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  1. Behind the Deal: Drafting the Anti-Bootlegging Law

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The federal anti-bootlegging law, which makes the unauthorized recording, transmission and distribution of live musical performances a crime, was struck down Sept. 24 by a District Court in New York. The federal anti-bootlegging law, which makes t ...

  2. Case Analysis: Evidence for Trademark Infringement

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After bands perform for many years, they often assume that they will be able to easily prevent others from using their names -- if the names are registered trademarks -- on CDs and other merchandise. After bands perform for many years, they often ...

  3. No Limit Challenging New Sampling Rule

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The controversial federal court decision over the right to sample a couple of seconds from a sound recording is under challenge by No Limit Films. The controversial federal court decision over the right to sample a couple of seconds from a sound r ...

  4. Miramax Stuck In Lawsuit Over An 'Idea'

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Miramax Film continues to defend a lawsuit over its film "Rounders" after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Sept. 8 held that an "idea," although not copyrightable, can be the basis of a claim for NEW YORK -- Miramax Film c ...

  5. 'Little Nicky' Infringement Case Tossed

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal appellate court in Detroit on Sept. 14 threw out a copyright infringement suit involving the Adam Sandler film "Little Nicky." NEW YORK -- A federal appellate court in Detroit on Sept. 14 threw out a copyright infringement suit ...

  6. Court: No Sampling Without License

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A mere two-second unauthorized sample of a guitar solo from Funkadelic's "Get Off Your Ass and Jam" is enough to constitute copyright infringement of the recording, a federal Court of Appeals in Nashv A mere two-second unauthorized ...

  7. Consumers Sued For Illegal Downloading Feeling Pressure

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A woman in Milwaukee and her ex-boyfriend are under orders to pay thousands to the recording industry. A man in California refinanced his home to pay an $11,000 settlement. A year after it began, the WASHINGTON (AP) -- A woman in Milwaukee and her ...

  8. Behind The Deal: Will The Supreme Court Hear A Grokster Appeal?

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Aug. 19 held that Grokster and StreamCast were not contributorily or vicariously liable for copyright infringement. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Aug. 19 held that Grokster and StreamCast were not cont ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. First Amendment Protection for Videogames: The Unspoken Implications

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Since the 1980s, videogame producers unsuccessfully litigated to obtain First Amendment protection for their releases. This battle has been fought in the context of (i) attempted government regulation Since the 1980s, videogame producers unsuccess ...

  11. Confab Tackles Digital Legal Issues

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Attorneys and label executives mulled the cloudy present and uncertain future of online entertainment during the Digital Entertainment Distribution conference June 22-23 at the Park Hyatt Hotel in L.A LOS ANGELES -- Attorneys and label executives ...

  12. Hatch's Induce Act Targets P2P Services

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced a late-session bill June 22 that would allow artists and labels to sue peer-to-peer companies that profit from e Hatch's Induce Act Targets P2P Services C ...

  13. Legal Matters

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Third Circuit Court of Appeals is likely to make its decision by the end of June regarding the Federal Communications Commission's ownership rules. The Third Circuit Court of Appeals is likely to make its decision by the end of June regar ...

  14. DVD-Copying Software Maker Appeals Rulings

    April 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Studios says DMCA ruling is unconstitutional. A Missouri maker of DVD-copying products says it has appealed a pair of federal court rulings that it stop making and marketing its software. 321 Studios Inc., based in the St. Louis suburb of Ches ...

  15. DVD-Copying Software Maker Appeals Rulings

    April 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Missouri maker of DVD-copying products says it has appealed a pair of federal court rulings that it stop making and marketing its software. A Missouri maker of DVD-copying products says it has appealed a pair of federal court rulings that it sto ...

  16. Recent Cases And Filings

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Various Cases and Filings Case : Delicious Vinyl v. Tee Vee Tunes; TVT Records and TVT Music Issue: Copyright infringement arising from defendant's use of plaintiff's original musical composition. Cite: Southern District of New York CV-2 ...

  17. NYC Residents, Club Owners Battle Over Noise

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST LOS ANGELES--A New York City night-life ordinance is unlikely to see the light of day in 2004. But supporters say the law, which seeks to soften club noise for Manhattan residents, will eventually be Licensing Deals Abound In Wireless Market NYC R ...

  18. Aussie Judge Rejects Kazaa Claim

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Federal Court in Sydney has rejected an application by P2P service Kazaa's parent Sharman Networks to have evidence collected during February raids in three Australian states declared invalid. SYDNEY--The Federal Court in Sydney has rejec ...

  19. E.U. Set To Act On New Rules To Halt Piracy

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Union is expected to agree to new rules this week that will clamp down on movie and music pirates following a long legislative battle, according to the E.U. sources last Friday. <br clea Virgin, Fox Studio Drop Lawsuit, Settle Disp ...

  20. Film Groups Win Another Round In DVD Descrambling Case

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in California reversed a 1999 injunction against California resident Andrew Bunner that had prohibited him from posting DVD decryption codes on the Internet. LOS ANGELES--The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cal ...

  21. Australian Labels, Kazaa Await Calif. Ruling

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Australian record labels and Sydney-based SharmanNetworks--owner of the Kazaa P2P file-sharing service--are anxiously waiting to the decisions of three appeal court judges some 7,500 miles away. SYDNEY--Australian record labels and Sydney-based Sh ...

  22. Web Poster Did Not Reveal DVD Trade Secrets

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in California Friday (Feb. 27) reversed a 1999 injunction against Andrew Bunner that had prohibited him from posting DVD decryption codes on the Internet. The court The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Californi ...

  23. Clear Channel Yanks Howard Stern Off Six Channels

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST <ul><li> Victims' Relief Aid Fund Proposed In Wake Of R.I. Nightclub Deaths</li> <li> Calif. Sen. Backs Proposed New Internet Piracy Bill</li> <li> South By Southwest Conference Panels Offer CLE Credi Clear ...

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