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Mr. Spock Battles the Trolls

“The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” —Spock, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982). These are the opening words in United States District Judge Otis D. Wright’s May 6, 2013, order issuing...more

BONDing With NPE's - The requirement for security for costs or expenses under Section 1030 of the California Code of Civil...

A little used and often overlooked provision of the California Code of Civil Procedure recently played an important role in three recent cases brought by AF Holdings LLC, a foreign entity formed under the laws of the...more

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks -- March 28, 2013

In This Issue: - Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., U.S. Supreme Court, March 19, 2013: In a 6-to-3 decision with far-reaching implications, U.S. Supreme Court holds that copyright “first sale” doctrine...more

Court Finds Improper Joinder of Defendants in Same BitTorrent Swarm

Over the past several years, content providers, particularly in the adult film industry, have filed numerous suits against users who have copied their works via the BitTorrent file-sharing protocol. Put briefly, the use of...more

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