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Fenwick & West LLP

U.S. Copyright Office: DMCA Is “Tilted Askew,” Recommends Remedies for Rightsholders

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On May 21, 2020, the U.S. Copyright Office released its first full report—based on 92,000 written comments, five roundtables and decades of case law—on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512). The analysis was...more

Burns & Levinson LLP

Neil Young’s Suit Illustrates Music Licensing Issues

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On August 4, iconic guitarist Neil Young sued the Trump Campaign, claiming that Trump’s unauthorized use of his songs Rockin’ in the Free World and Devil’s Sidewalk at various rallies, including at the Tulsa rally on July 20,...more

Blank Rome LLP

Beware of the Trolls: Recent Uptick in Copyright Trolling and What You Should Do

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Over the past year, clients have experienced an increase in “copyright trolling,” which refers to the practice by some plaintiff law firms of using algorithms or other digital fingerprint technology to search or “troll” for...more

Thompson Coburn LLP

Photo embedding cases depend on social media company decisions

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Things were so simple in the old days. What was said in the public square could be heard and repeated by anyone. But today’s public square is social media. It is run by companies using sophisticated technology. It employs...more

McDermott Will & Emery

“Salacious” Content Doesn’t Bar Discovery in Copyright Infringement Suit

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The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit preserved discovery options for copyright owners fighting online piracy when it reversed the district court’s refusal to allow a subpoena of an alleged online...more

Greenberg Glusker LLP

Trademarks & Copyrights: Frequently Asked Questions

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Attorney Elizabeth M. Sbardellati recently presented "Trademarks & Copyrights: How to Protect Your IP Without Breaking the Bank" to a group of women startup owners as part of the Women Founders Network organization. A summary...more

BakerHostetler

AD-ttorneys@law – July 2020 #2

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Delayed Shipping Scams Get Their Turn in the Spotlight - FTC brings out MITOR for a new species of COVID-19 con - A Hundred Rip-Offs Bloom - Back at the beginning of July, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released stunning...more

International Lawyers Network

Queen Anne’s Revenge, Indeed!: Copyright Conundrums, Sovereign States, and IP Piracy

We live in a time of contradictions and confusion, and today we aim to explore how some such tensions have manifested themselves in the area of intellectual property law. On the one hand, we have a national and...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP - Social Media

Stretching The Bounds Of Personal Jurisdiction, 4th Circuit Finds Geotargeted Advertising May Subject Foreign Website Owner To...

Foreign websites that use geotargeted advertising may be subject to personal jurisdiction in the United States, even if they have no physical presence in the United States and do not specifically target their services to the...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

The Fourth Circuit Issues Litigants A Strong Reminder Of The Risks Associated With Failing To Preserve Evidence

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On July 16, 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued a decision highlighting the critical need for litigants to preserve evidence once notified of a potential lawsuit, and the serious ramifications...more

Pillsbury - Internet & Social Media Law Blog

Recent Appellate Decisions Clarify the “NonCommercial” Requirement of the Creative Commons ShareAlike License

Anyone who has spent time scouring the internet for free-to-use content has likely come across pictures, written materials and music permissively licensed under one or more of the Creative Commons licenses. These licenses...more

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

MarkIt to Market® - June 2020: Unicolors v. H&M: When White Lies Can Leave You Black and Blue

Because copyright applications are not substantively examined, unlike patent and trademark applications, obtaining a copyright registration is typically viewed as relatively easy. Indeed, only a minority of copyright...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

Design Patents Protected at the Border – Proposed Legislation Authorizes U.S. Customs to Seize Goods Infringing Patented Designs

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Proposed bipartisan legislation would grant authority to the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) to seize goods that infringe U.S. design patents, which protect the ornamental appearance of articles of manufacture. CBP...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Video Gaming / E-Gaming Law Update - June 2020

Does My Video Game Violate Consumers’ Privacy Rights? The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is the first broad-based state statute aimed at enhancing personal privacy rights for consumers. Following the example set by...more

Haug Partners LLP

Intermediary Liability and Indirect Infringement for Marketplaces in Europe and the United States

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Counterfeiters often act through intermediaries, including online marketplaces, social media companies, and internet service providers (“ISPs”), that may not be aware that their services are being used for infringing...more

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

Client Alert: U.S. Copyright Office Releases Report on Digital Millennium Copyright Act

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), signed into law in 1998, has had an enormous and long-lasting impact on the rights of copyright owners and the evolution of the internet....more

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Copyright Office’s DMCA Report Raises an Interesting Question: Does a Computer Know What is Fair?

On May 21, 2020, the Copyright Office issued a Report on the DMCA (“Report”) expressing the view that case law applying the DMCA’s safe harbor provision have fallen out of balance, tilting too far in favor of online platforms...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Take Two: Photographer’s Copyright Suit Over Embedded Instagram Post is Revived

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We recently blogged about an April 2020 decision of the federal court for the Southern District of New York, which dismissed a copyright infringement suit brought by Stephanie Sinclair, a Pulitzer-Prize winning...more

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

June 2020: Trademark & Copyright Litigation Update

Ninth Circuit Sinks Plaintiff’s Spirit Like a Lead Balloon: Some Copyright Protections Have Died, And Not Gone to Heaven - When filed in 2014, Skidmore vs. Led Zeppelin threatened to publicly humiliate the members of Led...more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Judge Reverses Prior Dismissal of Copyright Suit on Use of Embedded Instagram Photo

In a major blow to web publishers, Judge Kimba Wood of the Southern District of New York reversed her own ruling from just two months ago and revived a photographer’s copyright suit against Mashable, Inc. (Mashable), over...more

McDermott Will & Emery

More Than a Feeling: No Fees for Frivolous Claim Where “Perceived Wrongs Were Deeply Felt”

Addressing the appropriateness of the district court’s decision to deny attorneys’ fees relating to a copyright claim it labeled “frivolous,” the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed the denial, despite the...more

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Copyright Office Issues Report On DMCA Safe Harbors: Section 512 Is “Unbalanced”

When the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) was enacted, the stated goal was to bring federal copyright law into the 21st century by providing certain immunities to internet service providers while...more

Latham & Watkins LLP

Copyright, Competition, and Controversy: Press Publishers’ Right under the Copyright Directive

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French Competition Authority orders Google to negotiate remuneration with press publishers and news agencies under Article 15 of the Copyright Directive (as implemented in France). Background - In April 2019 the...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

Suit Takes Aim At Internet Archive, Spurs End Of National Emergency Library

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A copyright infringement lawsuit filed by four major publishing companies against the Internet Archive has prompted early termination of the site’s National Emergency Library, a project that made books available...more

Brooks Kushman P.C.

What Patent Owners And Product Sellers Need To Know About Amazon’s Utility Patent Neutral Evaluation Procedure

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In 1995, Amazon was solely a book-selling website that operated out of Jeff Bezos’ garage. Despite its humble beginnings, Bezos always had a big vision for Amazon. He wanted it to be the “everything store.” Today, the...more

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