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June 2013

MediaLawLetter Associate Edition 2013 Issue 2



England: The New Defamation Act 2013
What Difference Will It Really Make?


UK: Supreme Court Says Meltwater Users Not Copyright Infringers
Case Referred to the European Court of Justice
PRCA v Newspaper Licencing Agency

U.S.: Circumventing or Circumnavigating the Law? 
The Supreme Court Allows First Sale Doctrine Defense
Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Second Circuit Affirms Denial of Preliminary Injunction in Internet Streaming Case
Plaintiffs in Aereo Case to Seek Rehearing En Banc
Aereo v. WNET

Ninth Circuit Upholds Liability of BitTorrent Website for User Copyright Infringement
Clarifies Inducement Liability Standard and Interaction with the DMCA
Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. v. Fung

9th Cir.: Use of Ed Sullivan Clip in Jersey Boys Musical a Fair Use
Attorney’s Fees Award Justified
Sofa Entertainment, Inc. v. Dodger Productions, Inc.

Copyright, Fair Use & Orphan Works
Legal Conundrums in the Use and Misappropriation of Photographs and Visual Images

9th Cir.: Court Affirms that Righthaven Lacks Standing to Pursue Copyright Claims
Declines to Rule on Fair Use Defense
Righthaven LLC v. Hoehn

S.D.N.Y.: YouTube Wins Summary Judgment Again in Battle with Viacom
Video Sharing Platform Protected by DMCA Safe Harbor Provision
Viacom Int’l Inc. v. YouTube, Inc.


Ethics Corner Special: The Legal Ethics of Social Networking
(Part I of II)


Sixth Annual Legal Frontiers in Digital Media Conference
Managing a Data Breach, Privacy Class Actions, IP and Business Issues, Perspectives from Venture Capitalists and more