Digital Britain and the return of the Stationer’s Company

Last week marked the 300th anniversary of the Statute of Anne , the first true modern copyright law in the West, which was passed by the British Parliament in 1710. It established a copyright term of 14 years and, for the first time, brought the author on stage as the party in whom the right...

Christopher Mohr, of Meyer, Klipper & Mohr, PLLC, discusses Viacom Int'l v. Youtube, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 62829 (S.D.N.Y. June 23, 2010)

Roughly three years ago, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Viacom sued YouTube and Google for copyright infringement. Three years and thousands of man-hours of discovery later, we have reached the end of the beginning in a case that may well set the standard...