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Kentucky To Begin Taxing Video Streaming Services Under Telecom Tax
Legislators in Frankfort added a new "video streaming service" tax to the omnibus tax bill (HB 354) as part of a closed-door conference committee process before the bill was hastily passed in the House and Senate.
United States
7 Jun 2019
THE LATEST: DOJ Reaches Settlement With Six Broadcast Television Companies
The Department of Justice (DOJ) and six broadcast television companies reached settlements last week after the DOJ claimed that the companies shared competitively sensitive information...
United States
22 Nov 2018
No Substantial Similarity Between TV Shows Empire And Cream
Addressing the issue of substantial similarity as a matter of law, the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of a copyright infringement case...
United States
5 Nov 2018
FCC Updates Contest Rule To Provide Flexibility To Meet Disclosure Requirements
Radio and television stations, as well as their audiences, have reason to celebrate. Last week, the FCC announced significant updates to its regulations.
United States
25 Sep 2015
No Copyright In Individual Contributions To A Film
In 2010, Casa Duse asked director Alex Merkin to direct the short film Heads Up. Merkin agreed and the parties settled informally on a fee for Merkin's services.
United States
10 Aug 2015
Court Declines To Certify Damages Class In Baseball Blackout Suit
On May 14, 2015, the Southern District of New York issued two opinions in Laumann v. Nat'l Hockey League, No. 12-cv-1817, excluding plaintiffs' damages expert under Daubert and denying plaintiffs' motion to certify a damages class.
United States
18 Jun 2015
Cheap Internet TV Thwarted?
A win by Aereo at the top court could have radically reshaped the broadcast and cable television industry.
United States
1 Jul 2014
Time Warner Avoids Nexstar’s Broadcasting Retransmission Injunction
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed a lower court’s ruling denying a content provider/broadcaster’s motion for a preliminary injunction and a temporary restraining order.
United States
15 Jul 2013
No "Safe Harbor" For BitTorrent Website Operator
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a summary judgment ruling in favor of seven film studios finding that the defendant induced third parties to download infringing copies of the plaintiffs’ copyrighted works.
United States
8 May 2013
FCC Restricts The Sale And Use Of Wireless Microphones
The FCC’s recent announcement that all use of wireless microphones in the 700 MHz band must cease as of June 12, 2010, will affect a wide variety of venues currently using high quality wireless microphone systems.
United States
22 Jan 2010
Ninth Circuit Finds for Studios and Lopez in "Flashdance" Controversy
In affirming the district court’s grant of defendants’ motions to dismiss under Rule 12(b)(6), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld the validity of a General Release signed by a dancer allowing Paramount to use her life story as the basis for the film Flashdance.
United States
1 Aug 2006
Permanent Injunction Looms Over EchoStar
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently handed television network broadcasters an important victory in their long-running battle against satellite TV provider EchoStar Communications Corp. The court ruled EchoStar violated federal copyright law and remanded the case to district court for entry of a nationwide permanent injunction.
United States
11 Jul 2006
English Judge Denies Protection to Historical Faction
In a case where two authors sued the publisher of Dan Brown’s bestseller, "The Da Vinci Code" (DVC), and delayed the release of the Hollywood film starring Tom Hanks, the Judge, following established case law, held that the ideas that were copied were too general to be capable of protection. Baigent and Leigh v. Random House Group Limited, Case No. HC04C 03092 (High Court of Justice, Chancery Division Apr. 7, 2006) (P. Smith, J.).
United States
13 Jun 2006
When is Experimentation "Undue"?
Showing uncharacteristic deference to a jury’s findings regarding validity, a divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit struck down two patents directed to antennas designed to receive both satellite and terrestrial broadcast signals at the same frequency.
United States
29 Jul 2005
Court Refuses to Salute FCC’s Broadcast Flag
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit vacated the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) rules requiring digital television (DTV) broadcast receiving and associated equipment to include technology intended to prevent further distribution of digital broadcast programming, such as via the internet.
United States
6 Jun 2005
FCC Extends Truth-in-Billing Rules to Wireless Carriers
On March 18, 2005, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Second Report and Order, Declaratory Ruling and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (CC Docket No. 98-170, CG Docket No. 04-208) applying its truth-in-billing rules to commercial mobile radio service (CMRS) providers requiring that billing descriptions be brief, clear, non-misleading and in plain language.
United States
25 Apr 2005
Canadian Component not Withstanding, BlackBerry System Found to Infringe U.S. Patents
NTP Inc. is the owner of the "Campana patents" that integrate electronic mail with radio frequency (RF) wireless transmission. Research in Motion (RIM), a Canadian corporation, makes the ubiquitous BlackBerry. NTP sued RIM, alleging that the elements of the BlackBerry system infringe various claims in the Campana patents.
United States
1 Feb 2005
European IP Hot Topics: Moscow Arbitration Court To Rule Over Sale Of Soviet-Era Films

A Russian studio, Soyuzmultfilm, has applied to the Moscow Arbitration Court to obtain a ruling annulling the sale of 1,200 classic Soviet-era cartoons to a US film company.

Russian Federation
23 Sep 2004
The European IP Bulletin July 2004
Latest report from McDermott Will & Emery relating to European IP matters.
United States
9 Aug 2004
The European IP Bulletin July 2004
Latest report from McDermott Will & Emery relating to European IP matters.
4 Aug 2004
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