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15 Apr 2014, 6:52 am by
In an April 7, 2014 ruling, Judge William H. Pauley III explained his trial ruling “that where two different owners hold respective copyrights in the musical composition and sound recording of the infringed work, they must share a single award of statutory damages.” The Court reasoned that when the defendants “infringed the copyright covering a sound recording and musical composition for the same song, they infringed only one work because the infringement was directed at the sound… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 6:49 am by
In an April 8, 2014 ruling, Judge Paul A. Crotty remanded the action to the New York State Supreme Court despite the defendant’s contention that the plaintiff’s claims sounded in copyright infringement. The Court wrote:Here, Plaintiff neither explicitly nor necessarily relies on federal law. Instead, the Summons merely alleges “wrongful conversion” of “intellectual property.” . . . While the action may arise under the Copyright Act, the Summons does not provide… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 5:30 am by Barry Sookman
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 sentence http://t.co/dJILcsiPDt -> CBA National Magazine – Cloud computing http://t.co/s7EVhdHnAc -> My Ideas, My Boss’s Property http://t.co/Aw1zGp4bt7 -> Patent exhaustion:"Patent-by-patent" or "claim-by-claim"? http://t.co/5jsofb3mlO… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 5:00 am by Ruth Carter
Burning Nature by Vinoth Chandar from Flickr (Creative Commons License) Last week, the U.S. Copyright Office announced that it is raising its fees to register your work. Effective May 1, 2014, the cost to register a single work or a collection of works using their online system will go up from $35.00 to $55.00 per application. For those of you who are old school and prefer to register your work by mail, the fee will go up from $65 to $85. So if you have projects that you were planning on registering… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 4:00 am by
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 Judge Denny Chin held that Google's activities were to be considered as fair use of copyright-protected works within Section 107 of the US Copyright Act [see here and here], on Friday last the Authors Guild filed its appeal before the US Court of… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 3:29 am by tracey
‘A businessman who forged a document and lied about its authenticity has won a legal battle against a major financial institution over copyright.’ Full story OUT-LAW.com, 15th April 2014 Source: www.out-law.com [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 2:52 am by Paul Maharg
Am liveblogging the BILETA 2014 conference at the University of East Anglia.  I missed last year’s Liverpool conference, so it’s great to be here amongst BILETA colleagues again.  Multiple streams, so can only provide a snapshot of some.  Am in the IP stream, and first up, Chen Wei Zhu, from Edinburgh’s Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, on digital humanities, and his paper was entitled ‘Building a Relational Contract for Digital… [read post]
14 Apr 2014, 10:45 pm by Jonathan Bailey
It is Friday Tuesday again and that means that it is time for another episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show. Apologies for the late upload of this episode but life came before blogging on Friday and Monday. I’ve been swamped with other projects (and I suspect many others in the U.S. are this mid-April). Still, this is a great episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show that you definitely don’t want to miss. We start off with a story that might have you wondering what year it is as the movie studios… [read post]
14 Apr 2014, 2:17 pm by Jonathan Bailey
Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Authors Guild Hits Back at Google Ruling First off today, Jim Milliot at Publishers Weekly reports that the Authors Guild has filed an appeal in its case against Google over the Google Book Search project. It is asking the appeals court to overturn a lower court ruling in favor of Google which effectively ended its long-standing lawsuit against the search giant. The Authors Guild sued Google claiming that Google Book… [read post]
14 Apr 2014, 10:31 am by Kenan Farrell
This lawsuit will interest any company that hires employees to create artwork or other creative materials on the company’s behalf. Plaintiff, Carol Wilson Fine Arts of Portland, Oregon, hired Defendant, an artist, for over 20 years to create artwork for incorporation into greeting cards and other products. Upon leaving Plaintiff’s employ in September 2013, Defendant has continued to display various artworks created for Plaintiff on his own personal website. Defendant… [read post]
14 Apr 2014, 9:15 am by David Oxenford
In discussing music royalties, the controversy that usually makes the news is the dispute between music services and copyright holders – with services arguing that the royalties are too high and rightsholders contending that they are underpaid. The introduction of the Songwriters Equity Act in Congress earlier this year seems to point toward a new area of dispute – one between the various rightsholders themselves.  This issue was one that was much discussed on a panel that I… [read post]
13 Apr 2014, 4:01 pm by
Taking photos of buildings iseasy: they don't keep movingaround ...Oh what a tangle the single European market remains in, when we have a single market in which pan-European and national IP rights coexist and in which enforcement can depend more on the accident of geography than on any meaningful correlation between the act done and the consequence of doing it. A good example is Case C‑387/12, Hi Hotel HCF SARL v Uwe Spoering, a reference for a preliminary ruling from the German… [read post]
13 Apr 2014, 5:30 am by Barry Sookman
Competition Bureau Seeks Input on the Updated Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines http://t.co/TWiYN7tsJn -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-04-05: Challenges Faced By Cloud Security http://t.co/xXQ… http://t.co/uJrtBr9MMl -> Oh, Canada! Five Ways to Deal With the Canadian Anti-Spam Law http://t.co/EjKUn60MXj -> Law Ministry in Singapore proposes easier way for copyright holders to block infringing websites http://t.co/qYsUwH93ki -> City of London IP… [read post]
12 Apr 2014, 8:22 am by
Getting ready for an intense weekend of ... copyright reading?Would you fancy some reading this weekend? Of course, you will remember the Public Consultation on the Review of EU Copyright Rules [here], which the Commission launched back in December and closed on 5 March last. Although the official numbers have not been published yet, this Kat saw on Twitter [disclaimer: not an official EU law & policy source (yet)] that the Consultation appears to have attracted 11,117 responses… [read post]
12 Apr 2014, 5:30 am by Barry Sookman
First movie studios, now record labels sue Kim Dotcom http://t.co/fJx4dpP0Bv -> Record Labels Sue Megaupload For Massive Copyright Theft http://t.co/xtN0Jm7mEN -> The First Amendment Protects Baidu’s Search Engine, Even When It Censors Pro-Democracy Results http://t.co/pGm7USRD5w -> CASL: "So much pointless makework with a gun at the temple", comment from lawyer advising small businesses about Canada's anti-spam law -> Facebook taking action against spammy posts in your News Feed… [read post]
11 Apr 2014, 2:42 pm by Jonathan Bailey
Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: RIAA sues Megaupload Over Copyright Infringement First off today, Cyrus Farivar at Ars Technica reports that, just a few days after the movie studios filed a civil lawsuit against Megaupload, the record labels have done the same. Megaupload was a cyberlocker service that was shuttered in January 2012 after a joint U.S. and New Zealand action that also saw the company’s founder, Kim Dotcom, be arrested along… [read post]
11 Apr 2014, 9:57 am by Howard Knopf
Wikimedia Commons: Odysseus's boat passing between the six-headed monster Scylia and the whirlpool CharybdisOn January 17, 2014, the Board ruled  that it “postpones sine die the hearing in this matter. After having received and analysed all answers from Access, and replies from Mr. Maguire, the Board will either decide when to reschedule the hearing or proceed on paper.”Since December, I have, for various reasons, not posted everything about this uniquely problematic hearing.… [read post]
11 Apr 2014, 9:14 am by Techdirt
Never let technology or common sense get in the way of an overzealous copyright claim. [read post]
11 Apr 2014, 8:34 am by Kenan Farrell
Digital Sound Co. et al v. Audio and Video Labs, Inc. et al Court Case Number: 3:14-cv-00598-PKFile Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014Plaintiff: Digital Sound Co., Stars for Art Productions FZ LLCPlaintiff Counsel: Christopher H. Kent, Leslie S. Johnson of Kent & Johnson LLPDefendant: Audio and Video Labs, Inc., Martin Berz Group, Does 1-10Cause: Copyright InfringementCourt: District of OregonJudge: Magistrate Judge Paul Papak View this document on Scribd [read post]
11 Apr 2014, 6:54 am by Tonya Gisselberg
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 Psihoyos.  Wiley requested licenses from Psihoyos after the fact.  Psihoyos sued Wiley for infringing the copyrights on eight photos.  Although Psihoyos won the case overall, some of the photos he alleged were infringed were excluded from consideration by the… [read post]