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On April 6, 2016 By jpalmer April 6, 2016
In September 2015, the Ninth Circuit issued an opinion in what has been dubbed the “Dancing Baby copyright takedown case.” The decision explained that a copyright holder who uses computer algorithms to flag infringing content on the web has satisfied the subjective good faith requirement necessary to issue a takedown notice under the Continue Reading →
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 March 28, 2014 By Andrea Scheder March 31, 2014
The world-famous magician Teller has secured a major victory in a Nevada Federal Court, winning his copyright suit against a copycat magician. Teller filed his copyright suit against Gerard Dogge, a Dutch magician who uploaded YouTube videos of himself performing Teller’s famous, and copyrighted, performance of “Shadows.” While this is not [...]Continue Reading →
On January 15, 2014 By Jacob Marshall January 14, 2014
I had originally planned on making this a video post. I thought it might be interesting to discuss how media portrayals of crime have changed, using a video of Rockstar Game’s Grand Theft Auto V to ground my commentary. However, when I uploaded the video to YouTube, it got flagged for copyright [...]Continue Reading →
In the news…
California passes new law making it illegal to impersonate celebrities, pushing limits of both trademark and publicity rights protection.
After judge orders permanent injunction, LimeWire drags Amazon.com and Apple into legal battle — demanding accounts of possible backdoor dealings with record labels.
Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction still wound [...]Continue Reading →
A federal judge has entered a permanent injunction against LimeWire, pulling the plug on the once-popular provider of peer-to-peer file sharing software. This week, Judge Kimba Wood, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, ordered LimeWire to immediately disable its searching, downloading, uploading, and file trading functionalities.
A [...]Continue Reading →
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Canadian FCC slams DJ and radio station for implying Justin Bieber is gay.
Major networks block web programs from being viewed on Google TV.
Piracy domain seizure bill allowing government to blacklist piracy websites makes major strides in Congress.
Argument over whether Continue Reading →
Earlier this year, Judge Louis Stanton of the Southern District of New York granted summary judgment to YouTube’s parent, Google, in the landmark case of YouTube v. Viacom. Judge Stanton held that, through the Safe-Harbor provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, as long as online service providers responded promptly to [...]Continue Reading →
In the news…
Class-action plaintiffs claim Disney stiffed highly-paid financial analysts on overtime pay.
Laws governing sports agents under fire for repeated failure to enforce its provisions.
Facebook’s new location-based service “Places” gets mixed reviews from users regarding privacy implications.
Activision comes under fire in California for Continue Reading →
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