Craig Whitney

Craig Whitney

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Monkey Selfie Redux

When we last examined the intellectual property issues raised by a self-portrait taken by a talented female Indonesian crested black macaque—popularly known as the “Monkey Selfie”—we concluded that there was unlikely to be...more

11/19/2014 - BVI Business Companies Copyright Photographs The Copyright Act Trademarks Use in Commerce USPTO

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

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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