Tag Archives: secondary liability

Section 512 roundtable, open mic

Open mic Janis Pilch, Rutgers U: domestically it seems obvious that litigation on 512 can’t change the systemic problem of infringement and the impossibility for most rightsholders to litigate. 512 sets up a permanent conflict b/t service providers and rightsholders.  … Continue reading

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Section 512 roundtable, part 4: International

SESSION 4: International Developments      Carlo Scollo Lavizzari International STM Association: (Scientific Technical Medical publishers, also arts & humanities publications.) Internet hasn’t been static. Dynamic developments in Europe from platform liability and safe harbor to one of responsibility, not just from … Continue reading

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Section 512 roundtable part 3

SESSION 3: Domestic Developments             Richard James Burgess American Association of Independent Music: Not much different from 2016. Notice and takedown hasn’t helped with staydown; still need to send lots of notice. Optimistic about EU Copyright Directive. Alex Feerst Medium: … Continue reading

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Section 512 Roundtable part two

Jonathan Band Library Copyright Alliance: Motherless & Mavrix show problems with moderation –including compliance w/new EU rules—threatening to remove safe harbor. Sofia Castillo Association of American Publishers: still bad. Stephen Carlisle Nova Southeastern University: has one client, a small music … Continue reading

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U.S. Copyright Office, Section 512 Study Roundtable

Opening Remarks Karyn A. Temple, Register of Copyrights and Director, U.S. Copyright Office Nat’l and int’l changes since 2016 roundtable—looking for updates.  [Congrats on her first official event as Register!]  Tale of two cities: very different perspectives on how DMCA … Continue reading

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can a retailer be directly liable for false advertising on packages?

two cases (out of several involving this plaintiff) Outlaw Laboratory, LP v. Shenoor Enterprise, Inc., 2019 WL 1040644, No. 18-CV-2299-B (N.D. Tex. Mar. 4, 2019) Outlaw, which makes male dietary supplements, sued convenience stores because they “advertise and offer for … Continue reading

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Selling copyright-infringing content isn’t trademark infringement or false advertising

Joint Stock Co.“Channel One Russia Worldwide” v. Russian TV Co., 2019 WL 804506, No. 18 Civ. 2318 (LGS) (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 21, 2019) Channel One produces and broadcasts TV programming in the Russian Federation and its neighboring states, and granted third … Continue reading

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