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FTC Shuts Down Bitcoin Mining Equipment Provider

For some miners of Bitcoins who got the shaft from Butterfly Labs, the Federal Trade Commission offered some solace by obtaining a court order to shut down the company and freezing its assets. The FTC sued BF Labs, Inc.,…more

CDA No Bar to Claim for Negligent Failure to Warn Website Users

A claim that a website negligently failed to warn users about sexual predators contacting and raping women who used the site is not barred by the Communications Decency Act (CDA), the Ninth Circuit found. The appellate court…more

TinyCo Violated COPPA with Its Kids' Mobile App

TinyCo, Inc. got into big trouble with the Federal Trade Commission for collecting email addresses from children under 13 who used the company’s kid’s mobile apps. The company, which offers mobile apps for free download from…more

What Was Left of Mayor’s Image Not Enough for Copyright Infringement

The image of the Madison, Wisconsin mayor on tee shirts and tank tops was so altered that not enough of the underlying photograph remained to support a copyright infringement lawsuit, the Seventh Circuit found. The tee shirts…more

Getty Hits Microsoft with Copyright Infringement Action for Bing Widget

The Bing Image Widget had a short fling on the Internet before a copyright infringement lawsuit by Getty Images caused Microsoft to take the widget down. The widget, which was released on August 22, 2014, allows website…more

Google Must Refund Unauthorized In-App Charges Made by Children

Google, Inc. must pay back to customers at least $19 million in unauthorized charges incurred by children using mobile apps downloaded from the Google Play app store for Android mobile devices. The payment settles a complaint…more

Brilliantly Drafted Contract Not Enough to Make Fed Ex Drivers Independent Contractors

FedEx Ground delivery drivers are employees, not independent contractors, under California’s labor laws, the Ninth Circuit found, reversing a summary judgment for the delivery service. The drivers filed suit for employment…more

New Illinois Law Prohibits Deceptive Patent Troll Communications

Patent trolls will need to provide basic information to Illinois businesses concerning the patent in question and how the patent is being infringed beginning in January 2015 as the result of new legislation signed into…more

Hyperlink Fails to Give Reasonable Notice of Terms of Use

A hyperlink to the terms of use on the bottom left-hand corner of every page in close proximity to the buttons a user must click to complete an online purchase is not sufficient for constructive notice to bind the user to the…more

Does Monkey Own Copyright in Selfie?

While the monkey who shot a selfie that created an interesting copyright question can’t sell her image, the photographer whose camera was used is giving away an 8 x 12 canvas of the image to each person who requests one and…more

No Trademark Infringement by Fictitious Batman Clean Slate Program

There is no trademark confusion between an actual computer program and a fictitious program with a similar name used in the Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises. The Seventh Circuit affirmed a trial court’s granting of a motion…more

Sherlock Holmes Copyright Case Costs Estate Attorneys' Fees

The case of Sherlock Holmes attempt to demand a license fee for expired copyrights now includes a new chapter: awarding attorneys’ fees to the plaintiff who challenged the “unlawful business strategy.” The Seventh Circuit…more

Musicians and Writers Sue GM and Ford for Copyright Infringement

An alliance of music copyright owners sued General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. for infringement by not paying royalties for the devices installed in their cars that record CDs. The Alliance of Artists and Recording…more

Trademark Office Finds BioMcDiesel Would Confuse McDonald's Customers

While customers can’t order a BigMac, fries, and five gallons of diesel fuel, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office found BioMcDiesel would create a likelihood of confusion with the famous McDonald’s family of marks and denied…more

Staying Alive: Travolta's SLAPP Motion Fails to Halt Lawsuit

A lawsuit by John Travolta’s former pilot to determine if a confidentiality agreement bars the pilot from telling all about his personal relationship with the movie star is staying alive after a California appellate court…more
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