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. The court found that defendants had induced...
By Jonathan Zavin of Loeb & Loeb LLP
S.D. New York, April 7, 2011
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copyright infringement litigation against peer-to-peer network, court
denies defendants' motion that would have precluded plaintiffs from
recovering a statutory...
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 in the high-profile copyright infringement case against...
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 auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs SCRL (SABAM...
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, then the current definition of piracy
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. Currently, the dying law finds life
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 copyright law. As we reported , the Swedish court's...
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 the
petitioner's argument that the U...
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 v. Tenenbaum , 660 F.3d 487 (1st Cir. Mass...
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) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers...