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DC Federal Court Prevents Movants from Proceeding Anonymously in Peer-To-Peer File-Sharing Copyright Case despite First Amendment Concerns
Posted on 5 Oct 2012 by Travis Burchart

The District Court for the District of Columbia has upheld a magistrate's order preventing peer-to-peer file-sharing defendants from proceeding anonymously. Hard Drive Prods. v. Does 1 - 1,495 , 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 137719 (D.D.C. Sept. 26, 2012... Read More

Can Copyright Piracy Withstand Global Warming?
Posted on 6 Feb 2012 by Travis Burchart

Global warming isn't just about global temperature. That's the typical context, but what about society's warming to an idea or a transformation? One might argue that global warming is now turning up the heat on copyrights. If this is true... Read More

European Court Refuses to Force ISP’s Installation of System for Monitoring/Filtering Out Unlawful Music Sharing
Posted on 2 Dec 2011 by Travis Burchart

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... Read More

Is Paramount Planning a Law School Course on SOPA Kumbaya?
Posted on 9 Feb 2012 by Travis Burchart

I ♥ SOPA. Not for its law but for its resilience. You have to appreciate its will to live, like the roach surviving a nuclear winter. Its opponents laud, "SOPA is dead," but when they turn away, something crawls forth from the ashes... Read More

Is Paramount Planning a Law School Course on SOPA Kumbaya?
Posted on 9 Feb 2012 by Copyright & Trademark Law Community Staff

I ♥ SOPA. Not for its law but for its resilience. You have to appreciate its will to live, like the roach surviving a nuclear winter. Its opponents laud, "SOPA is dead," but when they turn away, something crawls forth from the ashes... Read More