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Ninth Circuit Clarifies Requirements of DMCA Safe Harbor Provision in Veoh Networks Case

In March, the Ninth Circuit issued a revised opinion in UMG Recordings Inc. v. Shelter Capital LLC and Veoh Networks Inc.  No. 09—55902 (9th Cir. 2013). In its opinion, the court upheld the district court’s granting of the defendant’s motion for summary judgment because it was protected from a copyright infringement lawsuit by the safe harbor […]

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Second Circuit Suggests “Willful Blindness” May Trigger Liability under the DMCA

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a major player U.S. copyright law that has come to the forefront when, on appeal, the Second Circuit remanded the case Viacom International, Inc. v. YouTube, Inc., for further review of certain copyright issues.  One of the major aspect of the DMCA are the safe harbor provisions that […]

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US Copyright Office Approves”Jailbreaking”Wireless Handsets

Under 17 USC Section 1201(a)(1), the Librarian of Congress is required every three years to determine whether there are any classes of works that are exempted from the prohibition against circumvention of technology that effectively controls access to a copyrighted work.  This provision is part of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). On July 26, […]

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