Google Scholar Now Searches Cases by Jurisdiction and Court

Media Law

A notable enhancement launched this week: Google Scholar added the ability to search court opinions and law journals by jurisdiction. Simply go to the advanced search page and, under “Collections&# at the bottom of the page, pick your jurisdiction. In fact, you can even “mix and match&# specific courts from across multiple jurisdictions.

Jurisdiction and New York Times v. Sullivan

Media Law Prof Blog

Wasserman, Florida International University College of Law, has published A Jurisdictional Perspective on New York Times v. Howard M. Sullivan: An Essay in Honor of Martin Redish in volume 107 of the New York Times v. Sullivan, arguably the Supreme

HBO Suffers Setback in Coal Baron's Defamation Lawsuit Over John Oliver Segment

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A federal judge remands the case to state court, rejecting HBO's argument that coal companies were fraudulently joined to escape diversity jurisdiction.

District Court Dismisses "Hot News" Case For Lack of Personal Jurisdiction

Media Law Prof Blog

District Court for the District of Connecticut has granted a defendant's motion to dismiss in a "hot news" case, agreeing that it has no jurisdiction in the matter, based on lack of personal jurisdiction. The U. In West World

MPAA Dealt a Blow in Appellate Ruling Over Importation of Digital Files

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The Federal Circuit rules that the ITC exceeded its jurisdiction by blocking the importation of digital files. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

Megaupload Takes U.S. Government's Asset Seizures to Appeals Court

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A brief to the 4th Circuit argues the judge erred in asserting jurisdiction and interpreting whether Kim Dotcom was a fugitive. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Music Tech Business THR Online

Determining Agency Jurisdiction

Media Law Prof Blog

Jonathan H. Adler, Case Western Reserve Law School, has published City of Arlington v. FCC: Questioning Agency Authority to Determine the Scope of Its Own Authority, in 7 Perspectives from FSF Scholars (No. 33) (November 2012). Here is the abstract

Guadamuz @technollama on The Monkey Selfie, Copyright, Originality, and Internet Jurisdiction

Media Law Prof Blog

Andres Guadamuz, University of Sussex, is publishing The Monkey Selfie: Copyright Lessons for Originality in Photographs and Internet Jurisdiction in volume 5 of the Internet Policy Review (2016).

Guadamuz on The "Monkey Selfie," Copyright, and Internet Jurisdiction

Media Law Prof Blog

Andrés Guadamuz, University of Sussex, is publishing The Monkey Selfie: Copyright Lessons for Originality in Photographs and Internet Jurisdiction in volume 5 of the Internet Policy Review (2016). Here is the abstract. In 2011, a macaque monkey used a camera

Judge rules court has no personal jurisdiction over Faceporn.com

The Legal Satyricon

Judge Cousins said the court lacked personal jurisdiction over the defendants and recommended that the case be dismissed. internet jurisdiction internet law trademarkDistrict Court Judge Nathanael Cousins recently denied Facebook’s motion for default judgment against Faceporn.com, a website operating out of Norway, for trademark infringement. Facebook originally brought suit against Thomas Pedersen and Retro Invent citing ten causes [.].

Blasting people on twitter – not cyberstalking!

The Legal Satyricon

anonymous speech censorship church and state Civil Liberties First Amendment internet jurisdiction law practice religionDeVoy Pundits were concerned earlier this year when the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland brought a criminal action against William Lawrence Cassidy. His alleged crime? Posting 8,000 harassing twitter messages about Alyce Zeoli, a buddhist leader in Maryland.

International Jurisdiction and IP In the Cloud

Media Law Prof Blog

Toshiyuki Kono and Paulius Jurcys, both of Kyushu University, Graduate School of Law, have published International Jurisdiction over Copyright Infringements in the Cloud. Here is the abstract. The emergence of the Internet, and more recently cloud computing, has tremendous technological

Sacha Baron Cohen and David Letterman Say “Vassup!” to Diversity Jurisdiction

JetLawBlog

Thankfully for him, the fine lawyers at NBC paid attention in their Civil Procedure class, and have honed in on an issue that could dismiss the case entirely — subject matter jurisdiction. government, subject matter jurisdiction is still lacking.

Extraterritorial Jurisdiction In Cyberspace

Media Law Prof Blog

Chris Reed, Queen Mary University of London School of Law, has published Think Global, Act Local: Extraterritoriality in Cyberspace. Here is the abstract. It is uncontroversial that states are entitled to apply their national laws to foreign cyberspace actors where

Gawker to Quentin Tarantino: We're Safely Based in the Cayman Islands

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Nick Denton''s company throws up a jurisdictional challenge to the lawsuit over the "Hateful Eight" leak. read more. The Business Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Business

What Federal Jurisdiction Should Apply in the Lawsuit Concerning Dish Network’s Commercial-Skipping Television Broadcasting Capability

Film and Television Law Blog

The issue being decided now is what jurisdiction should hear the federal lawsuits. Current Affairs federal jurisdiction Dish Network is in a dispute with almost all of the major television networks over Dish Network’s offering to consumers that allows them to skip commercials in television shows. The lawsuit is in its earliest stages.

What Federal Jurisdiction Should Apply in the Lawsuit Concerning Dish Network’s Commercial-Skipping Television Broadcasting Capability

Film and Television Law Blog

The issue being decided now is what jurisdiction should hear the federal lawsuits. Current Affairs federal jurisdiction Dish Network is in a dispute with almost all of the major television networks over Dish Network’s offering to consumers that allows them to skip commercials in television shows. The lawsuit is in its earliest stages.

Anonymous Comes for Hunter Moore

The Legal Satyricon

2257 Adult Entertainment Law ass hat culture feminism imbeciles internet jurisdiction internet law life obscenity piracy political correctness Section 230 Sexual PoliticsThe cool thing about Anonymous is that they may want less rules on the Internet than some would wish for. But, they also realize that there is a line. You cross it, you eat s**t. Take the legal issue out of it, and this is why Hunter Moore is a douchebag: Once upon a time, [.].

World of Warcraft promulgates epic 7th Circuit opinion

The Legal Satyricon

internet jurisdiction internet lawDeVoy In an opinion so bizarre it is only fitting to be released on Leap Day (February 29), the Seventh Circuit ruled on the appeal in U.S. Lucas today. The order is available here, and the case originated from my old stomping grounds, the Western District of Wisconsin. In the appeal, Lucas [.].

Breaking: Court Dismisses Fastcase’s Lawsuit Against Casemaker

Media Law

A lawsuit by Fastcase against Casemaker that many hoped would define the parameters of copyright in government information has been dismissed for lack of jurisdiction. A year ago, Fastcase preemptively filed the declaratory judgment lawsuit against Casemaker in federal court in Atlanta after Casemaker served it a written notice demanding it take down from its […].

Are all.com and.net domains under U.S. jurisdiction?

The Legal Satyricon

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) takes the position that if a website is located at a.com or a.net domain, then they have sufficient ties to the USA to make them fair game for U.S. prosecutors. source) To understand this position, you need to understand that every domain name has a [.]. domain names internet law

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Fastcase Refiles Its Federal Lawsuit Against Casemaker

Media Law

The court had dismissed Fastcase’s lawsuit for lack of jurisdiction on two grounds. A week ago, I reported here that that a federal judge in Georgia had dismissed without prejudice Fastcase’s declaratory judgment lawsuit against Casemaker over the latter’s claims of copyright in Georgia state regulations. Yesterday, Fastcase refiled the suit. One was that, because Casemaker […].

Firm Central Gets Court Rules Calendaring

Media Law

The feature calculates litigation dates and events based on the court rules specific to the jurisdiction. Firm Central, the cloud-based practice-management platform from Thomson Reuters, now offers rules-based court calendaring through a new add-on module called Deadline Assistant.

The U.S. Fair Use Defense In Other Jurisdictions

Media Law Prof Blog

Graeme W. Austin, Victoria University of Wellington, has published The Two Faces of Fair Use at 25 New Zealand Universities Law Review 285 (2012). Here is the abstract. Responding to suggestions that the “fair use” defence in US copyright law

The Fourth Circuit's Audience Targeting Test For Personal Jurisdiction In Internet Defamation Cases

Media Law Prof Blog

Sarah Ludington, Campbell University School of Law, Duke University School of Law, has published Aiming at the Wrong Target: The 'Audience Targeting' Test for Personal Jurisdiction in Internet Defamation Cases, at 73 Ohio State Law Journal. Here is the abstract

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Ninth Circuit Upholds Lower Court Ruling On Internet Jurisdiction Case

Media Law Prof Blog

The Ninth Circuit has upheld a lower court judge's ruling holding that a San Diego law firm is subject to personal jurisdiction in the Northern District of California,based on purposeful availment in an Internet website plagiarism case. Another law firm

'Wolf of Wall Street' Producers Want Libel Suit Rejected Based on Martin Scorsese's New York Roots

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Federal jurisdiction of a complaint brought by a former Stratton Oakmont exec is challenged. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Judge Asks Questions Over Philippe Dauman's Removal As Sumner Redstone Trustee

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The parties are asked to address issues of undue influence and jurisdiction. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

What Federal Jurisdiction Should Apply in the Lawsuit Concerning Dish Network’s Commercial-Skipping Television Broadcasting Capability

Film and Television Law Blog

  The issue being decided now is what jurisdiction should hear the federal lawsuits.  Dish Network is in a dispute with almost all of the major television networks over Dish Network’s offering to consumers that allows them to skip commercials in television shows.    The lawsuit is in its earliest stages. 

Hollywood Docket Top 5: SAG fading; Brangelina suing; Dead celebrities lobbying

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Entertainment law news you need to care about this morning: TV producers are now overwhelmingly choosing AFTRA to govern contracts over SAG jurisdiction. Almost every scripted network primetime pilot currently being shot is under AFTRA, leading to questions about whether.

Must every pending copyright case be dismissed for lack of jurisdiction? Yes, EVERY case?

Copyrights & Campaigns

And -- in nearly every circuit -- a copyright registration (or a refusal) is a jurisdictional pre-requisite for filing an infringement action. So if the Register's appointment doesn't really count, then the registrations she issues don't count, and the courts adjudicating ongoing copyright cases lack jurisdiction and must dismiss them all. Muchnick ) and may well resolve the question whether Section 411's registration requirement is indeed a matter of subject matter jurisdiction.

How (and why) to set up a special purpose production entity for your film or show

Gordon P. Firemark

Select the Jurisdiction. In most jurisdictions, it's a simple matter of completing a form (often called “Articles” or “Certificate” of Organization), or preparing a document outlining a few basics, name, address, number of shares/units available, etc.

Merits briefs urge reversal of Second Circuit in Tasini follow-on; say Section 411(a) is 'mandatory but not jurisdictional'

Copyrights & Campaigns

The parties entered into a class action settlement, but the settlement was rejected by the Second Circuit, on the grounds that Article III courts lack jurisdiction to adjudicate claims involving unregistered works. To keep things sporting, the Court appointed Ohio State University law professor Deborah Jones Merritt to argue the other side, i.e. , that Section 411(a) is jurisdictional and the Second Circuit should be affirmed.

In Michigan, Dog Semen is Outside the Jurisdiction of a Family Court

The Legal Satyricon

Thank God, that’s settled. Posted in misc.

Bryan Singer, Other Sex Abuse Defendants Could Face Long Court Battle (Analysis)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The defendants say they were never on Hawaii with plaintiff Michael Egan, but that may not stop the local federal court from exercising jurisdiction.

Lexis Advance Now Has an iPhone App

Media Law

The app lets you search by text or citation “instantly,&# meaning that you do not have to select a specific content type or jurisdiction. If you prefer, you can first narrow a search by content type, jurisdiction or topic.

World of Warcraft promulgates epic 7th Circuit opinion

The Legal Satyricon

internet jurisdiction internet lawDeVoy In an opinion so bizarre it is only fitting to be released on Leap Day (February 29), the Seventh Circuit ruled on the appeal in U.S. Lucas today. The order is available here, and the case originated from my old stomping grounds, the Western District of Wisconsin. In the appeal, Lucas [.].

No man is an island, but WIPO is no man.

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Of “Lunch Stands and Merry-Go-Rounds”: Ninth Circuit’s Rejection of FTC Authority Over “Throttling” Could Have Far Reaching Implications for Cable and Other Broadband Providers

New Media and Technology Law

For example, it noted a 1912 Supreme Court case concerning the jurisdiction of the ITC (the FTC’s predecessor) over a company that provided common carrier transit services, but that also owned and operated “lunch stands, merry-go-rounds, bowling alleys, [and] bath houses.”

When Should You Register Your Copyrights – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

Also, in many jurisdictions no copyright infringement suit can be brought until a certificate of copyright registration has been issued, so you can sometimes experience a big delay. https://youtu.be/hD3r4Q8bl-M. hD3r4Q8bl-M. AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link]. When should you register your copyrights? Hi, I’m Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I help you take your career and business in entertainment to the next level.