Article Archive for January 2012
Grooveshark faces lawsuits from all the major music labels for copyright infringement. Will the “safe harbor” provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act protect it from liability or will Grooveshark’s reliance on the provision be its downfall?
EA attempts to create precedent regarding unlicensed use of trademarks in a video game context with its January 6 declaratory judgment action against Bell Helicopters.
The arrest of Kim Dotcom in New Zealand demonstrates that the Obama Administration values the contributions of the entertainment industry to the United States economy and is willing to protect those contributions.
The Supreme Court recently ruled in Golan v. Holder to uphold section 514 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act which gives works by foreign authors the same copyright protection available to U.S. works.
A British publisher was barred by German courts from publishing a pamphlet that contained excerpts from Hitler’s Mein Kampf
Polish citizens protested this week to their government signing onto ACTA, voicing concerns that the adoption of its provisions would shift so much power to copyright holders that the people’s fundamental rights to digital privacy would be impaired. With the government going forward anyway, what will the protests accomplish?
In a state rife with division, disagreements over how to enforce anti-piracy legislation are separating traditional allies and showing the degree to which money and experience enable influence.
Kodak has been buying up patents for a technology that competes with its old film technology in order to keep its dying film market alive. However, its impending bankruptcy most likely means that only the patents it holds can save it.
In the march towards litigation, Facebook and Timelines.com have filed a joint status report setting dates for the stages of discovery. However, the companies have left open the possibility of settlement, and suggest it may be facilitated by having a conference with a magistrate judge.