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These days, consumers seem trapped in the age of the “passive platform.” Hot tech companies like Uber and Airbnb insist their services merely connect providers and customers. However, people who work for or use these platforms are often on their own if liability issues arise. While this approach may cut costs, critics say it [...]Continue Reading →
On September 14, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in what has become known as the “dancing baby” case. The Ninth Circuit’s ruling, which marked a victory for proponents of fair use but did not go as far as some of those proponents would have liked, requires copyright owners to consider [...]Continue Reading →
On October 8, 2014 By Patrick Tricker October 8, 2014
A Hollywood lawyer representing Jennifer Lawrence, Kristen Dunst, and Kate Upton accused Google of taking “little or no action” to remove the recent hacked nude photos and even facilitating their dispersal, in a letter sent Wednesday threatening a $100 million lawsuit.
The growth of interactive internet sites over the past couple decades has lead to the blossoming of an industry specializing in user-generated pornography. This phenomenon has become known as “Porn 2.0,” and has provided users an outlet to post photos and videos not only of themselves, but also of people who have [...]Continue Reading →
On January 13, 2014 By Bradlee Edmondson January 13, 2014
A controversial trade deal that would require significant revisions to both foreign and domestic intellectual property law moved forward last week as House and Senate leaders jointly introduced bills authorizing “Trade Promotion Authority” — otherwise known as fast-track approval — for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Fast-track approval is a procedural mechanism that allows [...]Continue Reading →
Every three years, the U.S. Copyright Office reviews the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), and issues opinions on how it should be interpreted. The most talked about exception the Office recently released is its ruling on the legality of “jailbreaking” an iPhone. Much to Apple’s dismay, jailbreaking an iPhone is fair use, which [...]Continue Reading →
On June 25, 2010 By Theresa Weisenberger July 22, 2010
This week, the Southern District of New York granted summary judgment for Google in its one billion dollar case against Viacom, finding that YouTube, which is owned by Google, is protected under the safe harbor of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Viacom, along with other plaintiffs, sued YouTube for copyright infringement.
Viacom first [...]Continue Reading →
On April 29, 2010 By Chris Lantz July 22, 2010
(Please listen to Pink Floyd’s ”Money” in the background as you read this post.)
First, let’s focus on the number one billion. That is 1,000,000,000. To YouTube, this is a very special number. It is the number of views YouTube’s website receives every single day. Another reason the number one billion makes YouTube happy [...]Continue Reading →
On November 20, 2009 By JETLaw January 26, 2014
According to a recent announcement from Verizon Communications Company, the company will begin issuing “copyright notices” to customers accused of illegally downloading copyrighted material from the Internet. The notices will be sent on behalf of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and will be delivered by email or automated voice messaging. [...]Continue Reading →
In the news . . .
The verdict is in: Americans don’t like being tracked online.
Federal employees barred from TWD, [...]Continue Reading →
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