November 4, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
A founder of the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay was arrested under an Interpol warrant on Monday when he was trying to cross from Laos into Thailand. Hans Fredrik Lennart Neij, along with other Pirate Bay co-founders, was convicted of aiding copyright infringement by a Swedish court in 2009, ...[read more]
May 10, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled Friday that programming interfaces in Oracle's Java technology can be protected under US copyright law, allowing Oracle to pursue its legal case against Google. The litigation arose four year ago when Oracle sued Google, alleging its Android ...[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]
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]
April 19, 2013
by Sydney Normil
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Thursday dissmissed a copyright infringement lawsuit by Viacom against Google's YouTube. Viacom, which owns Comedy Central, MTV and VH1, was seeking $1 billion in damages as well as an injunction against YouTube for clips ...[read more]
March 14, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Wednesday upheld The Pirate Bay (TPB) co-founders' criminal conviction for aiding copyright infringement on the Internet, unanimously declaring their application inadmissible. Co-founders Peter Sunde and Fredrik Neij appealed a 2009 decision from a ...[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]

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