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Ticketmaster Reaches Settlement With Ticket Broker Over Unauthorized Use Of Automated Bots
In early July, Ticketmaster reached a favorable settlement in its action against a ticket broker that was alleged to have used automated bots to purchase tickets in bulk,
United States
30 Jul 2019
Blockchain As A Content Distribution Technology: Copyright Issues Abound
The enthusiasm is a little less vigorous, however, when the topic turns to the use of blockchain as a vehicle for content distribution.
United States
14 Jun 2018
Federal Circuit Again Reverses California Court In Oracle-Google Copyright Dispute Over Java APIs – Releases A Major Ruling On Fair Use In The Software Context
In this long-running dispute that has been previously dubbed "The World Series of IP cases" by the presiding judge, Oracle America Inc. ("Oracle") accuses Google Inc. ("Google") ...
United States
5 Apr 2018
New York Court Rebuffs Ninth Circuit's Copyright "Server Test," Finds Embedded Tweet Displaying Copyrighted Image To Be Infringement
A New York district court recently held that a host of online news publishers and media websites that embedded certain tweets (containing unauthorized uploads of plaintiff's copyrighted photo)...
United States
6 Mar 2018
Ninth Circuit Issues Important Decision On Software Licensing Practices And Web Scraping
Earlier this month, the Ninth Circuit issued a noteworthy ruling in a dispute between an enterprise software licensor and a third-party support provider.
United States
25 Jan 2018
Auction House Accused of Scraping Competitor's Web Listings
Screen scraping is a problem that has vexed website owners since the early days of e-commerce – how to make valuable content available to users and customers, but prevent competitors from accessing such content for commercial purposes.
United States
24 Apr 2017
Craigslist Garners $60 Million Judgment Against Radpad In Scraping Dispute
For years, craigslist has aggressively used technological and legal methods to prevent unauthorized parties from violating its terms of use by scraping, linking to or accessing user postings for their own commercial purposes.
United States
18 Apr 2017
Copyright Office Establishes New Electronic DMCA Agent Registration
Service Providers Must Re-register Online to Maintain Safe Harbor Protection
United States
10 Dec 2016
Claims Against Cloud Storage Service Hinge On Grant Of Rights Clause
In a dispute that touches on the intersection of copyright, contract law and cloud technology, the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal of copyright claims against Barnes & Noble.
United States
11 Nov 2016
Know Thy Software Vendor: Website Operator Cannot Sidestep Copyright Infringement Claims Over Link To Allegedly Infringing Software
A New York district court refused to dismiss most of the copyright infringement claims asserted against a website operator based on an allegation that the website linked to an infringing copy...
United States
14 Oct 2016
Craigslist Files Another Suit Against Data Scraper
For years, craigslist has aggressively used technological and legal methods to prevent unauthorized parties from scraping, linking to or accessing user postings for their own commercial purposes.
United States
2 Jun 2016
Tenth Circuit Affirms Lower Court Ruling On Meaning Of "User" In DMCA §512(c) Safe Harbor
Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) offers safe harbors for qualifying service providers to limit their liability for claims of copyright infringement.
United States
11 May 2016
Website HTML Is Copyrightable, Even If Look And Feel Is Not
In a notable ruling last month, a California district court ruled that the HTML underlying a custom search results page of an online advertising creation platform is copyrightable.
United States
9 Feb 2016
Supreme Court Rejects Google's Appeal In Java API Dispute
On Monday, the Supreme Court denied certiorari in Google's appeal of the Federal Circuit's 2014 ruling that that the declaring code and the structure, sequence, and organization of 37 Java API packages are entitled to copyright protection.
United States
1 Jul 2015
Who Exactly Is A ‘User' Under The DMCA Safe Harbor?
Specifically, Section 512(c) applies to infringements that occur "by reason of the storage at the direction of a user of material" on a service provider's system or network.
United States
12 May 2015
Emergence Of Live Streaming Apps Brings Up Copyright, Privacy, Legal Concerns
The big fight may be over, but the implications of Mayweather vs. Pacquiao with respect to real-time, one-to-many streaming of video through apps like Meerkat and Periscope are still rippling through...
United States
6 May 2015
U.S. Dept. Of Commerce Releases Multistakeholder Guidance On DMCA Notice And Takedown Best Practices
On Tuesday, the U.S. Dept. of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force released a guidance containing a list of best practices (and notable "bad" practices).
United States
10 Apr 2015
Virginia Court Dismisses Webcaster’s Suit Concerning Geofencing Workaround To Copyright Royalty Obligations
We previously wrote about a Virginia federal magistrate judge’s report recommending dismissal of a declaratory judgment action brought by several radio stations...
United States
25 Feb 2015
Music Publishers Bring Contributory Copyright Claims Against ISP For Infringing Activities Of Subscribers
In a novel lawsuit that tests the bounds of service provider liability, two music publishers brought suit against an ISP for contributory copyright infringement.
United States
4 Dec 2014
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