In Parker v. Yahoo!, Inc. , 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 74512 (E.D. Pa. Sept. 25, 2008) , a federal trial court ruled that a website owner's failure to 'opt-out' of search engines' information gathering robots gave them an implied license to copy the entire website but that the website owner's...
For today's consumer
goods product developer, counterfeiting is a huge concern. An essential part of
any campaign against counterfeit goods is Internet enforcement. In this
Analysis, David Starr and Gregory Bennett focus on the details of establishing
and maintaining an effective approach to...
Court reaffirms that copyright owners bear the burden of
protecting their material under the DMCA "Safe Harbor" Act.
On June 23, 2010 , the court for the Southern District of New York
ruled in favor of YouTube by dismissing Viacom's claims for copyright
infringement. Viacom claimed...
In June 2010, the court
for the Southern Dist. of NY ruled in favor of YouTube by dismissing Viacom's
claims for copyright infringement. The court held that general knowledge was
not enough to bar YouTube from protection under the DMCA safe harbor provision.
It found the burden of protecting...
On November 18 th , the U.S. Senate Judiciary
Committee approved, by a vote of 19-0, legislation to prevent Internet websites
from illegally sharing movies, TV shows and other counterfeit material.
LexisNexis Academic & Library Solutions, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. ...
From the US Department of Justice :
WASHINGTON - Seizure orders have been executed against 82 domain names
of commercial websites engaged in the illegal sale and distribution of
counterfeit goods and copyrighted works as part of Operation In Our
Sites v. 2.0, Attorney General Eric Holder and...
The Wounded Warrior Project's (WWP) $1.7 million judgment
against a similar charity, the Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. (WWFS),
was recently affirmed by the Eighth Circuit. WWP had alleged that WWFS sowed
confusion on the Internet by using a website to solicit donations intended for
of the false marking statue, 35
USCS § 292 , websites can qualify as "unpatented articles," according
to a recent Federal Circuit opinion.
Shipley developed software known as "Dynamic Firewall," which was destroyed in 1999.
Despite the software's...
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) provides
safety from copyright claims for a website operator or host who takes down
content on a website that it did not generate or for businesses giving access
to others. The safety, however, is only available if those business meet the
requirements and follow...
The recent privacy breach involving Sony's online product
offered to Playstation users has been the subject of intense media reporting.
Entrepreneurs owning, or counsel advising, start up Internet businesses might
be tempted to think that privacy issues are just a problem for large companies