As we entered the first full day of the equinox yesterday, a split panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals handed the heirs of Marvin Gaye a decisive victory that will no doubt leave them with a spring in their steps. The Court affirmed
Several musical artists, producers, publishers and songwriters, including the estate of the Notorious B.I.G and Rita Ora, are celebrating after a U.S. District judge for the Southern District of New York dismissed a copyright infringement lawsuit against them. In 1968, poet Abiodun Oyewole published the song
As many of our readers know, in 2011, ICANN, the organization that operates the internet domain name system, authorized the launch of the New gTLD Program – the largest expansion of the generic top-level domain name (“gTLD”) system on the Internet in history. Prior to
In a recent unanimous decision, Forman v. Henkin, the New York Court of Appeals, New York’s highest court, removed the heightened requirement set by the lower courts for a party requesting the production of social media posts designated as “private” by the user. Now, the
Hello loyal TMCA readers – This is the first installment of what we hope to be an informative series of posts called Quirky Questions: TMCA Edition. Our labor and employment colleagues have a great blog, Quirky Questions, where they answer unanticipated questions regarding workforce issues.
On February 26, in the wake of significant and far-reaching cybersecurity breaches (e.g., the Equifax Data Breach), the SEC published interpretive guidance to assist public companies in preparing disclosures about cybersecurity risks and incidents. The SEC recognizes that cybersecurity threats present an “ongoing risk” to
Three recent cases demonstrate that data privacy enforcement is on the rise in the United Kingdom. These and similar cases signal a new direction in enforcement action suggesting higher penalties, more frequent prosecutions and the casting of a wider net to hold individual and organisations
Pop artist Taylor Swift shook off a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by Sean Hall and Nathan Butler in the U.S. District for the Central District of California, Sean Hall d.b.a. Gimme Some Hot Sauce Music, et al. v. Taylor Swift, et al. Plaintiffs composed the song
With the lifting of the International Skating Union ban on the use of music with lyrics, the Olympics in Pyeongchang is the first in which singles and pairs ice skaters can compete to music with lyrics (Ice Dancers have been able to skate to vocals
The Ninth Circuit breathed new life, for now, into a trademark infringement suit brought by Eat Right Foods Ltd.’s (“ERF”) against Whole Foods Market, Inc. The district court had granted summary judgment for Whole Foods after concluding ERF’s claims were barred by the doctrines of laches
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