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Judge Grants YouTube Summary Judgment On Viacom's $1 Billion Infringement Claim
Posted on 28 Jun 2010 by Mark Rogers

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) A "general awareness" of infringing activity on its Web site is not sufficient to find YouTube Inc. guilty of any copyright infringement claims, a New York federal judge ruled June 23, granting the online video-sharing... Read More

Court Dismisses Viacom's $1 Billion Copyright Claims Against YouTube
Posted on 8 Dec 2010 by Stephen Fisher, Janet Kim Lin, Gail Manuguid

In June 2010, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York 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... Read More

'Girls Gone Wild' Defamation Lawsuit Involving Spitzer Call Girl Nets $3 Million
Posted on 12 Apr 2011 by Lee Berlik

Kids these days. The use of fake IDs by teens is nothing new, but when that ID contains the name of a real person, and the imposter goes on to do naughty things while posing as someone else, the law of defamation can come into play. And if you're... Read More

How Can Law Firms See A Return On Their Investment In Social Media?
Posted on 28 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Lawyers use social media. Perhaps the largest group is lawyers who use it to market their firms and themselves. From network marketing on LinkedIn® and Facebook® to content marketing via blogs and YouTube®, lawyers are finding ways... Read More

Fulbright Survey Highlights Latest Trends In Social Media, Litigation
Posted on 9 Nov 2011 by Eric Meyer

This week I plan to dedicate a few blog posts to highlighting some of the latest trends in social media and [fill in the blank]. Last month, the good folks at Fulbright & Jaworski , released their 2011 Litigation Trends Survey . The 2011 survey gathered... Read More

Google Vows Quicker, Tougher Copyright Enforcement
Posted on 3 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) Google Inc. is promising to do a better job of weeding out copyright violations on the Internet. As part of a crackdown announced Thursday, the Internet search leader said it will respond to complaints about pirated material posted... Read More

Kim Kardashian Sues Old Navy Over Lookalike in Ads
Posted on 25 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) Kim Kardashian wants Old Navy to stop using a lookalike to advertise its clothing. The reality show starlet and model on Wednesday sued the clothing store and its parent company, The Gap Inc., in a Los Angeles federal court alleging... Read More

Charlie Crist, David Byrne Settle Lawsuit Over Campaign Song
Posted on 12 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

TAMPA, Fla. - (AP) Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist has settled a lawsuit filed by Talking Heads singer David Byrne after Crist used one of the group's songs without permission in a campaign ad last year, both parties confirmed Monday. Terms of the... Read More

German Court Rules Against YouTube Over Copyright
Posted on 3 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BERLIN - (AP) A German court ruled Friday that Google Inc.'s subsidiary YouTube LLC must pay compensation after users uploaded several videos of performances by singer Sarah Brightman in violation of copyright laws. The Hamburg state court said... Read More

Cameraman Sues Sacha Baron Cohen Over 'Bruno' Spat
Posted on 1 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) A cameraman sued Sacha Baron Cohen on Tuesday, claiming his civil rights were violated when he was roughed up by a film crew shooting the comedian in character as "Bruno" during a gay marriage rally. Mike Skiff, a self-described... Read More

Missouri Democrat Keeps TV Ad Despite Fox News Lawsuit
Posted on 17 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - (AP) Missouri Democrat Robin Carnahan is forging ahead with a television ad in her U.S. Senate campaign despite being sued by the Fox News Network for copyright infringement, her campaign said Thursday. Spokesman Linden Zakula defended... Read More

Viacom-YouTube Secrets To Be Exposed In Lawsuit
Posted on 18 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO – (AP) A legal tussle pitting media conglomerate Viacom Inc. against online video leader YouTube is about to get dirtier as a federal judge prepares to release documents that will expose their secrets and other confidential information... Read More