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IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks -- October 10, 2013

United States v. Liu, USCA, Ninth Circuit, October 1, 2013 - Ninth Circuit panel vacates defendant’s convictions for criminal copyright infringement and trafficking in counterfeit labels, holding that district court...more

Short Wins - Assault On An Officer And The Ex Post Facto Clause

There were three wins in the federal circuits last week, discussed below. The most interesting is probably United States v. Zabawa which gives a fair shake at sentencing to someone who assaulted an officer (who headbutted...more

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Federal Ban on Trafficking of Certain “Culturally Significant Articles”

On October 22, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit affirmed a Federal District Court decision that a federal ban on the trafficking of certain culturally significant articles was proper and did not...more

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