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District Court Permits Facebook’s Trademark Suit to Proceed Against Teachbook.com By Albert Wang – Edited by Abby Lauer Facebook, Inc. v. Teachbook.com LLC, No. 11-cv-3052 (N.D. Ill. September 26, 2011) Slip Opinion The District Court for the Northern District of Illinois denied defendant Teachbook’s motion to dismiss a trademark infringement suit brought by social networking site Facebook. Judge Aspen, writing for the court, held that Facebook had pled sufficient facts to survive Teachbook’s Rule 12(b)(6) motion. The court declined to ... Read More...
Posted On Oct - 20 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
District Court Requires Warrant for Cell Phone Location Data By Michael Hoven – Edited by Jonathan Allred In the Matter of an Application of the United States of America for an Order Authorizing the Release of Historical Cell-Site Information, 10-MC-897 (E.D.N.Y. Aug. 22, 2011) Slip opinion The United States District Court of the Eastern District of New York denied the government’s request to order Verizon Wireless to turn over 113 days of customer location data which, according to the government, ... Read More...
Posted On Aug - 29 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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
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