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Bizarre UDRP Decision Against Google Reminds Brand Owners of

Bizarre UDRP Decision Against Google Reminds Brand Owners of "Wild Card" Risk (PDF)

Bonkers. I love that word. It harkens back to an earlier era when people used more euphemisms in their speech in order to blunt the strength of their criticism. Bananas. Loopy. These are the descriptions that come to mind when I read Google Inc. v. Fundacion Private Whois / Domain Administrator, FA (Nat. Arb. Forum, May 17, 2013). Cuckoo.

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Copyright Ruling Allows Bypass of DVD, Smartphone Protection Mechanisms (PDF)

Copyright Ruling Allows Bypass of DVD, Smartphone Protection Mechanisms (PDF)

On July 27, 2010, the Librarian of Congress, acting on the recommendation of the Copyright Office, exempted six classes of copyrighted works from a provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that prohibits users from circumventing copyright protection mechanisms (e.g., DVD or iPhone encryptions or "digital locks").

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Gimme Shelter: When Does a Content-Sharing Website Incur Copyright Liability? (PDF)

Gimme Shelter: When Does a Content-Sharing Website Incur Copyright Liability? (PDF)

On the surface, the 2d and 9th Circuits appear to be in harmony regarding the standards in measuring the availability of the DMCA safe harbor to on-line service providers. However, they don't entirely agree.

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LaFrance on a Screen Actor's Claim to Copyright in her Performance:  Garcia v. Google, Inc., 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 3694 (9th Cir. Feb. 26, 2014) (PDF)

LaFrance on a Screen Actor's Claim to Copyright in her Performance: Garcia v. Google, Inc., 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 3694 (9th Cir. Feb. 26, 2014) (PDF)

Who is the author of an actor's recorded performance? This question rarely arises in practice, because motion picture producers insist that all creative participants sign work-made-for-hire agreements. When this detail is overlooked, however, all bets are off, and attempts to assert authorship rights can land the participants in court.

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LaFrance on Infringing Internet Transmissions of Television Broadcasts:  ABC, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc., 2014 U.S. LEXIS 4496 (June 25, 2014) (PDF)

LaFrance on Infringing Internet Transmissions of Television Broadcasts: ABC, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc., 2014 U.S. LEXIS 4496 (June 25, 2014) (PDF)

When does a copyright owner's exclusive public performance right extend to retransmissions of television broadcasts that embody the copyrighted work?

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