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S.D.N.Y. Determines Family Guy Parody Is Protected by Fair Use By Leocadie Welling – Edited by Joshua Gruenspecht Bourne Co. v. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation S.D.N.Y, March 16, 2009, 07 Civ. 8580 Opinion (hosted by Exclusive Rights) On March 16, 2009, Judge Batts of the Southern District of New York granted summary judgment for the defendants in a copyright infringement suit against the creators, producers and broadcasters of the television series Family Guy. Plaintiff Bourne Co. is the sole ... Read More...
Posted On Mar - 22 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Public Trials Should Be Made Available Via Internet By: Debbie Rosenbaum* Editorial Policy File-Sharing Cases in Courts Around the World In February, the four men behind the popular file-sharing site The Pirate Bay went to trial in Stockholm, Sweden.  They stand accused of helping millions of Internet users illegally download protected movies, music, and computer games. The defendants – Fredrik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi, and Carl Lundström – face up to two years in prison and a fine ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 28 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Pennsylvania District Court Dismisses Boring v. Google, Inc. By Aaron Dulles – Edited by Jay Gill Boring v. Google, Inc. Western District of Pennsylvania, February 17, 2009, No. 08-694 District Court Memorandum Opinion A magistrate judge in the Western District of Pennsylvania dismissed all claims by Aaron and Christine Boring against Google for photographs taken of the Borings’ house and pool for use in the Street View feature of Google Maps. The Borings had filed suit in April 2008 after discovering ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 25 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Motion to Keep Secret the Identities of Alleged Copyright Infringers Denied: State University of New York at Albany Forced to Reveal Students’ Identities By Tyler Lacey – Edited by Jay Gill Arista Records LLC v. Does 1-16 N.D.N.Y., February 18, 2009, No. 1:08-CV-765 Order On February 18, 2009, United States Magistrate Judge Randolph F. Treece of the Northern District of New York denied a motion to quash a subpoena that would force the State University of New York at Albany ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 23 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
District Court Enjoins Certain Advertising Practices; Keylogger Software Once Again Available FTC v. CyberSpy Software, LLC, November 6, 2008, 6:08-cv-1872 Preliminary Injunction On November 24th, Judge Presnell presided over a hearing regarding the temporary restraining order put in place by the court on November 6th. The preliminary injunction is significanty more limited than the original TRO, which had prevented CyberSpy from selling its “RemoteSpy” keylogger software entirely. The new order primarily enjoins CyberSpy from promoting, selling, or distributing RemoteSpy, or its ... Read More...
Posted On Dec - 5 - 2008 1 Comment READ FULL POST
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