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By Heejin Choi and Dorothy Du – Edited by Julie Dorais This past August, the Digest summarized some of the legal challenges that major service providers of online music and video streaming faced. Below are updates of select stories: Grooveshark – All Four Major Record Labels Are Now Suing Back in August 2011, the Digest reported that Universal Music Group, a major record label, filed a copyright infringement suit against Grooveshark, the popular music streaming service. Universal accused Grooveshark employees ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 18 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
By Charlie Stiernberg What Changed in Google’s Privacy Policy Google recently announced changes to its privacy policy and terms of service, prompting concerns by a bipartisan group of congressmen over the future safety of customer data. Reuters reports that Pablo Chavez, Google’s director of public policy, responded directly to the lawmakers’ questions in a letter, stating that “the updated privacy policy does not allow us to collect any new or additional types of information about users.” The Electronic Frontier Foundation ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 11 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Megaupload.com indicted by Department of Justice By Daniella Adler – Edited by Abby Lauer U.S. v. Kim Dotcom et al., 1:12-cr-3 (E.D. Va.) Indictment The Department of Justice recently brought a criminal indictment against Megaupload.com and related websites in the Eastern District of Virginia on three different counts of copyright infringement as well as money laundering and racketeering. The indictment calls the operators of Megaupload.com and its environs the “Mega-Conspiracy” and describes it as a “worldwide criminal organization.” The government ... Read More...
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District Court Rules that DMCA Safe Harbors Apply to Cloud-Storage Music Locker Service Liable for Indirect Infringement By Andrew Crocker – Edited by Jonathan Allred Capitol Records, Inc. v. MP3tunes, LLC, 07 Civ. 9931 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 22, 2011) Slip opinion The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled on competing motions for summary judgment in a copyright infringement case brought by EMI, Inc. against cloud-storage locker service MP3tunes and its executive Michael Robertson. The court ... Read More...
Posted On Aug - 29 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Companies provide popular online streaming services but face copyright challenges under the DMCA By Marina Shvarts – Edited by Chinh Vo The rising popularity of online music and video streaming is raising questions concerning what exactly is considered copyright infringement under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Slight variations in business models can lead to distinguishable precedent and unclear case law. As a result, some companies are attempting to negotiate licensing agreements, while others believe that their models are legal ... Read More...
Posted On Aug - 8 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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