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]
June 28, 2014
by Brent Nesbitt
JURIST Guest Columnist Roy Gutterman of the Tully Center for Free Speech at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University comments on the recent Supreme Court decision in Aereo v. American Broadcast Companies, and provides insight into the world of Copyright Law ... The ...[read more]
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]
June 11, 2014
by William Hibbitts
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Tuesday that creating a searchable book database and giving full digital copies of books to disabled people constitutes fair use. The Authors Guild sued HathiTrust, Cornell University and the presidents of four other universities over a claim ...[read more]
May 19, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Monday in Petrella v. MGM that a copyright suit against Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) over recent profits from the 1980 film Raging Bull may go forward. Paula Petrella, daughter of the original screenwriter, filed suit against MGM in 2009, arguing that she should be ...[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]
April 22, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Tuesday. In Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus the court heard arguments on whether an Ohio law that imposes penalties for making knowingly false statements about political candidates violates the right to free speech. The Ohio law makes it a ...[read more]
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]

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