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The DMCA’s Safe Harbor Provision And Policing Repeat Infringers

by Weintraub Tobin on

The Ninth Circuit recently revisited the issue of the applicability of the safe harbor provision of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) in the case Ventura Content, Ltd., v. Motherless, Inc., et al. (decided March...more

DSM Watch: the new Copyright Directive – recent developments on the proposed Ancillary Right for Press Publishers

by Hogan Lovells on

The European Parliament’s Rapporteur on the draft Copyright Directive (COM (2016) 593), Axel Voss, released proposed amendments to Article 11 and its corresponding recitals at the end of March....more

House of Lords issues report on digital advertising market

by Hogan Lovells on

Yesterday the House of Lords published a report into the UK’s digital advertising market. It includes: a call for a CMA study into whether the market is working fairly for businesses and consumers; proposals for enhancing...more

Europe: New Obligations for Platform Operators – Where Do We Stand?

by Hogan Lovells on

The reform of European Copyright law is at the heart of the European Commission’s efforts to create a true Digital Single Market. The new draft Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market (“Copyright Directive“, COM...more

Commission’s notice on Brexit and copyright: Is it as bad as it sounds?

by Hogan Lovells on

On 28 March 2018 the Commission published a Notice to Stakeholders on the Withdrawal of the UK and EU rules in the field of Copyright. The Notice reminds stakeholders that, unless the UK comes to an agreement with the EU,...more

Esports Insights and Trends - April 2018

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Leveraging its long history and extensive experience in all aspects of the sports arena, the Foley Sports Industry Team is actively immersed in the booming esports industry. Our Esports Insights and Trends will be a recurring...more

Reassessing Embedding: When In-Line Linking May Get You In Trouble

by Orrick - IP Landscape on

Opinion, Goldman v. Breitbart News Network, LLC, No. 17-03144 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 15, 2018) (Judge Katherine B. Forrest) - News reporters, bloggers, and other online media outlets beware: know where your embedded images and...more

Studies discuss difficulty of combatting disinformation

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

Everyone seems to agree that “fake news,” or disinformation, permeates the online environment. Researchers are increasingly examining the Internet’s false and embellished data as a significant social phenomenon, which is...more

Gearing up for e-sport: Seizing opportunities and tackling legal issues

by Hogan Lovells on

On 27 March, Partner Eugene Low and Associate Arthur Ng from our Hong Kong office gave a presentation on e-sports at a reception event organized by the Association of Corporate Counsel, Hong Kong. ...more

New digital media regulations

by Dentons on

Earlier this month, the National Media Council (NMC) released a set of Digital Media Regulations (the Digital Regulations) under the umbrella of Cabinet Resolution No. 23 of 2017 Concerning Media Content (the Media...more

Online Images – Free to Use?

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

Having won her primary, Starr Struuck is ready to update her campaign website and Instagram feed to jazz up her image and promote the reasons why she should win the general election. ...more

AR/VR Is Changing the Game

The ultimate vision for AR/VR is that the medium replaces screens altogether. When the screens are gone, we are essentially left with what we’ve had since the beginning—things like board games, puzzles, live action...more

Q&A With Matthew Pierce, Founder and CEO, Versus Systems

For this issue, I had the chance to sit down with one of our clients, Versus Systems’ chief, Matthew Pierce, to discuss a range of topics, from the gamification of media to the future of mobile games to L.A.’s booming...more

Loved By Many, Cloud-Based Remote DVR Programming Functionality Falls Victim As Rovi Files Second Patent Infringement Strike...

In another example of cloud-based technologies and services falling victim to increased patent litigation surrounding the cloud space, Rovi Guides, Inc. (a TiVo subsidiary) filed another patent campaign against its...more

GDPR: The Most Frequently Asked Questions: When Honoring a "Right To Be Forgotten" Request Do I Have To Delete Personal Data From...

by Bryan Cave on

The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") is arguably the most comprehensive - and complex - data privacy regulation in the world. As companies prepare for the GDPR to go into force on May 25, 2018,...more

Investigative Report At Center of Alleged SLAPP

by LeClairRyan on

An interesting case is playing out in DC Superior Court. The plaintiffs allege, in a 103-page, 535-paragraph complaint, that they were defamed and cast in a false light in a 541-page report that was commissioned by the...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Notwithstanding Lloyd’s assurances that the rumors of his demise are premature, Goldman has cleared the path forward for David Solomon (aka, one of its current co-Presidents, aka, DJ D-Sol) to assume the CEO position when Mr....more

Successful Section 101 Motion to Dismiss: Digital Ad Delivery Is Abstract Concept

On March 1, 2018, United States District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer (S.D.N.Y.) granted defendants’—Charter Communications, Inc. and Spectrum Management Holding Company, LLC (together, “Charter”)—motion to dismiss a patent...more

Global Media Sector Trends 2018: Seizing new commercial opportunities and tackling emerging threats

by DLA Piper on

DLA Piper's new Global Media Sector Trends 2018 report explores how new commercial opportunities are being created by disruption, specifically in relation to the rise of over-the-top (OTT) content, virtual / augmented reality...more

Digital Single Market – New Copyright Directive advances

by Hogan Lovells on

On 16 January 2018, the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU Council sought guidance from the Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) regarding the long-debated Draft Copyright Directive. ...more

Great Pic! But Can You Use It?

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

Running for office, Starr Struuck sent out a campaign newsletter extolling her qualifications and a list of reasons why she should be elected rather than her incumbent opponent. Prominently displayed in her newsletter and...more

Top 20 to Watch—Digital Media Edition

One of our missions at Manatt Digital is to discover and get to know companies and founders who are innovating and executing with disruptive technologies. We are continuously on the hunt for companies that have market/product...more

Utah Legislative Update: 2018 - Part One

by Holland & Hart LLP on

Utah’s Legislative session is underway. This annual event is a test of legislative speed and immune system stamina! It’s a special political-Olympic event that takes place over seven weeks of intense debate and budget...more

Do We Need A Truth In Advertising Act? The Industry and Retailers Self-Regulate Photoshopping Ads

Digitally altered images of models have been a controversial advertising issue for decades. In Great Britain, the Advertising Standards Authority Ltd., which is the governing regulatory advertising body, in 2011 banned...more

Enforce your repeat infringer policy

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

Seinfeld famously noted that taking the reservation is not nearly as important as holding the reservation. In the same way, Internet service providers must do more to avoid liability than enact a repeat infringer policy –...more

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