Posts Tagged ‘Digital Theft Deterrence Act’
  1. January 26, 2012

    Protecting Your Intellectual Property in the U.S. and Abroad from New Forms of Online Infringement and Brand Attacks

    Below is the transcript of my January 26, 2012, webinar presentation sponsored by the International Executive Resources Group focusing on protecting intellectual property here and abroad from new forms of online infringement and brand attacks. But first a word of warning. My talk runs for about 45 minutes and therefore this is a long post. Here is a quick overview of what I cover.

  2. September 28, 2011

    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.

  3. October 25, 2010

    My Podcast on Sony BMG v. Tenenbaum Sponsored by Suffolk Law School

    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 v. Tanenbaum and its impact on copyright enforcement if not overturned on appeal. If for some reason you can’t listen to it here, Legal Talk Network also posted the podcast here.

  4. September 30, 2010

    Sony BMG v. Tenenbaum: Are File-Sharing Willful Infringers in Copyright Litigation Now a Judicially Protected Class?

      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 interpretation of the Digital Theft Deterrence Act of 1999. Here is my article published in a recent BNA Patent Trademark & Copyright Journal (respectfully) critical of the court’s opinion.

  5. September 3, 2010

    Sony BMG v. Tenenbaum: Are Willful Infringers In Copyright Litigation Now Judicially Protected?

    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 litigation even though the award was within the statutory range set by Congress. This ruling, if affirmed on appeal, will change the shape of copyright litigation for years to come.