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Due Diligence in Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Transactions
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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
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Harlem Shake's Copyright Issues
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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
Close on the heels of the settlement between Marvel Comics and Jack Kirby’s heirs, which ended their dispute over copyright in a number of iconic comic book characters, the heirs to one of Superman’s co-creators, artist...more
Medinol Ltd., v. Cordis Corporation and Johnson & Johnson
Case Number: 1:13-cv-0148-SAS
In March, Judge Scheindlin found that laches formed a complete defense for Cordis in this matter. Medinol did not appeal...more
ABC v. Aereo: Supreme Court Holds that Aereo’s System of Streaming Television Broadcasts via the Internet Infringes Copyrights in Programs Broadcast. On June 25, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in the...more
The U.S. Supreme Court has given a victory to freelance authors of newspaper and magazine articles, and a defeat to some major publishers of their work. The publishers hired the authors as independent contractors who would...more
In American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc. (June 25, 2014), the Supreme Court reversed the Second Circuit’s denial of a preliminary injunction against Aereo, finding Aereo liable for direct copyright infringement...more
Federal Circuit Remands for Reconsideration of $6.6 Million Attorney Fees Award
On September 4, 2014, the Federal Circuit remanded a case to the district court to reconsider an attorney fees award in light of the Supreme...more
Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. - USCA Ninth Circuit, August 22, 2014:
On remand from the U.S. Supreme Court, which held that doctrine of laches could not bar plaintiff's copyright infringement claims involving...more
In This Issue:
- The Analysis for Design Patent Infringement Post-Egyptian Goddess
- Supreme Court Issues Decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank
- Capitol Records, LLC v. Pandora Media, Inc.: Future of...more
When Congress last completely overhauled the Copyright Act in 1976, disco topped the charts, Charlie’s Angels was making its television debut, and fax machines were revolutionizing how people communicated. But it was this...more
In June, the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision affecting copyright claims and defenses. The copyrighted work at issue was the popular motion picture Raging Bull, in which Robert DeNiro plays famous boxing champion Jake...more
CBS Broadcasting Inc. v. FilmOn.com, Inc. -
USDC, S.D.N.Y., July 24, 2014:
District court issues second contempt finding against unauthorized content redistributor FilmOn.com, finding that FilmOn.com violated...more
On June 25, 2014 the Supreme Court of the United States in ABC v. Aereo, Inc., No. 13-461 (S.Ct. June 25, 2014), in an opinion delivered by Justice Breyer, ruled that an online television streaming service that allows...more
Shortly after its highly publicized loss before the US Supreme Court, which appeared to doom its over-the-air television Internet streaming business, New York-based Aereo has asserted in federal district court that it is...more
We previously reported on the Supreme Court’s recent decision on June 25, 2014 that Aereo, Inc.’s internet television service infringed the copyright of the programs being transmitted by the service. In holding that Aereo was...more
In a highly anticipated decision, the Supreme Court ruled on June 29, 2014 that Aereo Inc.’s online service that broadcasts television programming over the Internet infringed on the exclusive right of television broadcasters...more
On June 25, 2014, the United States Supreme Court decided ABC v. Aereo, one of the more important (and most closely watched) copyright cases of the digital era. The Court’s 6-3 decision that streaming-TV startup Aereo...more
The U.S. Supreme Court heard a landmark number of intellectual property cases during its 2013-2014 term. Below is a summary of recent decisions issued in 2014....more
Last month, in American Broadcasting Companies Inc. v. Aereo, Inc., the Supreme Court ruled that Aereo’s service of streaming broadcast TV over the Internet violated copyrights in the streamed TV shows. Although this ruling...more
With the Supreme Court’s Aereo decision finally out, the digital industry is struggling with its impact, if any, on various products and services, particularly with regard to cloud computing. However, the Supreme Court...more
In Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc., 572 U.S. __ (2014), the United States Supreme Court addressed the role that the equitable defense of laches – i.e., a plaintiff’s unreasonable and prejudicial delay in commencing suit...more
In a highly anticipated decision, the Supreme Court on June 25, 2014, issued an opinion that ruled that web-based TV streaming service Aereo violated copyright law by providing a service substantially similar to cable...more
The United States Supreme Court has held that online video startup Aereo Inc. infringes broadcasters’ copyrights in on-air programming when Aereo transmits the programs to its Internet subscribers.
Ruling on June 25,...more
On June 25, the Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision in the case of American Broadcasting Companies, et al. v. Aereo, Inc. f/k/a Bamboom Labs, Inc., Case No. 13-461 (June 25, 2014). The case centered on Aereo’s...more
American Broadcasting Cos. v. Aereo, Inc. - U.S. Supreme Court, June 25, 2014:
U.S. Supreme Court holds that Aereo’s near-contemporaneous transmission of broadcast television programs over Internet to subscribers...more
On June 25, 2014, the US Supreme Court reversed a decision of the Second Circuit and held that Aereo publicly performs copyrighted television programming. The case has important implications for the public performance right...more
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