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A Computer Programmer for Megaupload Pleads Guilty to Copyright Infringement Charges

By Yaping Zhang – Edited by Jenny Choi

On February 13, 2015, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced that Andrus Nomm, a computer programmer for Megaupload.com, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for copyright infringement. Kim Dotcom, a founder of the Megaupload website and a key target of this criminal prosecution and two consecutive civil lawsuits, reacted strongly to the news and sought political recourse with regard to his behaviors.

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Posted On Mar - 5 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Radio Company Violates Common Law Copyright by Publicly Performing Pre-1972 Recordings

By Lan Du – Edited by Asher Lowenstein

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that Sirius XM violated NY common law copyright in reproducing and publicly performing pre-1972 sound recordings by The Turtles.

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Posted On Nov - 30 - 2014 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Spain Passes a “Google Tax,” Analysts Predict it Will be Short-Lived

By Michael Shammas — Edited by Yixuan Long

Spain recently amended its Intellectual Property Law and Code of Civil Procedure to levy fees on aggregators that collect snippets of other webpages. It is at least the third example of a European government fining search aggregators to support traditional print publishing industries, a practice often labeled a “Google tax” because of the disproportionate impact such laws have on the search giant. Some analysts are already predicting that Spain’s new law will fail.

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Posted On Nov - 18 - 2014 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Flash Digest: News in Brief

By Cristina Carapezza

Federal Appeals Court Weighs NSA’s Surveillance Program

Argentine Supreme Court Rules on Liability of Internet Intermediaries

3D Printed Plastic Guns Withstand New Ammunition Design

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Posted On Nov - 11 - 2014 Comments Off READ FULL POST

District Court Grants a Preliminary Injunction Against Aereo’s Live TV Features 

By: Olga Slobodyanyuk, Edited by: Saukshmya Trichi

On October 23, the District Court for the Southern District of New York granting a preliminary injunction rejected Aereo’s claim that it is a cable system, thus being entitled to a compulsory license. The injunction restrains Aereo from retransmitting live TV retransmission features and copyrighted programs.

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Posted On Nov - 4 - 2014 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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