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Jury Orders MP3tunes to Pay $41 Million to EMI Following 2013 Court Order Vacating Grant of Summary Judgment
By Michelle Goldring – Edited by Sheri Pan

EMI was awarded $41 million last week, following a jury trial that found the chief executive of M3Ptunes guilty of copyright infringement. The verdict followed a 2013 order issued by the United States District Court in the Southern District of New York that altered several previous rulings in an earlier order following Viacom International, Inc. v. YouTube, Inc., 676 F.3d 19 (2d. Cir. 2012).

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Posted On Apr - 5 - 2014 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Ninth Circuit Orders Takedown of Inflammatory Video over Copyright Claim
By Mark Verstraete – Edited by Andrew Spore

On February 26, 2014, the Ninth Circuit reversed a district court decision denying Cindy Lee Garcia’s request for a preliminary injunction forcing YouTube to remove the anti-Islamic film “Innocence of Muslims.” Writing for the majority, Chief Judge Alex Kozinski found that Garcia was entitled to a preliminary injunction because she had shown a likelihood of success on her copyright claim and that irreparable harm would likely result absent injunctive relief.

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Posted On Mar - 12 - 2014 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Flash Digest: News In Brief
By Ken Winterbottom

Theft drives former Bitcoin giant Mt. Gox into bankruptcy

Lessig v. Liberation Music Settlement

“Google Tax” scrapped in Italy

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Posted On Mar - 3 - 2014 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Dumb Starbucks Prank Sparks a Tangle of Legal Concerns
By Mengyi Wang – Edited by Sarah O’Loughlin

Last weekend, Los Angeles residents stood in line to taste free coffee at a new coffee shop in town: “Dumb Starbucks.” The stunt was later discovered to have been orchestrated by Comedy Central comedian Nathan Fielder. Although short-lived—the shop was shut down by the Los Angeles Health Department for operating without a health permit—Dumb Starbucks coffee shop has drawn considerable attention and raised an array of legal issues.

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Posted On Feb - 15 - 2014 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Wordpress Sues DMCA Takedown Abusers

Automattic Inc. & Hotham v. Steiner
Automattic Inc. & Retraction Watch, LLC v. Chatwal
By Elise Young – Edited by Alex Shank

Automattic, owner of WordPress.com and a major developer of the WordPress software, has sued two parties for abusing the notice-and-takedown provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and seeks damages under 17 U.S.C. § 512(f). Automattic’s decision to go after parties that use fraudulent copyright takedown notices could mark a shift in how content hosts handle DMCA takedown requests.

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Posted On Dec - 6 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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