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