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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
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
District Court Says CAN-SPAM Act Does Not Violate First Amendment By Samantha Kuhn – Edited by Chinh Vo U.S. v. Smallwood, 09-CR-00249 (N.D. Tex. July 15, 2011) Slip Opinion hosted by Scribd.co The District Court for the Northern District of Texas rejected a First Amendment challenge to the CAN-SPAM criminal statute, which prohibits the computer transmission of “multiple commercial electronic mail messages, with the intent to deceive or mislead recipients . . . . as to the origin of such ... Read More...
Posted On Aug - 9 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Apple’s Trademark Claim to the Term “App Store” Fails on Preliminary Injunction Motion By Samantha Kuhn – Edited by Abby Lauer Apple, Inc. v. Amazon.com Inc., No. C 11–1327 PJH, 2011 WL 2638191 (N.D. Cal. July 6, 2011) Slip Opinion hosted by Scribd.com On July 6, the District Court for the Northern District of California denied Apple’s motion for a preliminary injunction to enjoin Amazon.com from using the term “App Store.” The court found that Apple’s claims of trademark infringement ... Read More...
Posted On Jul - 25 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
by Marina Shvarts Cameras Coming to Federal District Courts The Wall Street Journal Law Blog reports that on July 18, 14 federal district courts around the country will launch a pilot program utilizing cameras in court. The project, however, is taking small steps, subject to several restrictions. Cameras will only be allowed in civil proceedings with the consent of both parties. There will be no live broadcasts, and the trial judge will have non-reviewable discretion over which cases will be ... Read More...
Posted On Jun - 13 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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