Secondary liability

  1. Google Targeted For Linking To Infringing Songs

    June 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Is Google about to be hit with a major new lawsuit for linking to copyright infringing songs? A UK trade group representing more than 300 record companies including UMG, Sony and Warner Bros. has sent Google a takedown notice demanding it remove l ...

  2. Boucher Re-Introduces Fair Use Bill

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST For the third time in as many Congressional sessions, Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Va., has introduced a bill that would expand the protection of fair use under copyright law. Like the other bills he introduced over the last four years, the new bill could ...

  3. Court: StreamCast Liable for Inducing Infringement

    September 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Final Grokster party loses fight. StreamCast Networks has lost its fight against major record labels, music publishers and movie studios in the MGM Studios vs. Grokster case. The federal District Court in Los Angeles granted a summary judgment to ...

  4. Case Summary: MGM Studios vs. Grokster

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As expected by many entertainment industry lawyers, the Supreme Court's opinion released June 27 in the MGM Studio vs. Grokster case focused on the activities of the peer-to-peer operators rather than As expected by many entertainment industr ...

  5. Grokster: P2P Operators' Actions Were Key To Decision

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Justices leave room for development of new technologies. As expected by many entertainment industry lawyers, the Supreme Court’s opinion released June 27 in the MGM Studio vs. Grokster case focused on the activities of the peer-to-peer operators r ...

  6. Grokster: Syllabus of Court Opinion

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Syllabus of the Supreme Court Opinion. (Bench Opinion) OCTOBER TERM, 2004 1 Syllabus NOTE: Where it is feasible, a syllabus (headnote) will be released, as is being done in connection with this case, at the time the opinion is issued. The syllabus ...

  7. U.S. Supreme Court Hears Grokster Arguments

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The scene was reminiscent of a rock festival, with people camping out overnight for tickets while artists played guitars and sang nearby. On March 29, however, the artists were protesting and those in WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The scene was reminiscent ...

  8. Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Grokster Case

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Decision expected by summer. The justices took active roles during oral arguments today (March 29) in the case brought by motion-picture studios, record labels, music publishers and songwriters against Grokster, StreamCast and others involved in f ...

  9. Behind the Deal: Federal Judges Debate P2Ps and Copyright Infringement

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST In a debate over contributory copyright infringement, two federal judges-Alex Kozinski with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco and Richard Posner with the Seventh Circuit Court of App In a debate over contributory copyright infrin ...

  10. Industry Turns To Supreme Court in Grokster, StreamCast Case

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The major U.S. motion picture studios and record companies, as well as a certified class of 27,000 music publishers and songwriters, petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court Oct. 8 for review of the decision NEW YORK -- The major U.S. motion picture stud ...

  11. Trade Groups Turn To Supreme Court In Grokster Case

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA, National Music Publishers Assn. and Songwriters Guild of America are petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Grokster case. The RIAA, National Music Publishers Assn. and Songwriters Guild of America are petitioning the U.S. Su ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Hatch's 'Induce' Bill Spurs Debate Among Industry Groups

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA and recording-artist organizations are disputing claims that the proposed "Inducing Infringement of Copyrights Act" would undermine the Supreme Court's 1984 Sony-Betamax decision on legitimat WASHINGTON, D.C.-The RIAA and r ...

  15. 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 WASHINGTON -- Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, the ...