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

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

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