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  1. Webinar on Protecting IP in US and Abroad From Online Infringement and Brand Attacks

    Webinar on Protecting IP in US and Abroad From Online Infringement and Brand Attacks

      Andrew will speak at a webinar on January 26, 2012 at 10:00 am sponsored by the International Executive Resources Group on protecting your IP in the US and abroad from new forms of online infringements and brand attacks. Andrew will begin by discussing three reasons why global infringement is a growing and what governments and copyright holders are doing here, in Europe and China to combat it. Read more

  2. Why It’s Difficult to Predict the Amount of Statutory Damages Plaintiff Will Be Awarded in Copyright Litigation-Revised Version

    Why It’s Difficult to Predict the Amount of Statutory Damages Plaintiff Will Be Awarded in Copyright Litigation-Revised Version

              Mastering Rubik’s Cube may be easier. Predicting the amount of statutory damages that will be awarded in copyright infringement litigation continues to confound attorneys on both sides of the fence. Why? Here are some reasons. But first a few words of explanation.  I originally wrote this post in April of 2010. I decided to update it after some of the cases I mentioned went through further appeals and retrials.  Read more

  3. UMG v. Veoh Makes the DMCA Safe Harbor Even Safer. What Will the 2d Circuit Do in Viacom?

    UMG v. Veoh Makes the DMCA Safe Harbor Even Safer. What Will the 2d Circuit Do in Viacom?

    The safe harbor created by Section 512(c) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) may now be an Internet service provider’s Bali Hai. That’s because on December 20, 2011, the Ninth Circuit held in UMG v. Veoh that a webhost will only lose its safe harbor immunity under this section if it has specific knowledge of infringing content on its site and fails to take down that content. Read more

  4. Guidelines for Authors When Drafting Publishing Agreements and Protecting Their Intellectual Property From Infringement

    Guidelines for Authors When Drafting Publishing Agreements and Protecting Their Intellectual Property From Infringement

    Authors: want some help in protecting your works? Here is the text of a talk I will give to the Cornell Entrepreneur Network on November 17 on how authors can protect their intellectual property. This post is long and ignores conventional wisdom that blog readers stop reading after 1,000 words. But you may find some useful tips here. Read more

  5. Webinar on How Authors Can Protect Their Intellectual Property

    Webinar on How Authors Can Protect Their Intellectual Property

    Andrew will present a one-hour webinar sponsored by the Cornell Entrepreneur Network on Thursday November 17, 2011 at noon EST on how authors can protect their works, negotiate favorable publishing agreements and protect those works, including  ebooks,  from Internet piracy. The webinar is the third in a 3-part series. The other two will focus on How to Write and Publish Your Book and Twitter and Blog Creation and Strategy. Read more

  6. BNA Program on Gray Market and Counterfeit Goods

    BNA Program on Gray Market and Counterfeit Goods

      Andrew will moderate a webinar on Wednesday October 26,2011, sponsored by BNA entitled Alternatives Now Available to Copyright and Trademark Owners to Combat Gray Market and Counterfeit Goods: Recent First Sale and Related Litigation. The 90-minute program will focus on recent 9th and 2d Circuit cases involving the clash between the first sale doctrine and Section 602(a)(1) of the Copyright Act barring the importation of goods made abroad without the copyright holder’s consent. Read more

  7. PLI Seminar on November 1 on the First Sale Doctrine after Wiley v. Kirtsaeng

    PLI Seminar on November 1 on the First Sale Doctrine after Wiley v. Kirtsaeng

      Andrew will be a panelist in a webinar on November 1 sponsored by PLI dealing with the tension between Sections 109(a) and 602(a)(1) of the Copyright Act following the Second Circuit’s decision in John Wiley v. Kirtsaeng. Other panelists are William Dunnegan who represented John Wiley in this case and John T. Mitchell. Sections 109 and 602 are in tension because they lead to opposing results.  Read more

  8. The First Circuit’s Decision in Sony v. Tenenbaum is a Welcome Victory for Copyright Holders  In Copyright Infringement Cases

    The First Circuit’s Decision in Sony v. Tenenbaum is a Welcome Victory for Copyright Holders In Copyright Infringement Cases

      Copyright creators should applaud the First Circuit’s decision in Sony v. Tenenbaum. Although the holding is narrow, the balance of the opinion is a resounding victory for copyright enforcement. District Judge Nancy Gertner in this case held unconstitutional a jury award of statutory damages even though the award was within the statutory range that Congress had set. Read more

  9. Meng Virtual Chapter Presentation on Brand Protection on Social Media On October 12

    Meng Virtual Chapter Presentation on Brand Protection on Social Media On October 12

      Andrew will speak to the Marketing Executive Network Group (“Meng”) Virtual Chapter at noon on October 12, 2011 on how brands can protect themselves on social media. The Meng Virtual Chapter has over 270 marketing executives in 35 states and in 10 countries around the world. Andrew will discuss the new online challenges that brand owners face and how they can deal with them. Read more

  10. Two Video Clips on Protecting Your Brand From New Forms of Online Infringements and Attacks

    Two Video Clips on Protecting Your Brand From New Forms of Online Infringements and Attacks

      Protecting your brand from new forms of online infringements and attacks is becoming increasingly difficult. The Internet is now a wild west of content formation and brand owners can no longer control the message or as the Burger King commercial used to tout, “have it your way.” So what should you do? Here are two video clips of my interview about brand protection produced by the Cornell eClips program.  Read more

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