Appellate Court

  1. Business Matters: EMI, The Beatles, Rhapsody, Girl Talk and more

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. EMI: Beatles Exclusive With iTunes Into 2011 -- EMI says the Beatles "are exclusive with iTunes into 2011." Taken literally, that could mean the exclusive ends in about six weeks. In any ...

  2. YouTube Wins Viacom Copyright Lawsuit

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT YouTube has won its legal battle with Viacom . In a statement posted at the YouTube blog on Wednesday, Kent Walker, Google’s VP and general counsel, announced the court’s decision and linked a copy of its summary judgment . The court ruled YouTube ...

  3. Case Analysis: Recovering Defendants' Attorney's Fees in Copyright- Infringement Cases

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It is rare that the successful party to litigation recovers the attorney's fees he spent for the lawsuit. Generally, fees may be awarded only when the parties agreed to such action in the written cont It is rare that the successful party to l ...

  4. Case Analysis: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, et al. v. Grokster Ltd., et al. (Aug. 19, 2004)

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Copyright owners sued Grokster, StreamCast and others for copyright infringement based on the companies' peer-to-peer file-sharing software. In resolving but one aspect of the case, the federal Ninth Copyright owners sued Grokster, StreamCast ...