U.S. Supreme Court

  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Court Rules On Limitations In Infringement Cases

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal district court held on Aug. 12 that the three-year statute of limitations for copyright infringement begins when the infringing act occurs -- not when the owner discovers the infringement. NEW YORK -- It's time for copyright owners ...

  4. Case Analysis Of Sony Music Entertainment v. Does 1 - 40

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT On July 26, 2004, judge Denny Chin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued an opinion in the RIAA case filed by 17 record companies against 40 unidentified Doe defendan On July 26, 2004, judge Denny Chin of the U.S. ...

  5. Megadeth Founders Exchange Lawsuits

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The founding members of popular '80s metal band Megadeth are banging their heads in court. Two separate actions hinge on a purported settlement ending the bandmates' corporate partnership, and whether Megadeth Founders Exchange Lawsuits ...

  6. Coalition Decries Copyright Bill

    July 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT More than 40 consumer electronic, Internet and high-tech companies and groups are urging the Senate Judiciary Committee to take a go-slow approach to legislation that that would allow creative artists More than 40 consumer electronic, Internet and ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. California Music/Tech Convocation Set For Feb. 25

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Some of the top names in the music and technology businesses will convene Feb. 25 at the second annual Music Law Summit West at Hastings Law School in San Francisco. WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Some of the top names in the music and technology businesses w ...

  10. Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries Calif. Music/Tech Convocation Set For Feb. 25 EU Set To Confirm New Piracy Rules Clear Channel Commun Names Levin Legal Chief King Purtich Na ...

  11. Calif. Resident Gets Off The Hook In DVD Descrambling Suit

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST A consortium of film companies has dropped a DVD descrambling case against an individual who republished a computer program called DeCSS on the Internet. DVD Copy Control Assn., which represents Calif New York--A consortium of film companies has d ...

  12. Janet Jackson May Face Class Action Over Breast Flap

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Entertainment Law Weekly brings you news on the entertainment law industry. Janet Jackson May Face Class Action Over Breast Flap Lawmakers set to mull indecency issues GESAC Urges U.S. to Change Copyright Law Music Vets Form New Law Firm Down to t ...

  13. U.S. Supreme Court Allows Rosa Parks To Sue OutKast

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday cleared the way for civil-rights icon Rosa Parks to proceed with her lawsuit against rap group OutKast over a hit song with her name as its title. The justices let sta The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday cleared the w ...

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