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Who exactly is a ‘user’ under the DMCA safe harbor?
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 11 2015

The DMCA was enacted in 1998 to preserve "strong incentives for service providers and copyright owners to cooperate to detect and deal with copyright


Virginia court dismisses webcaster’s suit concerning geofencing workaround to copyright royalty obligations
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • February 24 2015

We previously wrote about a Virginia federal magistrate judge's report recommending dismissal of a declaratory judgment action brought by several


Music publishers bring contributory copyright claims against ISP for infringing activities of subscribers
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • December 2 2014

In a novel lawsuit that tests the bounds of service provider liability, two music publishers brought suit against an ISP for contributory copyright


Supreme Court rejects Google’s appeal in Java API dispute
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • June 30 2015

On Monday, the Supreme Court denied certiorari in Google's appeal of the Federal Circuit's 2014 ruling that that the declaring code and the structure


Posting of entire news article is fair use, says judge in Righthaven copyright litigation
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • March 22 2011

We recently wrote on the copyright enforcement lawsuits brought by Righthaven LLC, the intellectual property enforcement firm, and in particular, on a pending ruling on the issue of fair use in the Righthaven litigation against the Center for Intercultural Organizing (CIO


Ninth Circuit says DMCA anticircumvention provision gives new, access-prevention right to copyright owners - MDY v. Blizzard, part II
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 4 2011

As we related in Part I of this post, Blizzard Entertainment, distributor of the World of Warcraft game software and the operator of the servers that enable online game play, sought to block the use of automated game playing software by deploying anti-bot software, WoW Warden


Ninth Circuit rules on license conditions versus contract covenants in dispute over World of Warcraft bots - MDY v. Blizzard, part I
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 3 2011

Playing World of Warcraft, the world's most popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), can be, well, a drag


Access to licensed software by attorneys acting for benefit of licensee breached license agreement
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2011

Use of licensed software by attorneys acting for the benefit of a licensee of the software breached the terms of the license agreement, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled


Software licensor's contract prohibition against automated download of support materials does not constitute copyright misuse
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2011

A prohibition in a software license agreement against the use of automated tools to download support materials related to the software is not a misuse of copyright, a district court found


Developer of automated videogame-playing program violated DMCA but did not infringe copyright
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2011

The developer of an automated videogame-playing software program violated the anticircumvention provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, but is not liable for copyright infringement, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled