Golan v. Holder and the URAA's Impact on the Public Domain

Peter and the Wolf, a symphony written by Sergei Prokofiev in 1936, recently received national attention through the … Continue Reading

Sony v. Hotz: Controversies Regarding DMCA, Jurisdiction, Search Warrant and Subpoenas

Factual Background When Sony released its PlayStation 3 (“PS3”) video game console, it included a feature that allowed … Continue Reading

Four Rounds of ICE Domain Name Seizures and Related Controversies and Opposition

The Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), under the Department of Homeland Security, engaged in another round of domain … Continue Reading

Costco Wholesale Corporation v. Omega, S.A.: Extraterritorial Applicability of the First Sale Doctrine

In the Ninth Circuit decision of Omega, S.A. v. Costco Wholesale Corp., the court ruled that the first … Continue Reading

Winter 2010 News Briefs

This month, our team members have been consumed with outlines, papers, and finals, and now the holidays are … Continue Reading

Capitol Records v. Thomas-Rasset: Trial Three

Not only was the landmark peer-to-peer file-sharing trial involving Northern Minnesotan Jammie Thomas-Rasset the first of its kind … Continue Reading

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (“ACTA”) has been under negotiation since October 2007. Over the past three years a … Continue Reading

Copyright Principles Project/Center for Democracy and Technology Copyright Reform

Current copyright law has proven inadequate to address the uses of creative works in this technological and Internet … Continue Reading

Vernor v. Autodesk: Ninth Circuit test for distinguishing software owners from licensees

On Friday, the Ninth Circuit clarified its test for determining whether a software purchaser is a licensee or … Continue Reading