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Copyright v. Privacy: Voltage Pictures LLC v. John Doe And Jane Doe

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

Jury’s Verdict in Madden Football Copyright Case Overturned

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

Cinar Corporation v Robinson, 2013 SCC 73

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

Willful Infringement of Copyright in Haitian Earthquake Photographs Cost AFP and Getty $1.2 Million

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

Google Says "All Your Books Are Belong to Us": Federal District Court Approves Digitizing Millions of Copyrighted Books Under Fair...

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

Online streaming of free-to-air TV channels: Why the approach taken by the European Court of Justice and UK High Court in the...

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

Google Prevails in the Latest Chapter of the Google Books Litigation

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

Chad Elie v. Ifrah Law PLLC [Professional Negligence Claims]

Order Granting Limited Stay of Discovery

ORDER that all discovery is stayed in this case until the earlier of 20 days after Defendant files an answer or February 21, 2014. Discovery Plan and Scheduling Order due by 3/13/2014. Signed by Magistrate Judge Cam Ferenbach...more

Chad Elie v. Ifrah Law PLLC [Professional Negligence Claims]

PROPOSED JOINT DISCOVERY PLAN AND SCHEDULING ORDER SUBMITTED IN COMPLIANCE WITH FED. R. CIV. P.26(f) AND LOCAL RULE 26-1(E )

PROPOSED Joint Discovery Plan / Scheduling Order filed by Plaintiff Chad Elie, Defendants Alain Jeffery Ifrah, Ifrah PLLC . (Chattah, Sigal) (Entered: 10/17/2013) [Clerk Notes.] ...more

Langone v. FanDuel, Inc. (Fantasy Sports)

MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER re Dismissal of Civil Action

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division (Judge Thomas M. Durkin); MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER re Dismissal of Civil Action based upon the Illinois Loss Recovery Act, 720 ILCS...more

ITC Section 337 Update – October 4, 2013

Commission Issues Notice Of Shutdown Of Investigative Activities – On October 1, 2013, the Commission issued a Notice that, as a result of the broader shutdown of the federal government, the Commission “will shut down...more

Southern District of New York Holds Music Publishers Cannot Selectively Withdraw New Media Rights from ASCAP's Repertory

On September 17, 2013, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York held that the consent decree entered into by and between the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and the...more

Madden Football Copyright Verdict Under Booth Review

Electronic Arts, Inc. (“EA”), owner of the $4 billion John Madden Football videogame franchise, thought it had a pretty good defense when Robin Antonick filed suit in the Federal Court for the Northern District of California,...more

Lawrence Lessig Files Copyright Suit Over “Bad Faith” DMCA Takedown Notice

The District of Massachusetts may be becoming a center for takedown notice jurisprudence. As we have previously reported, pending before the court is the matter of Tuteur v. Crosley-Corcoran, the outcome of which may...more

Chad Elie v. Ifrah Law PLLC [Professional Negligence Claims]

REPLY IN SUPPORT OF MOTION TO DISMISS AMENDED COMPLAINT

REPLY IN SUPPORT OF MOTION TO DISMISS AMENDED COMPLAINT -- to Response to MOTION to Dismiss filed by Defendants Alain Jeffery Ifrah, Ifrah PLLC. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit G, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit H, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit...more

TC's inside IP - Summer 2013: Technology Continues to Test the Boundaries of Copyright Law

Technological advances are stressing the seams of existing copyright law, forcing yet another industry to grapple with the prospect of disruption. At the nexus of this tension is AEREO, Inc. (“Aereo”), a streaming service...more

Seltzer v. Green Day, Inc.

US Court of Appeal (9th Cir.) Opinion re Fair Use of Video Backdrop for Stage Show

SUMMARY -- Copyright / Fair Use The panel affirmed the district court’s summary judgment in favor of the defendants but vacated the district court’s award of attorneys’ fees in an artist’s action alleging violations of the...more

Chad Elie v. Ifrah Law PLLC [Professional Negligence Claims]

STIPULATION AND ORDER EXTENDING TIME FOR DEFENDANTS’ REPLY IN SUPPORT OF MOTION TO DISMISS (FIRST REQUEST)

STIPULATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME (First Request) for Defendants' Reply in Support of MOTION to Dismiss by Defendants Alain Jeffery Ifrah, Ifrah PLLC. (Terry, Brian) (Entered: 07/22/2013) [Clerk's Notes] ...more

Chad Elie v. Ifrah Law PLLC [Professional Negligence Claims]

RESPONSE TO MOTION TO DISMISS

RESPONSE to MOTION to Dismiss, filed by Plaintiff Chad Elie. Replies due by 7/25/2013. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix)(Chattah, Sigal) (Entered: 07/15/2013) [Clerk's Notes.] ...more

Cardroom International LLC v. Mark Scheinberg, et. al. (Ferguson, Chris)

Court Order Overruling Objections to Proposed Order (re Dismissal)

Court Order Overruling Objections to Proposed Order (re Dismissal) -- minutes entered by Los Angeles Superior County Clerk on 07/12/2013. ...more

Cardroom International LLC v. Mark Scheinberg, et. al. (Ferguson, Chris)

Order Sustaining Demurrers To Plaintiff's Second Amended Complaint W/O Leave to Amend and Dismissing Action in its Entirety

Order Sustaining Demurrers To Plaintiff's Second Amended Complaint W/O Leave to Amend and Dismissing Action in its Entirety -- entered by Honorable Elizabeth A. White, Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court on July 12, 2013....more

Second Circuit Overturns Class Certification in Google Books Copyright Challenge

Yesterday the Second Circuit issued its decision undoing the District Court’s certification of a plaintiff class in the long-running lawsuit claiming that the Google Books Library Project violates copyright in millions of...more

Federal Circuit Rules on Patentability of Business Method Patent

The question on appeal was whether the district court erred in dismissing Ultramercial's claims for lack of subject matter eligibility under § 101 due to abstractness. Chief Judge Rader filed the opinion for the court, and...more

Was Lawrence DiCristina found guilty or charged in and by the state of New York for promoting gambling or anything else? (Updated...

Was Lawrence DiCristina found guilty or charged in and by the state of New York for promoting gambling or anything else? (No, he was charged by US Federal authorities) International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) Discussion...more

Intellectual Property Bulletin - Spring 2013

Copyright co-ownership is a well-established method of allocating rights within the software, recording, and motion picture industries. In theory, it presents a clear and simple arrangement and provides a strong degree of...more

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