Internet companies rejoice!
Composers, songwriters and lyricists commiserate!
On Monday, the Supreme Court denied the American Society
of Composers, Authors and Publishers' (ASCAP) petition for certiorari and let
stand the 2 nd Circuit's...
NEW YORK - (Mealey's) Cautioning that "theft of the world's greatest music comes with a stiff price," Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Chairman and CEO Mitch Bainwol confirmed May 12 that a settlement has been reached...
As reported by the Duluth News Tribune , U.S. District
Judge Michael J. Davis has reduced the $ 1.5 million verdict against Jammie
Thomas-Rasset, the Minnesota woman found liable for illegally sharing 24 songs
online. The award, which was reduced to...
Community Member Andrew Beckerman-Rodau , Professor of Law & Co-Director IP Concentration a the Suffolk University Law School, contributed the following podcast to the community.
Andrew Beckerman-Rodau, Professor, Suffolk University Law School...
LEGAL ALERT May 10, 2010
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently affirmed a district court decision finding that a copyright owner was entitled to only one award of statutory damages for its music album compilation even though individual...
By Lisa Tittemore , Chair of the Copyright Practice Group
T he jig is up for the brazen anti-copyright activists at The Pirate Bay. In April 2009, the men behind the once-popular Swedish file-sharing website were found guilty of violating Swedish...
By Jonathan Zavin of Loeb & Loeb LLP
S.D. New York, April 7, 2011
Click here for a copy of the full decision .
copyright infringement litigation against peer-to-peer network, court
denies defendants' motion that would...
China's dominant search engine Baidu announced a new licensing that will permit legal downloads and streaming music to millions of Chinese users . A recent NY Times report described the new deal that will change China's image for providing illegal...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's)
The U.S. Supreme Court today rejected a petition for certiorari by a
Massachusetts man who was found liable for copyright infringement related to
his sharing of 30 songs on peer-to-peer (P2P) websites, making no comment...
On May 11 th , 2010, the United States District Court for the
Southern District of New York granted summary judgment in favor of plaintiffs, Arista
Records, et. al., on their claims against defendants, Lime Wire, et. al., for
secondary copyright infringement...
LimeWire Settlement: Our Takeaway
It was an incriminating statement, as far as copyright
trials go. "I was wrong." Those were LimeWire CEO Mark Gorton's very words when
he took the stand in our one-and-a-half week damages trial this...
The European Court of Justice (Third Chamber) recently
ruled that general, indiscriminate monitoring cannot be forced upon ISPs in the
event of illegal music sharing. The ruling, a setback for copyright
representative Société belge des...
Update 9/17/12: As reported by Business Insider last week, Ms. Thomas-Rasset plans to take her fight to the Supreme Court. This could prove an uphill battle, as the Court has already denied certiorari in another music download case - Sony BMG Music Entm't...
As the entertainment and software industries struggle with the widespread problem of digital piracy, the U.S. government is wrestling with ways it can address the epidemic without infringing on free speech.
Recent attempts to address the problem-including...
In a significant loss for
music performing rights organizations, the Second Circuit held in United
States v. ASCAP , 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 19983 (2d Cir. Sept. 28, 2010) [ enhanced
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