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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
Court Shuts Down DVD Streaming Service Zediva By Daniel Robinson – Edited by Kassity Liu Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., et al. v. WTV Systems, Inc., No. CV 11-2817-JFW (C.D. Cal. August 1, 2011) Slip Opinion On August 1st, the District Court for the Central District of California granted a preliminary injunction ordering Zediva, an online video service, to shut down. The order, by Judge John Walker, held that the Plaintiffs Warner Bros. and other movie studios were likely to succeed ... Read More...
Posted On Aug - 12 - 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
Eighth Circuit Holds that Use of Public Domain Material Infringes Film Copyright By Michael Hoven – Edited by Esther Kang Warner Bros. Entm’t v. X One X Productions, No. 10-1743 (8th Cir. July 5, 2011) Slip Opinion The Eighth Circuit unanimously affirmed in part and reversed in part a decision by the Eastern District of Missouri, which had granted summary judgment to Warner Bros. on its copyright infringement claim and issued a permanent injunction prohibiting defendants (collectively “AVELA”) from licensing ... Read More...
Posted On Jul - 12 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Supreme Court Holds California Ban on Violent Video Games Violates First Amendment By Raquel Acosta – Edited by Dorothy Du Brown v. EMA, No. 08-1448 (June 27, 2011) Slip Opinion via supremecourt.gov The Supreme Court affirmed a Ninth Circuit decision that had found that a California law that restricted the sale or rental of violent video games to minors did not comport with the First Amendment and permanently enjoined its enforcement. Justice Scalia delivered the opinion of the Court.  In ... Read More...
Posted On Jul - 5 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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