A Copyright is an exclusive legal right granted to the creator of an original work to license, copy, sell, distribute, or otherwise exploit the work for his or her own benefit.
Beastie Boys Sue; Law Prof's 'Head Spins'
Starting a new business? Intellectual Property 101 Presented by Prof. Islam & PA Thomas Lewry
What should my company be aware of when launching a new website?
Due Diligence in Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Transactions
ITC: Protecting Intellectual Property in the US – Interview with Joe Hameline, Member, Mintz Levin
Copyright Matters – Interview with Andrew Skale, Member, Mintz Levin
What Damages Can I Recover If My Copyright Is Infringed Upon?
William Faulkner v. Woody Allen: Copyright Fight
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
'Gray Market' Lawyer: Congress Won't Change Copyright Laws
Harlem Shake's Copyright Issues
Why Did Godzilla & James Bond Need Congress' Protection?
Weekly Brief: Rakoff Orders Gupta To Pay Goldman Sachs' Legal Fees
New Happy Birthday Song, Copyright-Free
Worst Case Scenarios for Alleged Copyright Infringers
The First Sale Doctrine Under Copyright Law Update - Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons
Registering Trademarks & Copyrights with U.S. Customs
Legal Trends: Where is the action in copyright law today?
Copyright Safe Harbors: Establishing Protection Against Infringement Claims
SCOTUS Takes "Grey Market" Goods Resale Case
After a long consultation process, the Italian Communications Authority (AGCOM) published the long awaited regulations on the protection of copyright on the Internet and media, which among other things provide for a notice...more
The Criminal Court no. 4 of Castellón (Spain) has recently sentenced a peer-to-peer file sharing webmaster to 18 month imprisonment for a continued offence against IP rights. In addition, the Court has also banned him from...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
The High Court has ordered streaming service TV Catchup (TVC) to drop over 20 channels aired by ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 and pay eighty per cent of the broadcasters’ costs of the action, following a decision of the Court...more
January 2012 saw an explosion of controversy over two Internet-related bills that had been progressing through Congress: the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House, and the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic...more
It appears that a Circuit split is developing on the issue of whether Internet services that transmit network television programs are engaged in a transmission to the public in violation of the networks’ copyrights. The...more
Increasingly, printed matter is being made available via the Internet in electronic form, and both publishers and readers alike are starting to prefer an online format over the printed hardcopy format. One example is...more
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced this month that they will be engaging with stakeholders through public comments and roundtables to study a variety of policy issues highlighted in the Department of...more
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is sometimes criticized for creating more problems than it solves. Section 512 of the DMCA provides a mechanism for copyright owners to demand that Internet Service Providers...more
In April, we wrote about the ongoing dispute between Aereo, the upstart technology company that utilizes warehouses full of tiny antennas to capture over-the-air television and then retransmit it over the Internet to its...more
Draft regulations on the protection of copyright on the Internet and media also providing a notice and take down procedure for potential breaches have been published by the Italian communications authority (the AGCOM) and are...more
The Chairman of the Italian Communications Authority (Agcom), Angelo Marcello Cardani, has recently updated the Italian Parliament on the latest initiatives of the Authority on online copyright protection....more
In This Publication:
- I. Introduction
- II. Rights Implicated By Transmission And Use Of Works On The Internet
A. The Right of Reproduction -
1. The Ubiquitous Nature of "Copies" on the Internet...more
In its recent decision in St. Luke’s Cataract & Laser Institute, P.A. v. Zurich American Insurance Co., 2013 WL 461347 (11th Cir. Feb. 7, 2013) (unpublished), the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit found...more
Now that 2013 has arrived, we look forward to a new year of media cases. However, in order to orient ourselves for 2013, it is important to stop and take a look back at some of the relevant entertainment and media cases of...more
In This Issue:
Larson v. Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc., USCA Ninth Circuit, January 10, 2013 -
Ninth Circuit reverses grant of summary judgment in favor of heirs of Superman co-creator in litigation concerning...more
This time last year, Law Law Land joined the hackneyed proud tradition of legal blogs offering year-end lists of cases to watch in the coming year (though in our defense, we did try to mix it up by reviewing totally absurd...more
There can be no dispute that the death of Aaron Swartz – the Internet activist who took his own life on Friday, January 11 – is tragic. There can also be no dispute that the grief and anger his family feel is very real. The...more
Yes, it’s the lazy way to do a post during the week before Christmas and New Year. In my next post, we will use this information to help predict the trends of legal issues for online media, marketing, internet law and...more
Google has announced a change to its search algorithms which now will take into account the number of copyright infringement notifications received for any given site. Google specifically stated that this may lower the...more
April 12 (Bloomberg Law) -- Trevor Timm, activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), a new bill that attempts to...more
We previously wrote about the broad protests over two bills in Congress targeting online copyright infringement – the House’s Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) and the Senate’s Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA). We...more
If you read the paper, watch TV, listen to the radio or use the Internet, it’s been tough to avoid SOPA recently. (If you don’t, well, you’re probably hand-writing angry missives in a cabin and not reading this.) What we’ve...more
In this Issue:
In the Marketplace: Industry Launches Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising;
Heard on the Hill: The House Continues Focus on Internet Privacy Practices; Congress Considers Online...more