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Morrison & Foerster LLP | USA | 8 May 2017

5th Circuit: ISP Not Liable for Infringement Due to Lack of Volitional Conduct, Despite Ineligibility for DMCA Safe Harbor

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently considered in BWP Media USA, Inc. v. T&S Software Associates, Inc. whether volitional conduct is required


Morrison & Foerster LLP | USA | 25 Apr 2017

Limiting Statutory Damages in Internet Copyright Cases

One of the most significant legal concerns for Internet service providers is the risk of exposure to liability for the copyright infringements of


Morrison & Foerster LLP | USA | 25 Oct 2016

Second Circuit: Email Stored Outside the U.S. Might Be Beyond Government’s Reach

As a result of the Second Circuit’s recent opinion in Microsoft v. United States, the U.S. government likely can no longer use warrants issued


Morrison & Foerster LLP | European Union | 6 Oct 2016

Copyright: Europe Explores Its Boundaries - What’s the Cost of Free Wi-Fi?

Free Wi-Fi may come with more strings attached than anyone previously thought at least in Europe. A recent copyright ruling of the highest European


Morrison & Foerster LLP | European Union | 12 Aug 2016

Digital Single Market Update: The European Commission’s Proposal to Revise the Audiovisual Media Services Directive

The European Commission has proposed legislation in the EU to provide a uniform legal and competition framework for video-streaming services provided


Morrison & Foerster LLP | Germany | 12 Jul 2016

Whitelisting Violates German Unfair Competition Act

On 24 June 2016, the long-awaited decision on ad blocking software was adopted by the Higher Regional Court of Cologne (6 U 14915 Axel Springer.


Morrison & Foerster LLP | China | 20 Jan 2016

China’s Anti-Terrorism Law Raises Data Security Concerns

As discussed in our March 2015 alert, China’s legislature, the National People’s Congress (the “NPC”), had issued a November 2014 draft Anti-Terrorism


Morrison & Foerster LLP | United Kingdom | 27 Oct 2014

Counterfeit goods: has the war on ISPs just gotten tougher?

The pressure on ISPs to take responsibility for the sites accessible through their services has been growing in recent years (e.g., the requirement


Morrison & Foerster LLP | European Union | 1 Apr 2014

The umpire strikes back: European court rules that ISPs can be forced to block pirate websites

On March 27, 2014, the highest court in the European Unionthe Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU)decided that copyright


Morrison & Foerster LLP | USA | 25 May 2012

Corporate websites: be careful who you’re linking with

The English High Court has opened up the possibility that, even if a website is not itself defamatory, if it hyperlinks to a different website which is defamatory, the operator of the originating website could still be liable for alleged defamatory postings on the hyperlinked website.

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