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Supreme Court Clarifies Meaning of ‘Full Costs’ in Section 505 of Copyright Act
March 29, 2019
In Rimini Street, Inc. v. Oracle USA, Inc.,[1] a unanimous Supreme Court recently held that 17 U.S.C. § 505’s award of “full costs” is limited to the specific categories of costs defined in 28 U.S.C. §§ 1821 and 1920, which exclude expert...
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The Scope of CDA and DMCA Protection for Online Services Continues to Evolve
By Alan L. Friel, Zoe Steinberg
March 13, 2019
Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA, codified 47 U.S.C. § 230) and the Safe Harbor provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA, codified 17 U.S.C. § 512) provide certain protections for operators of online...
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Application Rejected: Supreme Court Requires Registration to Commence Copyright Infringement Suit
March 11, 2019
In Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street.com, the Supreme Court settled the long unresolved question of whether registration or simply the application for registration is required to commence a suit for copyright infringement...
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Copyright Office Eliminates Three-Month Filing Requirement for Newspapers
By Nancy Rubner Frandsen
February 18, 2019
Co-authored by: Savannah Merceus On Feb. 13, 2019, the U.S. Copyright Office amended its rule governing group registration of newspapers by eliminating the requirement that claims be submitted within three months after publication of the...
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Important Copyright Protections for Software to be Addressed in Pending Federal Circuit Appeal
February 13, 2018
In December 2014, Cisco Systems, Inc. sued rival ethernet switch provider Arista Networks, Inc., for more than $300 million because it allegedly infringed Cisco’s copyrights in operating system software that manages Cisco switches...
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