Are websites legally responsible for content posted by their users?
Do I need permission to use images from Google on my website?
Patent Infringement Defense Leveraging Contested Proceedings
Implementing a Counterfeit Enforcement Program
Design Patents: New Implications from the Hague Agreement
Patent Litigation and the Proposed Innovation Act of 2013
Developing a Business Strategy that Deters Counterfeiters
Protecting Trade Secrets When Employees Depart
Polsinelli Podcast - Conducting Business in China
Are there going to be new generic top level domains available in the future?
Beastie Boys Sue; Law Prof's 'Head Spins'
Polsinelli Podcast - Generic Drugs to Market - What's the Climate in 2014?
The Building Blocks of a Technology Deal
Emerging Strategies for Protecting Global IP Rights
Starting a new business? Intellectual Property 101 Presented by Prof. Islam & PA Thomas Lewry
Warranty vs. Indemnity
What should my company be aware of when launching a new website?
Demonstratives in Post-Grant Proceedings
Video: Claim Contruction in Post-Grant Proceedings
As part of a concerted effort to assess the effectiveness of existing methods of licensing music, the US Copyright Office has published a request in the Federal Register for public comment on a number of copyright issues....more
In a decision that is already being criticized as “horrific” and “judicial activism,” the Ninth Circuit created copyright protection for an acting performance in a short film for which the actress read from a script and was...more
In This Presentation:
- User Generated Content
..What, Me Worry? What could go wrong with UGC?
- The Communications Decency Act
- The DMCA
- Sweepstakes, Contests and...more
In This Publication:
- I. Introduction
- II. Rights Implicated By Transmission And Use Of Works On The Internet
- III. Application Of Copyright Rights To Specific Acts On The Internet
Italy: Opportunities for DTT frequencies in the Italian market - The Italian Ministry for Economic Development has started a competitive bid for three national DTT frequencies.
Australia: Senate scrutinises state of...more
On 20 February 2014, the European Parliament adopted the collective management of copyright and related rights directive (Directive), which aims to make it easier for online providers to stream music in multiple EU countries....more
In another iteration of the ongoing conflict between television content owners and the Internet television company Aereo, a Utah district court enters a preliminary injunction against Aereo, pending the U.S. Supreme Court’s...more
The recent Federal Court of Canada decision in Voltage Pictures LLC v. John Doe and Jane Doe (2014 FC 161) has already received considerable attention for its approach to deterring so-called “copyright trolls”: plaintiffs...more
CrossFit, Inc., the fitness training company, licenses its trademarked name and goodwill to over eight thousand affiliates worldwide at $3,000 per year per affiliate. When non-affiliate Jenni Alvies began posting on Facebook...more
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
We previously reported on Robin Antonick’s copyright claim against Electronic Arts, Inc. (“EA”) over the software for the Apple II John Madden Football game. Antonick didn’t have a copy of his original source code at the time...more
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
On December 23, 2013, a unanimous Supreme Court of Canada issued its decision in the copyright infringement action involving the children’s cartoon television show “The Adventures of Robinson Curiosity” (“Curiosity”) and the...more
BETTING AND GAMING -
Japan looking at casino promotion legislation - With a few very limited exceptions, gaming is generally banned in Japan. In the wake of the tsunami and earthquake, and as the 2020 Olympic Games...more
Last November, French courts have, for the first time, ordered to block entire video streaming websites based on specific laws against copyright infringement (Hadopi 2009 laws1). To some authors, this decision is questionable...more
Viacom Executive’s Name Not Protected as Trademark Under Web Domain Rules. On September 6, 2013, a World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”) arbitrator denied Viacom President and CEO Philippe Dauman’s claim for...more
A federal jury in New York has found Agence France-Presse and Getty Images Inc. willful in their infringement of Daniel Morel’s copyrights in eight photographs of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and ordered them to pay damages of...more
If you know your Internet memes, you may already have rolled your eyes at the title above. If you don’t get the (dated, I admit) reference, you can, of course, just google it. That “of course” is Google’s strategic vision...more
While in the UK the law in relation to the live streaming of free-to-view television channels has been resolved, following the reference to the CJEU and the High Court decision in the TVCatchUp (TVC) litigation, in favour of...more
On November 15, Judge Chin of the Southern District of New York issued a long-awaited decision in the Google Books case, Authors Guild, Inc. v. Google Inc. Google Books — the project through which Google provides access to...more
When last we looked in on the Google Books dispute, the Second Circuit had overturned class certification in the suit, brought by the Authors Guild and multiple individual authors, on the basis that the District Court first...more
There’s no question that Google’s massive book digitization project has enormous social benefits. Researchers and students are able to find and analyze relevant information more quickly than ever before, authors and...more
The Authors Guild Inc. v. Google Inc., USDC, S.D. New York, November 14, 2013 -
District court grants Google’s summary judgment motion, holding that Google’s scanning and indexing of copyrighted books for its Google...more
In this issue:
- How Capitol Records v. Vimeo Shapes the Content Stream
- Internet Platform Held Liable for Counterfeit Sales – Hope for Brand Owners
- Daily Journal quotes Greg Sater on native...more
Vimeo, the online video service, is seeking leave to appeal to the Second Circuit on the issue of whether sound recordings made prior to 1972 are covered by the safe harbor provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act...more
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