IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update For Motion Picture Studios And Television Networks - July 6, 2011


Table of Contents:

•Brown, Governor of California, et al. v. Entertainment Merchants Association et al.

•Penguin Group (USA) Inc. v. American Buddha

Brown, Governor of California, et al. v. Entertainment Merchants Association et al., U.S. Supreme Court, June 27, 2011

•The U.S. Supreme Court rules unconstitutional a California law that restricts the sale or rental of violent video games to minors, finding that violent video games are protected speech under the First Amendment, that the law was substantially underinclusive in pursuing the legitimate ends of protecting children, that it was substantially overinclusive in pursuing the legitimate ends of aiding concerned parents, and that it did not survive strict scrutiny.

Penguin Group (USA) Inc. v. American Buddha, USCA Second Circuit, May 12, 2011

•Second Circuit vacates district court’s dismissal of copyright infringement case for lack of personal jurisdiction, based on New York Court of Appeals’ holding, in response to a certified question, that in cases involving a copyrighted printed literary work that is uploaded to the Internet, the location of the copyright holder, not the location of the infringing activity, determines the situs of injury for purposes of New York’s long-arm statute.

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