First Circuit review of Judge Gertner’s decision in Sony BMG v. Tenenbaum is in sight with argument set for April 4. In that copyright infringement case, the district court did…Continue reading Sony v. Tenenbaum: What Are the Due Process Limitations on Awards of Statutory Damages in Copyright Litigation?
The Agence France decision may be even more important because of its expansive interpretation of what constitutes copyright management information under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). Copyright management…Continue reading More on Agence France v. Morel: A Publisher May Now Face a DMCA Claim For Removing Almost Any Copyright Management Information Even If It Was Not on the Work Itself
http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F6395554&show_comments=true&auto_play=false&color=0084ff Sony BMG v. Tenenbaum Here is the audio of the nine minute podcast I recently did for Suffolk University Law School discussing the district court’s decision in Sony BMG…Continue reading My Podcast on Sony BMG v. Tenenbaum Sponsored by Suffolk Law School
I know the title sounds a bit provocative. But the opinion in Sony BMG v. Tenenbaum protects a willful music downloader in copyright infringement litigation based on a bizarre…Continue reading Sony BMG v. Tenenbaum: Are File-Sharing Willful Infringers in Copyright Litigation Now a Judicially Protected Class?
On July 9, Judge Nancy Gertner in Sony BMG v. Tenenbaum did what no court has ever done before. The court held unconstitutional an award of statutory damages in copyright…Continue reading Sony BMG v. Tenenbaum: Are Willful Infringers In Copyright Litigation Now Judicially Protected?
The problems that Sony v. Tenenbaum will cause copyright owners, if affirmed on appeal, are many. I touched on a few in an related post. Professor Eric Goldman in an…Continue reading Sorry: Trying to Settle or Keep Costs Down in Copyright Litigation Have Become Much Harder Thanks to Sony v. Tenenbaum
As Ben Sheffner reports in his blog, Copyright and Campaigns, the parties in Capitol Records v. Thomas–Rasset have been unable to reach a settlement in this much litigated copyright…Continue reading What? A Third Trial in Capitol Records v. Thomas-Rasset on Statutory Damages in Copyright Litigation? Stay Tuned.
The Association of Media Photographers recently asked me to write an article for its members explaining statutory damages in copyright litigation. I wrote the article, published in the spring 2010…Continue reading A Primer for Non Lawyers Explaining Statutory Damages in Copyright Litigation
Below is the video of Andrew’s PLI talk on April 30 at the 2010 Advance Copyright Seminar. He explains when you must register with the Copyright Office to be entitled…Continue reading Still Confused About Statutory Damages? Watch the Video Below for Some Answers
Andrew spoke about statutory damages in copyright litigation at the Advanced Seminar on Copyright Law sponsored by the Practicing Law Institute in New York on April 30, 2010. The program…Continue reading Advanced Seminar on Copyright Law, April 30, 2010