Craig Whitney

Craig Whitney

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Socially Aware - Volume 5, Issue 5 - August 2014

In This Issue: - Data for the Taking: Using the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to Combat Web Scraping - Google Glass Into Europe: A Small Step or a Giant Leap? - Drugs and the Internet: FDA Distributes New...more

8/19/2014 - ABC v Aereo Accessibility Rules Computer Fraud and Abuse Act DMCA EU FDA Google Glass Prescription Drugs Social Networks Web Scraping Website Accessibility

Monkey in the Middle of Selfie Copyright Dispute

The “selfie” is now so ubiquitous that the word is in the Oxford English Dictionary, you can use it in Scrabble and it has spawned a whole new lexicon. Selfies are no longer the preserve of teens and reality stars; you now...more

8/14/2014

IP Quarterly - Summer 2014

In This Issue: - Supreme Court Hears Six Patent Cases This Term - Is Implied License the New Fair Use? - Navigating the Murky Waters of the Domestic Industry Requirements in the International Trade...more

7/11/2014 - CLS Bank v Alice Corp Fair Use Highmark v. Allcare ITC License Agreements Limelight v Akamai Medtronic v Mirowski Microsoft v ITC Nautilus Inc. v. Biosig Instruments Octane Fitness v. ICON Patent Litigation Patents SCOTUS

Supreme Court Stifles Aereo, but Tries to Keep the Cloud Away

In a closely watched case, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today in a 6-3 decision that Aereo’s Internet streaming service engages in unauthorized public performances of broadcast television programs in violation of the...more

6/26/2014 - Aereo Broadcasting Copyright Copyright Infringement Internet Streaming SCOTUS The Copyright Act

Socially Aware - Volume 5, Issue 3 - May 2014

In This Issue: - Jerked Around? Did the FTC’s “Jerk.com” Complaint Just Turn API Terms Into Federal Law? - Which Way Is Aereo Pointing? The Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Public Performance Copyright Case - The...more

5/22/2014 - Aereo APIs Copyright FTC Internet Internet of Things Internet Service Providers Internet Streaming Investment Adviser Jerk Public Performance Rights SCOTUS Social Media VPPA

Supreme Court Finds Laches Does Not Bar Copyright Infringement Claim: Petrella v. Metro - Goldwyn - Mayer, Inc.

The doctrine of laches cannot be invoked as a bar to a plaintiff's claim for damages brought within the Copyright Act’s three-year statute of limitations period, according to the United States Supreme Court’s decision in...more

5/20/2014 - Copyright Copyright Infringement Laches Petrella v. MGM SCOTUS Statute of Limitations The Copyright Act

Which Way is Aereo Pointing? The Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Public Performance Copyright Case

In a case that could have a broad impact on how companies deliver content to consumers, the Supreme Court heard oral argument this week in American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc. (No. 13-461). At issue is whether...more

4/25/2014 - Aereo Copyright Internet Streaming SCOTUS The Copyright Act

Court Finds Uniform Commercial Code Applies to Commoditized Software

We’ve all seen the ads on the Internet—computer-optimization software designed to make your old PC operate like it’s brand new. Many consumers see these advertisements and, frustrated with the performance of their computers,...more

7/30/2013 - AVG Technologies Breach of Warranty Class Action Disclaimers False Advertising Fraud PC TuneUp Software UCC Warranties

Supreme Court Holds that “First Sale” Doctrine Applies to Copies of a Copyrighted Work Lawfully Made Abroad: Kirtsaeng v. John...

The Supreme Court of the United States issued its much-anticipated decision in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., holding that the “first sale” doctrine protects a buyer or other lawful owner of a copy of a copyrighted...more

3/21/2013 - Copyright Exports First Sale Doctrine Imports Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons SCOTUS

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