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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 29 Dec 2017

Presumption in Favor of Unmasking Copyright Infringers

The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recognized "a presumption in favor of unmasking anonymous defendants when judgment has been entered for


Reed Smith LLP | USA | 5 Dec 2017

Sixth Circuit Suggests Liability for Copyright Infringement May Justify Reduced First Amendment Protection for Anonymous Speech, But Recommends Consideration of Context and ‘Practical Need’ for Unmasking

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


Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP | USA | 1 Dec 2017

First Amendment balancing act

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


Law Office of Joy R Butler | USA | 21 Aug 2017

Copyright, Trademark and Other Legal Concerns for Visual Artists

While artists need not be legal scholars, there are a few fundamental principles they can embrace to prevent legal problems from creeping into their


Crowell & Moring LLP | USA | 28 Apr 2017

Can You Copyright Infringe Anonymously?

Yesterday, the Sixth Circuit heard an anonymous copyright infringement case of first impression. See Signature Management Team, LLC v. Doe, No


Fenwick & West LLP | USA | 24 Apr 2017

Veteran Loser Perfect 10’s Latest Ninth Circuit Defeat

In the 1940s, Jehovah's Witnesses, tenaciously litigious in defense of free expression, generated a half-dozen Supreme Court decisions that came to


Davis Wright Tremaine LLP | USA | 14 Jun 2012

7th Circuit affirms early dismissal based on fair use in South Park parody case

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.


Holland & Knight LLP | USA | 12 Apr 2012

D.C.'s highest court shields anonymous Internet informant, affirms standard for corporate defamation damages

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.


Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP | USA | 22 Nov 2011

First Amendment right to anonymous speech trumps right to discover identity of blogger alleged to have infringed copyrighted works of Art of Living Foundation

“Skywalker’s First Amendment right to anonymous speech outweighs the need for discovery at this time.”


Scott & Scott, LLP | USA | 15 Nov 2011

SOPA moves to House Committee with modifications

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.

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