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Insta-Mural Infringement: Public Art In Instagram Ad Leads To Copyright Claim
As regular readers of Socially Aware already know, there are many potential traps for companies that use photographs or other content without authorization from the copyright owners.
United States
21 Oct 2019
Ninth Circuit's Linkedin Decision Does Not Greenlight The Unauthorized Webscraping Of Public Websites
A recent decision from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in a dispute between LinkedIn and hiQ Labs has spotlighted the thorny legal issues involved in unauthorized webscraping of data from public...
United States
23 Sep 2019
Morrison & Foerster Launches Complimentary Tracker For Northern District Of California IP Cases
We are pleased to announce the launch of the MoFo NDCal IP Resource Center. This complimentary resource is available to the public and provides insights on the judges
United States
16 Sep 2019
The Meme Generation: Social Media Platforms Address Content Curation
It is likely no surprise to regular readers of Socially Aware that posting content to social media can, in some cases, generate significant income.
United States
22 Aug 2019
By Winning Motion To Dismiss, Supermodel Loses Chance To Clarify Whether She Can Lawfully Post Photos Of Herself To Social Media
A federal district court dismissed a case against supermodel Gigi Hadid for posting to Instagram a photo of herself that was taken by a paparazzo
United States
8 Aug 2019
Meet MoFo's Diverse IP Litigators: Chanwoo Park
Chanwoo Park is an associate in MoFo's New York office. His practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, including patent, trade secret, and copyright
United States
1 Aug 2019
Meet MoFo's Diverse IP Litigators: Shaelyn Dawson
Shaelyn Dawson is an associate in MoFo's San Francisco office. Her practice focuses on representing clients in copyright and patent cases in the electronics, semiconductor, and pharmaceutical industries.
United States
1 Aug 2019
Total Buyout & Copyrights – Highest German Tax Court Confirms Application Of German Withholding Tax
Under German tax law, remunerations paid abroad by persons/companies resident in Germany for the "temporary" transfer of rights/grant of exploitation rights are subject ...
5 Jun 2019
What Does The Recent Copyright Registration Ruling Mean For Your Business?
In Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v., the Supreme Court resolved a longstanding circuit split by unanimously holding a copyright owner of a United States work
United States
19 Mar 2019
The EU Copyright Directive Hits The Homestretch
Almost two and a half years after the EU Commission proposed a Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market, the legislative procedure finally hits the homestretch...
European Union
6 Mar 2019
Time To Hit Pause: Copyright Infringement On User Generated Platforms – When Is The Platform Provider Liable For Damages?
Content uploaded on to the Internet by users (e.g., music, videos, literature, photos, streaming of live events such as gaming and concerts – so-called "user-generated content") has spawned a series of legal cases in Europe.
28 Jan 2019
IP Protection Post-Brexit: A Right-By-Right Analysis
The United Kingdom is set to leave the European Union on 29 March 2019 ("Exit Date"). With Brexit fast approaching
United States
10 Dec 2018
Three Takeaways From The Proposed EU Copyright Directive
Copyright reform is a key part of the European Union's program to create a Digital Single Market in the EU.
European Union
16 Oct 2018
Trick Or Treat: Judgment Grants "Das Boot" Cameraman Increased Remuneration But Cancels Out Interest Claims
Jost Vacano, acclaimed cameraman of the 1980s blockbuster "Das Boot," has landed another – though tainted – success in his chain of legal proceedings for additional remuneration ...
United States
15 Oct 2018
EU Copyright Directive - Spotlight On Upload Filters And Press Publishers' Copyright
In the lobbying battle about the new EU copyright directive between Internet giants and content producers, the creative industry gained a partial victory.
European Union
20 Sep 2018
The Law And Business Of Social Media - Status Updates - August 2, 2018
An advertising executive who lost his job after being named on an anonymous Instagram account is suing the now-defunct account for defamation
United States
7 Aug 2018
Copyright's Long Arm: Foreign Website Found to Infringe U.S. Copyright Law by Providing U.S. Viewers Access to Site Content
If a web server located outside the United States hosts video content that can be viewed by Internet users located in the United States, does a public performance result under U.S. copyright law?
United States
27 Jul 2018
European Parliament Voted 318 To 278 Against The Amendment Proposal For A Copyright Directive For The Digital Single Market
On July 5, 2018, the European Parliament rejected the proposed amendments to the new Copyright Directive: Article 11, which attempts to protect press publications from impermissible digital use ...
European Union
17 Jul 2018
Copyrights, Internet: YouTube Decision May Obligate Content Check On Upload
On June 6, 2018, the Commercial Court of Vienna decided in favor of private broadcaster Puls4 and determined that YouTube qualified as directly liable for copyright infringing video uploads of its users.
United States
3 Jul 2018
Monkey-Selfie Case Returns—To Court & (Maybe) A Theater Near You
I confess: I have mixed emotions regarding the iconic "monkey-selfie" photo and all the hubbub it has created.
United States
25 May 2018
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