The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recognized "a presumption in favor of unmasking anonymous defendants when judgment has been entered for
Ruling on what it characterized as an issue of first impression, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit suggested that a judgment of
Joshua Kolton, a friend of mine from San Francisco, recently won a partial victory in a case before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals that posed an
While artists need not be legal scholars, there are a few fundamental principles they can embrace to prevent legal problems from creeping into their
Yesterday, the Sixth Circuit heard an anonymous copyright infringement case of first impression. See Signature Management Team, LLC v. Doe, No
In the 1940s, Jehovah's Witnesses, tenaciously litigious in defense of free expression, generated a half-dozen Supreme Court decisions that came to
A “South Park” parody of a popular viral video was such an obvious fair use that a judge was correct to promptly dismiss a copyright infringement claim against the show without putting its creators through burdensome discovery, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.
Applying a heightened First Amendment standard set in a prior appeal in the same case, the District of Columbia’s highest court denied enforcement of a subpoena seeking the identity of an anonymous Internet whistleblower because the corporate plaintiff failed to present evidence that it had suffered any harm.
“Skywalker’s First Amendment right to anonymous speech outweighs the need for discovery at this time.”
The U.S. House Judiciary Committee will consider the Stop Online Piracy Act ("SOPA") on November 16, a bill designed to complement the proposed PROTECT IP Act in the Senate in efforts to fight online piracy and copyright infringement.