June 25, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Wednesday against Aereo, an online service that streams and records publicly broadcast television programming without paying the broadcasters. In American Broadcasting Cos. v. Aereo, Inc. the court held that Aereo performs petitioners' works publicly within the ...[read more]
March 25, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a unanimous ruling in Lexmark v. Static Control Components holding that Static did not lack standing to assert a Lanham Act claim in defense of a copyright infringement action brought by Lexmark. The case revolved around the use of certain microchips allowing ...[read more]
March 1, 2014
by Fangxing Li
JURIST Guest Columnist Antonio Del Mastro, Northeastern University School of Law, Class of 2014, discusses the possible interpretations of the Copyright Act that the US Supreme Court is tasked with choosing in American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc., which will determine whether or ...[read more]
May 31, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On May 31, 1790, Congress passed the first copyright law in the US. The Copyright Act of 1790 established a means for individuals to seek copyrights for maps, charts and books for up to 14 years. Establishment of the act followed the passage of Great Britain's Statute of Anne in April 1710. The ...[read more]
January 14, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On January 14, 2012, the US House of Representatives postponed hearings on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Many popular and influential websites had responded negatively to the bill because of its controversial Domain Name System (DNS) blocking provisions, which would have required US Internet ...[read more]
July 12, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday ruled that a tariff imposed on Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that allow media downloads is a violation of the technological neutrality. The court held that in passing the Copyright Act the Parliament did not intend to treat online retailers of digital ...[read more]
May 28, 2012
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnist Sandeep Kanak Rathod, an LL.M. Candidate at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, is the author of the ninth entry in a 14-part series from the LL.M. students of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He explores how copyright laws in the US and India differ...In ...[read more]
April 20, 2012
by Cody Harding
On April 20, 2011, the UK High Court upheld the nation's Digital Economy Act (DEA), aimed at the prevention of online copyright infringement. In November 2010 the court granted a claim filed by UK internet service providers (ISPs) BT Group, PLC and TalkTalk Telecom Group, PLC to review the law. ...[read more]
April 16, 2012
by Andrea Bottorff
The US Supreme Court granted certiorari Monday in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. to determine whether, under the Copyright Act, a copyrighted work obtained legally outside the US may be sold in the US without the copyright owner's permission. Defendant and Thai national Supap Kirtsaeng ...[read more]
January 18, 2012
by Michael Haggerson
The US Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in Golan v. Holder that Congress has the authority under the Copyright Act to restore copyright protection in foreign works where the work was never registered in the US and the full copyright term has expired. Plaintiffs challenged § 514 of the Uruguay ...[read more]

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