April 12, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
The Authors Guild filed an appellate brief on Friday, renewing its complaint that Google is violating copyright laws with its mass book digitization project. The brief, filed with the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, claims that Google's "Library Project" is scanning copyrighted works ...[read more]
April 11, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on Thursday that the Netherlands' "piracy levy" tax added to the purchase price of copying materials such as blank CDs or DVDs does not properly account for the loss to copyright holders resulting from unlawful copies of protected work. The court stated ...[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 18, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
Viacom and Google on Tuesday settled a copyright infringement lawsuit originally filed by Viacom in 2007. The media conglomerate Viacom is known for its television networks including Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, and VH1. In the original suit, Viacom sought $1 billion in damages as well as an ...[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]
February 10, 2014
by Michael Muha
JURIST Guest Columnist Harry Cole of Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth provides a quick introduction to all things Aereo...The case of Aereo v. American Broadcasting Companies has gathered momentum for the last two years—a big deal by any measure—to copyright mavens, the video industry (incl... ...[read more]
January 11, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
The US Supreme Court on Friday granted review for ABC, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc., to decide the legality of Aereo's online service that streams and records publicly broadcast television programming without paying the broadcasters. Aereo charges users a monthly fee to view broadcast TV channels on the ...[read more]
November 14, 2013
by Stephen Adelgren
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) on Thursday dismissed a class action lawsuit arising against Google over the company's unapproved scanning and uploading of copyrighted materials. The case revolved primarily around Google's Library Project, which uses ...[read more]
June 23, 2013
by Blake Lynch
A new anti-piracy bill allowing for websites to be blocked by Internet service providers (ISPs) upon copyright infringement claims passed through its final two readings in Russia's State Duma on Friday. Under the terms of the new bill, failure to remove site content suspected of infringement ...[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]

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