Posts Tagged: copyright infringement


The Abandonware Conundrum: Can you modify games if publisher shuts down the server?

The EFF wants an exemption for people who want to modify their purchased games in order to bypass access controls when a publisher shuts down the server. …
By Beth Hutchens
2 years ago 18

Jury Tells Robin Thicke to Give it Up

Thicke maintains that the Gaye family doesn't own a genre, a style, or a groove and he’s right. The Gayes point out no other musicians or …
By Beth Hutchens
2 years ago 5

How Sweet it is to be Sued by You (for copyright infringement)

Marvin Gaye enjoyed tremendous success during this decade and his song Got to Give it Up topped the charts in 1977. Fast forward nearly forty years to 2013, when …
By Beth Hutchens
2 years ago 23

SCOTUS: Streaming TV Over Internet is Copyright Infringement

Using an all too familiar "logical" construct, the Supreme Court determined that what Aereo did was not a public performance within the meaning of the Copyright Act, …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 14

Robin Thicke Sues Marvin Gaye Because He’s Infringing?

Recently I was driving around between appointments and flipping through radio stations on Sirius XM. I came across a song that at first I thought was the …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 29

How to Protect the Copyright of My Web Content

Copyright is important in all forms of media because it provides legal ownership over the work someone produces. This allows the author, artist, etc. control over how …
By Oleksiy Synelnychenko
4 years ago 1

Dr. Phil Sues Gawker Media for Copyright Infringement

As briefly discussed above, Peteski brought this action against Deadspin because Deadspin copied the Dr. Phil show that had an exclusive interview with Ronaiah Tuiasosopo. Tuiasosopo is …
By Adrienne Kendrick
4 years ago 0

Photographers in Copyright Infringement Suit Against Google

The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) recently announced that it is joining the other cast of characters who have filed a class action complaint against Google, claiming (…
By Adrienne Kendrick
4 years ago 0

District Court Dismisses Copyright Suit Against Lexis, Westlaw

White dropped his class certification request in an amended complaint and sought to receive an unspecified amount in damages on the basis that his copyrighted legal briefs …
By Adrienne Kendrick
4 years ago 0

Tetris Gets Permanent Injunction Against Xio

final judgment that was made by the New Jersey District Court in favor of Tetris Holding with respect to its copyright and trade dress infringement claims against …
By Adrienne Kendrick
4 years ago 0

Consternation Over Inability to Copy and Paste

For some time I have known that we have been experiencing what seemed to be a rather large copyright infringement problem. For example, I know of very …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 111

White House Petition Seeks Take Down of Jerk.com

Last week, a petition was created to petition the White House to take down the website Jerk.com. To date the petition has unfortunately not received many …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 3

Going Gaga for Music Samples

A Chicago musician called Rebecca Francescatti says that Lady Gaga stole part of her song “Juda” for the hit song “Judas”. More specifically, the complaint alleges that …
By Beth Hutchens
4 years ago 0

Jerk.com: Who to Contact to Get Removed

Jerk.com isn’t the worst website on the Internet by a long shot, but the arrogance with which the site is operated and seems to flagrantly …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 22

Google Settles Copyright Dispute with Belgian Newspaper

This case started back in 2006, when the newspaper publishers took Google to court, stating that the popular search engine was infringing on their copyright. They had been …
By Corinne Kerston
5 years ago 0