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Ticketmaster Reaches Settlement With Ticket Broker Over Unauthorized Use Of Automated Bots
In early July, Ticketmaster reached a favorable settlement in its action against a ticket broker that was alleged to have used automated bots to purchase tickets in bulk,
United States
30 Jul 2019
Fair Use In Flux: Second Circuit TVEyes Ruling May Have A Lasting Effect On Fair Use Analysis
Fair use can be one of the most difficult issues that copyright lawyers have to address due to decades of varying court rulings applying the multi-factor balancing test, particularly in the face of new technologies ...
United States
31 Jan 2019
First Punch: Floyd Mayweather And DJ Khaled Settle With SEC Over Unlawful Touting Of ICOs
The SEC recently announced its settlement of charges against boxer Floyd Mayweather and producer DJ Khaled for their failure to disclose payments they received for promoting Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) on their social media accounts.
United States
7 Dec 2018
WSJ Article On Geolocation Data Highlights Risks For Fund Managers
Last week the WSJ published an article detailing how companies are monetizing smartphone location data by selling it to hedge fund clients.
United States
13 Nov 2018
A Year in Review: FTC Data Privacy Actions and its Impacts on 2017 and Beyond
Whether it means taking a prominent role shaping data security for the Internet of Things, or addressing high profile breaches, the FTC has adopted an active position in policing data privacy and security.
United States
19 Aug 2017
Actors' Ages To Remain Available Online (At Least For Now)
A federal court has granted IMDb's request for a preliminary injunction to allow the entertainment website to keep actors' ages in their online profiles – despite the enactment of a statute...
United States
6 Mar 2017
Second Circuit Finds Use Of "Who's On First" Routine Not Transformative And Not Fair
Earlier this month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a consequential opinion on the meaning and scope of what has become the "transformative use" factor of the fair use defense to copyright infringement.
United States
3 Nov 2016
CA Governor Signs Bill Allowing Actors To Delete Their Age From Online Profiles
On 9/24, 2016, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed A.B. 1687 – a measure aimed at preventing age discrimination against film, television, and other professionals in the entertainment industry...
United States
3 Oct 2016
Liability Under CDA Section 230? Recent Lawsuit Tries To Flip The Script Against Social Media Service
The goal of the CDA was to control the exposure of minors to indecent material, but the law's passage provoked legal challenges and pertinent sections of the Act were subsequently struck down...
United States
12 Sep 2016
Digital Music Provider Grooveshark Dismantled In Major Victory For Music Recording Industry
On April 30, 2015, digital music provider Grooveshark—owned by Escape Media Group, Inc. ("Escape")—agreed to permanently shut down its controversial music streaming website...
United States
5 May 2015
New York Court Gives Final Approval To $58.5 Million Music Licensing Settlement
On February 19, 2015, the District Court for the Southern District of New York issued final approval of a $58.5 million settlement between performing rights society SESAC and the Television Music License Committee (TMLC). 1:09-cv-09177-PAE (Dkt. No. 221).
United States
2 Mar 2015
FCC Chairman Announces Proposal To Classify Internet TV Services As Cable Providers
Over the past month, there have been many reports that the FCC would soon publish an NPRM classifying online video distributors.
United States
31 Oct 2014
Three Point Shot - Summer 2014
The three-year championship run of the Los Angeles Temptation was snapped in 2013 when the upstart Chicago Bliss won the Legends Cup.
United States
15 Sep 2014
Exposé-ing Trademark Concerns In The Entertainment Industry: Who Owns A Band's Name - The Band Members Or The Entertainment Company?
The Eleventh Circuit recently affirmed a ruling from the Southern District of Florida that found members of the 1980s group, Exposé, to be common-law owners of the Exposé mark, despite an ownership claim by the alleged successor of the original entertainment company that had created and financed the group.
United States
12 Jul 2011
Second Circuit Rules Digital Music Downloads Are Not Public Performances Under the Copyright Act
The Second Circuit recently held that the download of a digital file containing a musical work is not a "public performance" of the underlying work, and therefore that online music vendors need not obtain or pay for public performance licenses for their distribution of – and their customers’ use of – digital music files.
United States
19 Oct 2010
She Wore An Itsybitsy Teeny Weeny Fastkin® LZR Racer?? — Competitive Swimming Goes Hitech
From the itsybitsy polka dot bikini to boardshorts and back, the world of swimwear is constantly evolving.
United States
25 Jun 2008
“Good Times” For Chic: Court Protects Domestic Trademark By Enjoining Infringing Musical Performances Abroad
The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York recently held, on cross-motions for summary judgment, that performances in foreign countries by two former members of a musical group were not extraterritorial acts falling outside the reach of the Lanham Act, and could be enjoined when such performances were materially advanced by infringing acts occurring in the United States. “Rodgers v. Wright”, 04 Civ. 1149, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 26550 (S.D.N.Y. March 31, 2008).
United States
22 Apr 2008
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