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Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    High Profile Securities Law Decisions - Chief Judge Preska and Free CLE at K&L Gates 4/25

    High Profile Securities Law Decisions - Chief Judge Preska and Free CLE at K&L Gates 4/25
    The Securities Law and Federal Litigation Sections, along with the Southern District of New York Chapter of the Federal Bar Association presentRecent High Profile Securities Law DecisionsRegisterSpeakers:Hon. Loretta A. PreskaChief Judge,…
  • Apr 8

    How Powerful Are Women In The Law? Join Us And Find Out!

    How Powerful Are Women In The Law? Join Us And Find Out!
    Women in the Law: Power and Progress July 2014 Conference - Washington DC by Ray Dowd Join us on July 11 and find out! More information at www.fedbar.orgwww.dunnington.com Copyright law, fine art and navigating the courts. All…
  • Feb 19

    German Prosecutors To Be Honored at SDNY For Counterterrorism - Join Us February 25

    German Prosecutors To Be Honored at SDNY For Counterterrorism - Join Us February 25
       U.S FEDERAL BAR TO PRESENT HISTORIC AWARDS TO EUROPEAN COLLEAGUES For the first time in its nearly one hundred year history, the US Federal Bar Association will be presenting an award for professional excellence to two…
Rank this Week: 187

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

Covers content theft, plagiarism, and copyright issues on the Web. By Jonathan Bailey.

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Apr 15

    The Spotify Lover’s Delimma

    The Spotify Lover’s Delimma
    Spotify, and the services like it, bring unprecedented options to music fans. But those options haven't equated to success for musicians, creating a dilemma. The post The Spotify Lover’s Delimma appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Apr 15

    3 Count: Banana Dance

    3 Count: Banana Dance
    MGM loses bid to look at Section 6 script, broadcasters ponder post-Aereo future and banana costume leads to bizarre appeals court ruling. The post 3 Count: Banana Dance appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Apr 14

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 322 – Mega Lawsuit

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 322 – Mega Lawsuit
    Movie studios sue Kim Dotcom/Megaupload, Record labels sue VKontakte and UK streaming site owner arrested by City of London Police. The post Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 322 – Mega Lawsuit appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 46

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse…

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse Notices

Features copyright, patent, trademark and trade secret cease and desist notices.

http://www.chillingeffects.org/
Rank this Week: 53

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

Covers patent, copyright and trademark law in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. By Richard Crisona.

http://ipblog.abv.com
Rank this Week: 4488

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Apr 15

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-14

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-14
    Heartbleed bug highlights banks’ severe cyber security headaches http://t.co/UuCGS1l241 -> Companies tune up for musical battle http://t.co/Z7NrGUFcVg -> Appeals court reverses hacker/troll “weev” conviction and…
  • Apr 14

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-13

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-13
    Telus must reimburse $2.6M in texting fees, court rules http://t.co/ib2NBzJwIE -> Ontario court forces BlackBerry executive to work out notice period http://t.co/JLPajwHvGg -> Patent Grant Numbers http://t.co/qxYZo7TZEU -> Patent…
  • Apr 13

    Law and Innovation: Is Intellectual Property a Path to Progre

    Law and Innovation: Is Intellectual Property a Path to Progre
    I had the pleasure of speaking at the CIGI/Institute for New Economic Thinking, Toronto 2014 Conference called Human After All. The topic of my talk was “Law and Innovation: Is Intellectual Property a Path to Progress”. The…
Rank this Week: 565

IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    Tuesday Tiddlywink

    Tuesday Tiddlywink
    Authors Guild files appeal against Google. Do you remember the Google Books copyright litigation saga? As this Kat reported back in December, it is still far from being concluded. Following the late 2013 summary judgment ruling in which…
  • Apr 15

    Threateners don’t fret, your concerns may just have been met…

    Threateners don’t fret, your concerns may just have been met…
    A peculiarity of intellectual property law is those provisions which make it actionable in itself to threaten bringing infringement proceedings against another party. These provisions, which apply to claims of trade mark, patent and design…
  • Apr 15

    UPDATE - Declaration on Patent Protection by MPI Now Online

    UPDATE - Declaration on Patent Protection by MPI Now Online
    Blogmeister Jeremy reported yesterday that the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition was about to issue a Declaration on Patent Protection.  Hearty Katpat to Kat Emeritus and ongoing Katfriend Matthias…
Rank this Week: 28

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Covers European copyright law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwercopyrightblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Webinar on Copyright and Trademark Litigation

    Webinar on Copyright and Trademark Litigation
    We are delighted to announce that on 24 April 2014 Kluwer Law International is hosting a webinar on two major cases in the field of copyright and trademark litigation. The event is presented by IP expert Wouter Pors, partner in, ……
  • Apr 7

    Dutch Supreme Court: Cable retransmission has ended, but the levy might be reintroduced

    Dutch Supreme Court: Cable retransmission has ended, but the levy might be reintroduced
    Important ruling by Dutch Supreme Court on cable retransmission, film copyright and collective management of rights Guest blog by Prof. Dr D.J.G. Visser, Institute for Private Law, Leiden University  “This could well mean that…
  • Apr 3

    CJEU in UPC Telekabel Wien: A totally legal court order…to do the impossible

    CJEU in UPC Telekabel Wien: A totally legal court order…to do the impossible
    Institute for Information Law (IViR)Institute for Information Law (IViR) “This indicates the main danger of the ruling, that of fragmentation. This was foreseen by the Austrian referring court, which suggested that guidelines assessing…
Rank this Week: 807

Copyright Chronicle

Copyright Chronicle

Covers copyright law and current copyright issues. By Thomas P. Gulick.

http://copyrightchronicle.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    SCOTUS Ruling on Petrella May Have Long-Lasting Effects on Future Copyright Lawsuit

    SCOTUS Ruling on Petrella May Have Long-Lasting Effects on Future Copyright Lawsuit
    The Supreme Court of the United States has taken on two high-profile intellectual property cases, American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo and Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, and a lower profile copyright…
  • Sep 18

    BLURRED LINES:  SOMEWHERE BETWEEN…

    BLURRED LINES:  SOMEWHERE BETWEEN FOGERTY V. FANTASY AND HARRISONGS V. BRIGHT TUNES   The recent declaratory judgment lawsuit filed by Robin Thicke, Pharrell, and Clifford Harris, Jr. (collectively “Plaintiffs”)…
  • May 16

    Builder Beware: Copyright Infringement for Architectural Design

    Builder Beware: Copyright Infringement for Architectural Design
    An often overlooked function of the Copyright Act is the protection it provides for architectural works.  Recently, however, the Eastern District of New York was called upon to decide a copyright infringement claim involving…
Rank this Week: 987

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

Brings together concepts that cut across traditional intellectual property lines, addressing both evolving technologies and concerns about privacy and data security. By Porter Wright.

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
Rank this Week: 4746

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks and copyright news. By Vincent G. LoTempio.

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Apr 13

    $920 Million Kevlar Trade Secret Verdict Overturned

    $920 Million Kevlar Trade Secret Verdict Overturned
    DuPont has been making Kevlar, the ubiquitous strong polymer for use in bullet-proof armor and countless other consumer  products, for over thirty years. Kolon is a South Korean company that manufactured a similar polymer product known…
  • Mar 21

    LoTempio Patent client makes deal on “Shark Tank”

    LoTempio Patent client makes deal on “Shark Tank”
    Inventor and entrepreneur Frank Scozzafava of Mix Bikini designs, manufactures and markets interchangeable reversible bikinis. Frank is also a client of Kloss, Stenger and LoTempio. Frank was on the CNBC nationally televised show Shark Tank…
  • Mar 20

    No patent infringement by Google or Microsoft

    No patent infringement by Google or Microsoft
    Two of the largest search engine marketing vendors in the United States (Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp.) will not have to pay Paid Search Engine Marketing Tools LLC for their alleged patent infringement. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board…
Rank this Week: 527

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

Covers copyrights, creative commons, DRM, open source and more. By Andres Guadamuz.

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Apr 13

    Whatever happened to DVDs?

    Whatever happened to DVDs?
    Storage spaces This week I attended the launch of a CREATe report named ‘A review of the causes and impacts of unlawful file sharing’ (not yet available online). The report itself offers a fascinating insight into the research…
  • Apr 9

    Gikii 2014 Call for Paper

    Gikii 2014 Call for Paper
    So Gikii! Call For Papers September 1-2 2014University of Sussex, Brighton Could a computer virus go on a killing rampage? What are the legal issues surrounding 3D-printed drones? Is Bitcoin the beginning of the end of the existing financial…
  • Apr 2

    European court allows website blocking

    European court allows website blocking
    You shall not pass! The European Court of Justice has produced a very interesting ruling with regards to injunctions ordering intermediaries to block websites which make available infringing content. This has been a hot legal topic in recent…
Rank this Week: 319

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

Covers the RIAA's lawsuits of against ordinary working people.

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 103

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

Covers the harm of excess copyright enforcement. By Howard Knopf.

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 329

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

Covers copyright and other intellectual property topics. By Tonya Gisselberg.

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Apr 11

    No Copyright Infringement for Photos Registered After Suit Filed

    No Copyright Infringement for Photos Registered After Suit Filed
    Louis Psihoyos is a professional photographer.  John Wiley & Sons, Inc. is a textbook publisher.  Wiley discovered that it published some of Psihoyos’ photos in its textbooks without a license from…
  • Apr 4

    Not All Statements in eBay's User Agreement Are Binding Promise

    Not All Statements in eBay's User Agreement Are Binding Promise
    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that eBay’s User Agreement contains both informal descriptions of how eBay’s system works and legally enforceable promises.  Marshall Block, an eBay seller, filed a lawsuit…
  • Mar 28

    Publisher Tanks in Taking on Established Copyright Group Registration Practice

    Publisher Tanks in Taking on Established Copyright Group Registration Practice
    Alaska Stock is a stock photography agency which specializes in Alaska photos and Alaska-themed photos.  Stock photography agencies register copyrights and license images to others on behalf of photographers.  Since photographers…
Rank this Week: 945

Copyhype

Copyhype

Discusses copyright law for those in the content industries and the general public. By Terry Hart.

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Apr 11

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/11/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/11/14
    The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Music — What makes this list particularly relevant is its recognition that innovative music companies include record labels, both major and independent. Can Private Photos be Used in…
  • Apr 7

    Making Copies! Retiring the Volitional Conduct Test in Favor of Proximate Causation

    Making Copies! Retiring the Volitional Conduct Test in Favor of Proximate Causation
    Imagine an author. She has a spark of inspiration and sets out developing a story. Characters are sketched out. Index cards bearing plot points are written up, arranged, and rearranged. As the story takes shape, she calls in her assistant,…
  • Apr 4

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/04/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/04/14
    Why a Loss for Aereo Wouldn’t Threaten Cloud Services — Todd Spangler at Variety has a great post responding to the doomsday scenarios Aereo supporters have been employing as The Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments in the…
Rank this Week: 243

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Apr 11

    External competence to negotiate copyright protection treaties: who can do it for the EU?

    External competence to negotiate copyright protection treaties: who can do it for the EU?
    Case C‑114/12 European Commission v Council of the European Union nearly escaped this blogger's attention completely, since there was no obvious giveaway in the title of this case to suggest that it had anything to do with copyright.…
  • Apr 10

    Private copying of unlawful reproductions: CJEU says "no!"

    Private copying of unlawful reproductions: CJEU says "no!"
    This morning the Court of Justice of the European Union gave judgment in Case C-435/12 ACI Adam BV and Others v Stichting de Thuiskopie, Stichting Onderhandelingen Thuiskopie vergoeding. The judgment is so far available in just five official…
  • Apr 9

    Wednesday's CopyKat is an off-to-court Kat: how apealing

    Wednesday's CopyKat is an off-to-court Kat: how apealing
    Variety reports that MGM and James Bond producers Danjaq have filed a copyright infringement suit against NBC Universal claiming that the studio’s planned “Section 6″ feature film is a rip off of the lucrative 007 franchise.…
Rank this Week: 4604

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

Covers developments in trademark, copyright, new media and free speech. By Ron Coleman.

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Apr 10

    Explicitly your

    Explicitly your
    Tomorrow I will be on a panel called ”Warning, the Following Material May Be Explicit: Addressing the Efficacy of §2(a) of the Lanham Act” as part of American University Law Review’s annual Federal Circuit…
  • Apr 9

    Foul baller

    Foul baller
    Originally posted 2007-03-27 00:42:26. Republished by Blog Post PromoterA former major leaguer goes from giving up runs to running from the law. From pitch counts to multiple counts. From pitching and hitting to counterfeiting. From –…
  • Apr 9

    EFF backs eBay in Tiffany spat

    EFF backs eBay in Tiffany spat
    Originally posted 2008-12-05 00:01:56. Republished by Blog Post PromoterSee, we don’t agree with Public Citizen all the time!  Read on, via the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF): [EFF] along with Public Citizen and Public…
Rank this Week: 154

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers copyright and intellectual property law. By the Law Office of Carolyn E. Wright, LLC.

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Apr 9

    Congrats to our Winners and Additional Offer from Image Witness!

    Congrats to our Winners and Additional Offer from Image Witness!
    Congrats to our winners of the Image Witness Giveaway! George Widman Scott MacQuarrie Patrick Lauzon The great folks at Image Witness have an additional offer. As Photo Attorney readers seem to be really keen on protecting…
  • Apr 8

    Image Witness Giveaway!

    Image Witness Giveaway!
    The great folks at Image Witness have an offer for Photo Attorney blog readers to help them manage where their content is being used online. Image Witness is an image tracking and protection platform that is custom built for…
  • Apr 4

    Copyright Office Extends Period of Public Comment in Notice of Inquiry Regarding Orphan Works and Mass Digitization

    Copyright Office Extends Period of Public Comment in Notice of Inquiry Regarding Orphan Works and Mass Digitization
    The U.S. Copyright Office is extending the deadline for public comments that address topics listed in the Office’s February 10, 2014, Notice of Inquiry and that respond to any issues raised during the public roundtables held in…
Rank this Week: 2743

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers legal issues for photographers. By Carolyn E. Wright.

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Apr 9

    Congrats to our Winners and Additional Offer from Image Witness!

    Congrats to our Winners and Additional Offer from Image Witness!
    Congrats to our winners of the Image Witness Giveaway! George Widman Scott MacQuarrie Patrick Lauzon The great folks at Image Witness have an additional offer. As Photo Attorney readers seem to be really keen on protecting…
  • Apr 8

    Image Witness Giveaway!

    Image Witness Giveaway!
    The great folks at Image Witness have an offer for Photo Attorney blog readers to help them manage where their content is being used online. Image Witness is an image tracking and protection platform that is custom built for…
  • Apr 4

    Copyright Office Extends Period of Public Comment in Notice of Inquiry Regarding Orphan Works and Mass Digitization

    Copyright Office Extends Period of Public Comment in Notice of Inquiry Regarding Orphan Works and Mass Digitization
    The U.S. Copyright Office is extending the deadline for public comments that address topics listed in the Office’s February 10, 2014, Notice of Inquiry and that respond to any issues raised during the public roundtables held in…
Rank this Week: 312

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
  • Apr 9

    Arent Fox Partner Anthony Lupo Speaks in Panel Discussion at 2014 Legal and Regulatory Conference

    Arent Fox Partner Anthony Lupo Speaks in Panel Discussion at 2014 Legal and Regulatory Conference
    On April 9, 2014, Anthony V. Lupo will participate in a panel discussion about advertising and updates in the FTC at the 2014 Legal and Regulatory Conference. The panel, titled “Don Draper in the Digital Age: How…
  • Apr 1

    The Weekly Cut

    The Weekly Cut
     News you can use from around the fashion industry: Mobile App, House Account, Lets Shoppers Browse and Buy from Far-Flung Boutique Shops. [Wall Street Journal] Japan's Fast Retailing Co Ltd, the Parent Company of Uniqlo, Sets High…
  • Mar 26

    The Weekly Cut

    The Weekly Cut
    News you can use from around the fashion industry: Zappos Is Piloting a Personal Shopping Service on Instagram. [Fashionista] Golden Gate Reports 9.5% Stake in Women’s Retailer Ann Taylor. [Bloomberg] Barneys Removes Ecommerce…
Rank this Week: 4784

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

Technology law blog covering software, copyright, privacy, the Internet, electronic commerce, and computers. By David Canton.

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Apr 9

    Are you vulnerable to Heartbleed?

    Are you vulnerable to Heartbleed?
    A serious flaw has been discovered in OpenSSL - the browser encryption standard used by an estimated two-thirds of the servers on the internet.  This flaw has been there for a couple of years, and allows hackers to read data stored…
  • Apr 2

    Office for iPad – there’s a catch

    Office for iPad – there’s a catch
    Microsoft released office for iPad last week. They have promised to release Office for Android soon as well. The good news is that it is free to download. The bad news is that it can only be used as a … Continue reading →
  • Apr 1

    Royalty fraudsters can’t hide behind ‘corporate veil’

    Royalty fraudsters can’t hide behind ‘corporate veil’
    For the London Free Press – March 31, 2014 Read this at lfpress.com The British Columbia Court of Appeal recently held the owner of a company personally liable for a fraud his company perpetrated against a company it had licensed…
Rank this Week: 375

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Apr 8

    Old Tricks, New Ruling

    Old Tricks, New Ruling
    Back in 2012, I noted that the magician and performer Teller was in hot legal pursuit of someone whom he accused of stealing his magic performance. Note that word carefully - performance is at issue here, as a judge who finally ruled for…
  • Apr 5

    Another Reason E-Books Suck

    Another Reason E-Books Suck
    A European reader wrote to tell me that in the EU, there is in inter-library loan possible for e-books. Is that also true in the US? Yet another way e-books are inferior to their physical older brothers I guess.
  • Mar 30

    Creativity and Copyfight

    Creativity and Copyfight
    If you are a nerdfighter (and you probably are, or should be) then you may have seen the Vlog Brothers' short video on "I Gotta Go". In it, the hosts discuss their use of a sign-off phrase, which they've been doing for years. The brothers…
Rank this Week: 163

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Covers intellectual property (IP) law topics, including copyright law, trademark law, patent licensing, patent enforcement, and inter party matters.

http://vklaw.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 4955

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Apr 7

    INTA 2014: DLA Piper's Guide to Hong Kong

    INTA 2014: DLA Piper's Guide to Hong Kong
      Steeped in history and rich in culture, Hong Kong is where East truly meets West. The result... one of the most unique, vibrant, dynamic and diverse places on earth! Download DLA Piper's Guide to Hong Kong Steeped in history and…
  • Apr 4

    U.S. Copyright Office Calls For Public Comment on Music Licensing

    U.S. Copyright Office Calls For Public Comment on Music Licensing
    By Matt Ganas and Sam Churney As part of a concerted effort to assess the effectiveness of existing methods of licensing music, the US Copyright Office has published a request in the Federal Register for public comment on a number of…
  • Mar 20

    DLA Piper Named Global IP Firm of the Year

    DLA Piper Named Global IP Firm of the Year
    DLA Piper's Intellectual Property and Technology team has received international recognition for its work this week, after being named Global Firm of the Year at the Managing Intellectual Property ('Managing IP') Awards.  DLA Piper's…
Rank this Week: 1369

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

KZSU-FM (Stanford) Tech/Law Talk Show. Hosted by Dave Levine.

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • Apr 4

    Harold Ramis’ Copyright Trilogy

    Harold Ramis’ Copyright Trilogy
    by Julie Cromer Young When Harold Ramis died in late February, I reflected upon his long career in comedic acting and film. As a much less successful alumna of the comedy classes offered by Second City, I appreciate the subtle but hilarious…
  • Apr 4

    Prof. Julie Cromer Young of Thomas Jefferson School of Law to join Hearsay Culture

    Prof. Julie Cromer Young of Thomas Jefferson School of Law to join Hearsay Culture
    Since the founding of the show and this website, Hearsay Culture has been singularly focused on the radio show/podcast content. I have very occasionally blogged, and less so in recent years. For the most part, the absence of blog posts has…
  • Mar 29

    Hearsay Culture now airing on Freirad 105.9 radio, Innsbruck, Austria

    Hearsay Culture now airing on Freirad 105.9 radio, Innsbruck, Austria
    I’m thrilled to announce that Hearsay Culture will now be airing monthly on Freirad community radio, Innsbruck, Austria! Freirad will be selecting one show per month to air on Wednesdays at 2pm (local time). Next week’s selection…
Rank this Week: 429

Fairly Used Blog

Fairly Used Blog

Discusses news in the Copyright and Fair Use industry, as well as updates to the Stanford Copyright and Fair Use site.

http://fairuse.stanford.edu/blog/
Rank this Week: 1805

Anti-Generic Trademark

Anti-Generic Trademark

Covers strategic brand planning and foundation with commentary on trademark prosecution, trademark enforcement, making a brand famous, confronting online infringement and cybersquatting, and licensing a trademark. By Justin Clark.

http://www.antigenerictrademark.com
Rank this Week: 4912

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Apr 2

    What’s in the latest issue of Music & Copyright?

    What’s in the latest issue of Music & Copyright?
    The newsletter begins with a look at the ruling by the European Court of Justice on website blocking. In a case referred by the Austrian Supreme Court, the ECJ said an ISP can be required to block subscriber access to websites that infringe…
  • Mar 19

    What’s in the latest issue of Music & Copyright?

    What’s in the latest issue of Music & Copyright?
    We begin this issue with a look at the IFPI’s annual report on the state of the digital-music industry. According to the global recorded-music association, total income from recorded music slipped 3.9% in 2013, to US$15 billion, from…
  • Mar 5

    Music & Copyright is 500 today

    Music & Copyright is 500 today
    Today is a big day for all of us at Music & Copyright as we have just published our 500th issue. When the first issue was put together back in September 1992, little did we think that Music & Copyright would still be as popular with…
Rank this Week: 809

Contemporary Intellectual…

Contemporary Intellectual Property, Licensing & Information Law

Covers intellectual property, licensing law, privacy, data protection and security and UCITA. By Raymond T. Nimmer.

http://www.ipinfoblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    DMCA 512 may have some bite for copyright owners - but very small

    DMCA 512 may have some bite for copyright owners - but very small
        Section 512 and the interpretation courts have given it have shifted too much of the burden to the rights owners. Every little step back to a better balance is welcome. In that spirit, the court’s decision…
  • Mar 22

    "Transformative fair use" compared to "transformative purpose infringement", some cases get this totally wrong including in Google Book

    "Transformative fair use" compared to "transformative purpose infringement", some cases get this totally wrong including in Google Book
    In Acuff v. Rose, 510 U.S. 569, 114 S. Ct. 1164 (1994), the Supreme Court set out the rule that transformative use (copying) of a small part of a work could be fair use even if done for commercial purposes (the case involved a parody). Since…
  • Mar 12

    WNET was wrong and should be reversed

    WNET was wrong and should be reversed
    A system captures broadcast signals and makes them available to potentially millions of the system's subscribers without a license from the copyright owners; is the system engaging in a public performance of the copyrighted works involved? …
Rank this Week: 1721

Video Game Law Blog

Video Game Law Blog

Covers current Issues in video game law. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Video-Game-Law
  • Mar 28

    WOW!

    WOW!
    A court in Berlin has ruled that some provisions of the World of Warcraft Terms of Use violate German consumer protection laws and are void. [More…]
  • Feb 26

    Ontario Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Recipients Announced

    Ontario Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Recipients Announced
    Recently, Ontario announced the first recipients of the Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Program (the “Program”). The Program, which mirrors the Investment Accelerator Fund, was launched in 2013 by the Province of Ontario with…
  • Feb 14

    Federal Budget 2014: Canada Invests an Additional $40 Million in Entrepreneurship

    Federal Budget 2014: Canada Invests an Additional $40 Million in Entrepreneurship
    On Tuesday February 11, 2014, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty presented the Canadian federal budget for fiscal year 2014-2015. The budget proposes to provide an additional $40 million over four years to the Canada Accelerator and Incubator…
Rank this Week: 702

In Between Cases

In Between Cases

Covers copyright, fair use, and sometimes trademark. By Christopher F. Meatto.

http://harvardlaw74.com
  • Mar 26

    Startup Litigation – Morley or Sherlock’s Moriarity – The Strange Case of Morley v Square, Inc.

    Startup Litigation – Morley or Sherlock’s Moriarity – The Strange Case of Morley v Square, Inc.
    Have to love a United States District Court complaint that starts as follows: “The publicized origin story of Square, Inc. is a fabrication. The business now known as Square was not created solely by Jack Dorsey and James McKelvey. It…
  • Mar 17

    Brooklyn Tech Triangle, A New Music Video and A Newer Idea

    Brooklyn Tech Triangle, A New Music Video and A Newer Idea
    We are all keeping our eye on the public and private initiatives surrounding the Brooklyn Tech Triangle. President of Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, Tucker Reed, has in essence, proposed a reverse eminent domain of City owned buildings in…
  • Jan 6

    Startup Litigation Defense Post 101

    Startup Litigation Defense Post 101
    Andrew Greenstein, counsel at Knight Capital, suggests in his Three Quick Steps To Avoid Startup Death By Trade Secret Misappropriation Lawsuit“, the following: CHECKLIST AND CERTIFICATION FOR NEWLY-HIRED EMPLOYEES 1. I hereby confirm…
Rank this Week: 461

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Covers Northern District of Illinois intellectual property cases. By R. David Donoghue.

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Mar 21

    Late Damages Theory Allowed Based Upon Lack of Prejudice

    Late Damages Theory Allowed Based Upon Lack of Prejudice
    NanoChem Sol’ns, Inc. v. Global Green Prods., LLC., No. 10 C 5686, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 10, 2013) (Hart, Sen. J.). Judge Hart denied defendants’ motion in limine to exclude plaintiff NanoChem’s late-disclosed lost profit…
  • Mar 19

    Failing to Offer Construction for Indefinite Term Can Leave a Court “at Sea”

    Failing to Offer Construction for Indefinite Term Can Leave a Court “at Sea”
    Saro Golf, Inc. v. Nike, Inc., No. 08 C 1110, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 9, 2013) (Chang, J.). Judge Chang clarified the claim constructions in this patent case regarding an improved golf club head.  “Radius of curvature” was…
  • Mar 17

    Plaintiff May Not Communicate with Does in BitTorrent Case by Email or Phone

    Plaintiff May Not Communicate with Does in BitTorrent Case by Email or Phone
    The Thompsons Film, LLC v. Does 1-60, Slip Op. 13 C 2368 (N.D. Ill. Sep. 6, 2013) (Gottschall, J.). Judge Gottschall denied two Doe defendants’ motions to quash subpoenas to their respective ISPs seeking, among other things, their…
Rank this Week: 101

Title 17: The S(c)ite For…

Title 17: The S(c)ite For Copyright Law

Provides analysis, learn­ing and discussion relating to copyright law. By Paul Fakler.

http://title17.net/
  • Mar 19

    ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Reveals Publishers’ Abuse of Market Power

    ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Reveals Publishers’ Abuse of Market Power
    As I noted in my earlier post, the public version of Judge Cote’s decision in the ASCAP / Pandora rate court proceeding was released today.  It is a remarkable and comprehensive 136-page opinion, thoroughly rejecting all of…
  • Mar 19

    Full ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Released

    Full ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Released
    The public version of Judge Cote’s ASCAP Pandora rate decision has been released.  Commentary to follow, once I have had the chance to read, but here is the decision for those interested:
  • Mar 17

    Big Loss for ASCAP in Pandora Rate Case

    Big Loss for ASCAP in Pandora Rate Case
    ASCAP has suffered a significant defeat in its rate court litigation against Pandora.  In that proceeding, Pandora sought to have its current ASCAP musical composition public performance license rate (1.85% of revenue) cut to the same…
Rank this Week: 970

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

Covers intellectual property, entrepreneurship, technology, social media, fashion and entertainment

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Mar 18

    Bling It On: Copyright & The Rise of Jewelry Infringement Lawsuit

    Bling It On: Copyright & The Rise of Jewelry Infringement Lawsuit
    Copyright infringement cases involving jewelry designs have been springing up quite a lot recently: fast fashion retailers like H&M and Forever21 have been accused of knocking off designs, and famous […]
  • Mar 7

    IP For Kids!

    IP For Kids!
    Kids these days are growing up in a digital world. They learn how to use a smart phone before they can even talk. They spend more time indoors on their […]
  • Feb 17

    Coffee, Tea, or Lawyer Fees?: The Legal Implications of “Dumb Starbucks”

    Coffee, Tea, or Lawyer Fees?: The Legal Implications of “Dumb Starbucks”
    While the Dumb Starbucks Coffee, which graced the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles over the weekend of February 7th, has been shut down (for a different violation of law […]
Rank this Week: 4641

Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray

Analyzes current developments in copyright law, including case law, legislation, pleadings, discovery, motion practice, pretrial and trial procedure, and Copyright Office practice. By Naomi Jane Gray.

http://www.shadesofgraylaw.com/
  • Mar 12

    Last Call: Orphan Works and Mass Digitization

    Last Call: Orphan Works and Mass Digitization
    The Copyright Office is now accepting further public comments on the issue of orphan works and mass digitization. The Office held public meetings earlier this month, which, by various accounts, were heated at times. Interested members of the…
  • Nov 22

    Now Playing: the Bob & Tom Show!

    Now Playing: the Bob & Tom Show!
      The Copyright Office is hosting an excellent, *free* Copyright Year in Review program on December 4 at 2 p.m. It is open to the public – and did I mention it’s *free*? The panelists are the always knowledeable and witty Bob…
  • May 3

    Round One to HathiTrustWins fair use ruling

    Round One to HathiTrustWins fair use ruling
    This lawsuit stems from the Google Book Project, an ambitious program launched by Google in 2004 to digitize the library collections of the University of Michigan, Harvard, Stanford, the University of Oxford and the New York Public Library…
Rank this Week: 1063

Coming of Edge

Coming of Edge

Discusses the legal hurdles facing startups and entrepreneurs including all intellectual property law topics. By Steven Buchwald.

http://comingofedge.com/
  • Mar 10

    Independent Creation Paper Trail To Fend Off Copyright Suit

    Independent Creation Paper Trail To Fend Off Copyright Suit
    Keeping adequate record of your software creation efforts can be very helpful to stave off copyright infringement claimsThe post Independent Creation Paper Trail To Fend Off Copyright Suits appeared first on .
  • Feb 20

    Oracle’s Copyright Victory: An Ephemeral Win

    Oracle’s Copyright Victory: An Ephemeral Win
    Despite Oracle’s efforts to utilize copyright law to asphyxiate Rimini’s business model, Rimini’s support services appear to have bright days aheadThe post Oracle’s Copyright Victory: An Ephemeral Win appeared first…
  • Feb 14

    Retaliatory Cybersquatter Used Domain Name To “Get Leverage”

    Retaliatory Cybersquatter Used Domain Name To “Get Leverage”
    After former employer declined to invest in Defendant’s new business, Defendant turned cybersquatterThe post Retaliatory Cybersquatter Used Domain Name To “Get Leverage” appeared first on .
Rank this Week: 4702

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

Legal developments involving the Internet and new technologies. By Evan Brown.

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Mar 5

    Company facing liability for accessing employee’s Twitter and Facebook account

    Company facing liability for accessing employee’s Twitter and Facebook account
    While plaintiff was away from the office for a serious brain injury she suffered in a work-related auto accident, some of her co-workers accessed and posted, allegedly without authorization, from her Twitter and Facebook accounts. (There was…
  • Mar 1

    Daughter’s Facebook post costs dad $80,000

    Daughter’s Facebook post costs dad $80,000
    A recent case illustrates why (1) it is important for parties to abide by the confidentiality provisions of settlement agreements, and (2) for people who learn confidential information to keep their social media mouths shut. Plaintiff sued…
  • Feb 22

    Enjoy This Week in Law Episode 247

    Enjoy This Week in Law Episode 247
    In addition to blogging here at internetcases I am a co-host of the TWiT Network’s weekly show This Week in Law. This past week my co-host Denise Howell was out, so I held the reins, talking with panelists Spencer Waller, Ryan Radia and…
Rank this Week: 346

BSA Audit Blog

BSA Audit Blog

Covers software audits, including Microsoft, BSA, and Adobe audits. By Scott & Scott.

http://www.scottandscottllp.com/main/blogindex.aspx?id=170
  • Feb 23

    What I Learned in the Last 10 Years Defending BSA -The Software Alliance Audit

    What I Learned in the Last 10 Years Defending BSA -The Software Alliance Audit
    I am an intellectual property attorney in Southlake, Texas who has handled more than 230 Business Software Alliance audit matters for small to medium-sized companies. For the last ten years, I have been representing end-user companies…
  • Feb 12

    Responding to an Audit from the BSA-The Software Alliance

    Responding to an Audit from the BSA-The Software Alliance
      If your company has received a letter from the BSA | TheSoftware Alliance requesting a software audit, you are probably wondering whether you should cooperate or ignore the request. I have been handling BSA cases for almost a decade…
  • Sep 3

    First US IP Enforcement Coordinator Named to Head BSA

    First US IP Enforcement Coordinator Named to Head BSA
    BSA | The Software Alliance recently announced that it had named Victoria Espinel, who served in the Obama Administration as the first US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator as its new President and CEO. Ms. Espinel’s prior…
Rank this Week: 1752

Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

Graham Smith's blog on law, IT, the Internet and new media

http://cyberleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 18

    Svensson - free to link or link at your risk?

    Svensson - free to link or link at your risk?
    Last week's CJEU Svensson v Retriever decision has established some important points about the legality of linking under EU copyright law:A clickable direct link to a copyright work made freely available on the internet with the authority of…
  • Jan 7

    The CJEU's Innoweb dedicated meta search judgment in 15 tweet

    The CJEU's Innoweb dedicated meta search judgment in 15 tweet
    Full CJEU judgment here[View the story "The CJEU’s Innoweb dedicated meta search judgment in 15 tweets" on Storify]And the operative part of the CJEU judgment:"Article 7(1) of Directive 96/9/EC of the European Parliament and of the…
  • Jan 1

    Cyberlaw memes and themes for 2014

    Cyberlaw memes and themes for 2014
    Following my hard law roundup of legislation and pending court cases in the EU/UK pipeline, here are some rather more amorphous cyberlaw themes to look out for in 2014. This is the realm of soft law, inter-government negotiations, NGOs,…
Rank this Week: 4656

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • Feb 11

    Copyright and Surveillance

    Copyright and Surveillance
    Reposting for Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 — The Day We Fight Back against NSA surveillance. Centralized mass surveillance is incompatible with freedom, as we've written about before, and enforcing copyright restrictions on digital…
  • Feb 5

    In Chicago: "Sita Sings the Blues" Screening @ Columbia College (4:30pm, Thu, Feb 6th)

    In Chicago: "Sita Sings the Blues" Screening @ Columbia College (4:30pm, Thu, Feb 6th)
    The Women+Film student group at Columbia College in Chicago is presenting QCO Artist-in-Residence Nina Paley's film Sita Sings the Blues this Thursday at 4:30pm -- and Nina will be there for Q&A!  Come see a wonderful film, talk to…
  • Feb 2

    Syllabus for Prof. Howard Besser's "Free Culture & Open Access" course at NYU.

    Syllabus for Prof. Howard Besser's "Free Culture & Open Access" course at NYU.
    Professor Howard Besser of New York University is offering a course at the Tisch School of Arts this Spring entitled Free Culture & Open Access, and he's released the syllabus online.  It's such a good list of introductory sources…
Rank this Week: 564

Blog Law Blog

Blog Law Blog

Covers the legal aspects of blogging. Topics include blog-related intellectual property law, Internet regulation, defamation, and censorship, as well as how blogs are used as evidence and authority in the courts. By Professor Eric E. Johnson.

http://bloglawblog.com/blog/
  • Feb 10

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk
    TweetProf. Michael Baram of Boston University and I published an op-ed today in the International Business Times: New U.S. Science Commission Should Look At Experiment’s Risk Of Destroying The Earth. The piece concerns the Relativistic…
  • Jan 16

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality
    Tweet   Kind of sad to see Adam Savage of Mythbusters as the face of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association – one of the key trade groups lobbying against net neutrality. You’ll never guess who the…
  • Dec 31

    Blighted and Slighted: Landlords Sue Slumlord Watch Blogger

    Blighted and Slighted: Landlords Sue Slumlord Watch Blogger
    TweetBlogger Carol Ott of Baltimore Slumlord Watch is being sued by two landlords on allegations that she hired graffiti artists to paint murals on abandoned properties. Ott’s website – tagline: “If you own vacant property…
Rank this Week: 655

IP Litigation Law Blog

IP Litigation Law Blog

Covers contingent fee, alternative billing, copyright lawsuits and patent lawsuits. By Mann Law Group.

http://www.iplitigationblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    How am I Supposed To Get Any Work Done With All This Going On Outside My Office?

    How am I Supposed To Get Any Work Done With All This Going On Outside My Office?
  • Aug 4

    Who you calling a "troll"?

    Who you calling a "troll"?
    This recent article from the Wall Street Journal brought a chuckle.  Seems the Obama Administration just stepped in to veto an ITC ruling, won by Samsung, that barred importation of certain Apple iPads and iPhones.  What's…
  • Jul 31

    The Empire Strikes Back

    The Empire Strikes Back
    Appears my comment regarding a recent New York Times article on "patent trolls," and my suggestion that defense lawyers might be the major beneficiaries of the so-called "troll" problem, has touched a nerve.   For some reason Mr.…
Rank this Week: 1685

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Addresses recent events in trademark, copyright, computer and privacy law. By Christina Frangiosa.

http://privacyandip.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    Today is Data Privacy Day!

    Today is Data Privacy Day!
    January 28 is “Data Privacy Day.”  In honor of the day, below are several links relating to efforts to protect the privacy of personal data and some tools for small businesses:Council of Europe’s explanation of the…
  • Jan 27

    New “Personal Information Privacy” Legislation Introduced

    New “Personal Information Privacy” Legislation Introduced
    On January 8, 2014, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt) re-introduced a personal privacy protection bill intended “to prevent and mitigate identity theft, to ensure privacy, to provide notice of security breaches, and to enhance criminal…
  • Dec 31

    Index of Articles in 2013

    Index of Articles in 2013
    Well, 2013 turned out to be a very busy year (on a personal level, so there aren't as many articles posted here during the year!), and 2014 promises to be very interesting. Given the public debates about copyright reform, we will probably be…
Rank this Week: 1188

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

Covers IP issues of importance to clients in science, technology, healthcare, education, media and the arts. By Ober Kaler.

http://oberipwatch.com/
  • Jan 16

    Gov. Chris Christie’s Four Liter Jersey Traffic Jam

    Gov. Chris Christie’s Four Liter Jersey Traffic Jam
    Irresistable mash-up by “the Bosses” for the Gov, delighting both my ”Jersey Girl” and copyright lawyer personalities.
  • Dec 29

    A new Picasso — and a hefty tax bill.

    A new Picasso — and a hefty tax bill.
    Jeffrey Gonano of Wexford in western Pennsylvania won the lottery for the 1914 Picasso painting L’Homme au Gibus (Man in the Opera Hat).  Mr. Gonano had purchased one of the 50,000 lottery tickets that had been sold for…
  • Dec 11

    Pushing Patent Trolls Into the Light of Day: Congress Attacks the Practices of Non-Practicing Entitie

    Pushing Patent Trolls Into the Light of Day: Congress Attacks the Practices of Non-Practicing Entitie
    The Innovation Act, H.R. 3309, was overwhelmingly passed by the House (325-91) last week.  The Senate version seems poised to pass soon, and the White House is reportedly also in favor.  The legislation was introduced by House…
Rank this Week: 1440

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Offers insights and developments in copyright and trademark law. By Mintz Levin.

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
  • Jan 8

    Houston, We Have a Problem: City Petitions the US Supreme Court to Register Its Official Seal as a Trademark

    Houston, We Have a Problem: City Petitions the US Supreme Court to Register Its Official Seal as a Trademark
    Written by: Susan Neuberger Weller The City of Houston, Texas has filed a Petition For Writ Of Certiorari with the Supreme Court of the United States asking the Court to interpret Section 2(b) of the Lanham Act to determine whether it…
  • Jan 6

    Can an Emoticon be Protected as a Trademark?

    Can an Emoticon be Protected as a Trademark?
    Written by: Susan Neuberger Weller Gap Inc. and Diane Von Furstenberg’s company DVF Studio have asked the federal court in the Southern District of New York to rule on whether the heart emoticon <3 can be protected as a…
  • Dec 18

    Sarah Palin and North Jersey Media Group Battle Over “Fair Use” of Famous 9/11 Photo

    Sarah Palin and North Jersey Media Group Battle Over “Fair Use” of Famous 9/11 Photo
    Written by: Susan Neuberger Weller The iconic “Raising the Flag at Ground Zero” photo of firemen raising an American flag on September 11, 2001, which appeared on the cover of The Record newspaper and other newspapers on September…
Rank this Week: 1810