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Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence - May 2014 (Global)

UK: London's IP anti-crime unit shuts down leading sports file sharing site - The City of London’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has successfully shut down the Sports Torrent Network, a leading sports...more

London’s IP Anti-Crime Unit shuts down leading sports file-sharing site

The City of London’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has successfully shut down the ‘Sports Torrent Network’, a leading sports file-sharing site offering its members links to sports events online. ...more

Winter 2014 Federal Copyright and Trade Secret Legislation Update

Several bills under consideration in the 113th Congress would establish or significantly amend certain federal statutes related to the protection, enforcement, and exploitation of trade secrets or copyrights. Some legislation...more

Great Britain: Internet Providers reject blocking of illegal gambling sites

According to a report by the Financial Times, British internet service providers (ISPs) have rejected an attempt by the Gambling Commission to post warning pages on unlicensed gambling websites, alerting the user that the...more

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks -- October 10, 2013

United States v. Liu, USCA, Ninth Circuit, October 1, 2013 - Ninth Circuit panel vacates defendant’s convictions for criminal copyright infringement and trafficking in counterfeit labels, holding that district court...more

Jackson Walker's VIA Media Postcard - April 2013

In This Issue: - Steve Fogle's Feature: Out of the Blue - A recent unexpected court order restricting the media from reporting on certain details of a high-profile criminal case serves as a reminder that the...more

February 2013: Japan Litigation Update

In This Issue: - Japanese Court’s Ruling Limits Scope of Contributory Infringement in Pharmaceutical Patents - Criminalization of Illegal Music and Video Downloads....more

Cloud Computing Law: Balancing Privacy and Investigation

Megaupload Ltd. is alleged to have disseminated copyright protected movies and music and US prosecutors now have the task of gaining access to the company’s servers in a bid to prove their case....more

Canadian Copyright: Moral Rights And Criminal Charges

In the autumn of 2012, Vladimir Umanets was charged and convicted of defacing a Mark Rothko painting at the Tate Modern gallery in London, England. As described in this CBC story, and this International Business Times story,...more

Internet Gambling Prohibition, Poker Consumer Protection, and Strengthening UIGEA Act of 2012

Reid-Kyl Draft iPoker and iGaming Prohibition Bill Leaked -- "Internet Gambling Prohibition, Poker Consumer Protection, and Strengthening UIGEA Act of 2012" A copy of the Kyl-Reid draft bill on Internet poker enabling...more

Indictments of Megaupload Are a Greater Threat to Web Users Than Piracy

In last week’s Megaupload indictment, the U.S. government has raised the debate over copyright infringement on the Web to a whole new level – treating the operators of one of the most popular sites on the Internet as if they...more

Murphy – 2, Football Association Premier League – 2

On 4 October 2011 the Court of Justice (the "CoJ") handed down its much awaited judgment on questions referred to it from the English High Court. The questions related to two joined cases, including Ms. Murphy's well...more

Is This Domain Name Seizure a Bad Omen for Internet Freedom?

If anyone needed evidence that federal and local prosecutors are taking cybercrime seriously and in some cases pushing for tougher enforcement, just look at a domain name seizure announced recently in New York City. At the...more

Stealing the Show?

The image of 36 women wearing skimpy orange dresses at a World Cup soccer match last June raised the ire of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (“FIFA”), which had two of the women arrested for organizing the...more

More Than Anti-Piracy, This Bill Is Internet Censorship

Last month, Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont introduced U.S. Senate Bill S. 3804, also known as the “Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act.” While the bill has a bipartisan roster of co-sponsors and is...more

Virtual Online Poker Cardrooms: Gambling Under US Federal Law?

Peer to peer iPoker as conducted on the worldwide internet has received much attention given the ever-increasing popularity of the game across the globe. Questions over the legality of such virtual online poker cardrooms...more

Legality of Peer-to-Peer Internet Poker

The Legality of peer to peer virtual online poker card rooms under US federal law. Wire Act (1084); IGBA (1955); Travel Act; UIGEA. Business of Betting and Wagering. Skill games and gaming. Well-reasoned legal...more

New Law Expected to Add Teeth to Current Counterfeiting Laws

Recognizing that the increase in willful violations of U.S. counterfeiting laws pose a serious threat to the economy, both chambers of Congress finally passed the Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual...more

"The Copyright Act: It’s a law, dude" (remarks and analysis regarding criminal enforcement of the Copyright Act)

A post from my LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION® blog in which I take issue with the view of at least one major light in the copyright world about whether it is ever appropriate to utilize the criminal law to enforce copyright....more

Newsletter of the Advertising, Marketing & Media Practice Group of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

IN THIS ISSUE: *Pending New York Right of Publicity Bill To Provide Protection for Deceased Celebrities *French Court Fines eBay Over Fakes *ISPs Will Block Child Pornography Sites *FTC To Focus on Green Building and...more

Newsletter of the Advertising, Marketing & Media Practice Group of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

IN THIS ISSUE: *Not Easy Being Green *TorrentSpy Must Pay Studios $111 Million for Piracy *Uma Thurman Sues Lancome for Using Her Face in Ads *FTC Approves New CAN-SPAM Provisions *Dr. Bronner?s Sues Competitors Over...more

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