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District of Massachusetts reduces jury-awarded damages by 90 percent in copyright infringement lawsuit By Abby Lauer – Edited by Jad Mills Sony BMG Music Entertainment et. al. v. Tenenbaum, No. 07cv11446-NG (D. Mass. July 9, 2010) Slip Opinion In a decision by Judge Nancy Gertner, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts reduced the damages awarded by a jury to members of the recording industry in a copyright infringement lawsuit. After finding defendant Joel Tenenbaum guilty of ... Read More...
Posted On Jul - 14 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST
By Chinh Vo NTP Sues Major Smartphone Makers for Infringing Wireless Email Patents Ars Technica reports that patent holding company NTP has brought suits against Apple, Google, HTC, LG, Microsoft, and Motorola, claiming the smartphone makers are infringing eight patents for “delivery of electronic mail over wireless communications systems.” NTP brought a similar suit in 2001 against Blackberry manufacturer RIM, which settled for $612.5 million after several years of litigation. The New York Times notes that NTP may not enjoy ... Read More...
Posted On Jul - 10 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST
District Court Rules YouTube Protected by DMCA Safe Harbor Provisions in Viacom Copyright Infringement Suit By Chinh Vo – Edited by Gary Pong Viacom Int’l Inc. v. YouTube, Inc., No. 07 Civ. 2103 (S.D.N.Y. June 23, 2010) Slip Opinion hosted by Justia.com On June 23, 2010, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granted Google’s motion for summary judgment in a copyright infringement suit brought against its video-sharing service YouTube by media company Viacom. In dismissing ... Read More...
Posted On Jul - 5 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST
By Emily Hoort New Law in San Francisco Requires Retailers to Post Cell Phone Radiation Levels Ars Technica reports that San Francisco has passed an ordinance that requires all cell phone retailers to post radiation levels for their mobile devices. The city passed the law despite a lack of conclusive scientific evidence connecting cell phone use to increased health risks. Cell phone retailers will be required to post the specific absorption rate (SAR), which measures the rate of energy absorption ... Read More...
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Tenth Circuit Rejects First Amendment Challenge to U.S. Copyright Law By Abby Lauer – Edited by Gary Pong Golan v. Holder, Nos. 09-1234 & 09-1261 (10th Cir., June 21, 2010) Slip Opinion Section 514 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (URAA), codified in 17 U.S.C. § 104A, restored the U.S. copyrights of foreign authors who had lost copyright protection for failing to comply with certain formalities required by U.S. law.  Plaintiffs challenged Section 514 as a violation of the First ... Read More...
Posted On Jul - 1 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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