Google Removed 5.3 Million Alleged Copyright Infringement Sites In The Final Week Of September TorrentFreak.com reported that Google removed 5.3 million alleged copyright infringement sites in the final week of September. The take-down requests function under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) 17 USC 5212 (c)(3)(A). While it is impossible to discern the total number…

Ludvdarts and Digipie sued AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and T-Mobile for copyright infringement No Vicarious Liability for Wireless Network Carriers – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Court upheld a decision that dismissed claims of vicarious copyright infringement against major wireless providers due to a lack of any system of supervision in…

Deadspin.com Gets Called A Suckerfish Peteski Productions, representing Dr. Phil, filed suit against Gawker Media, for posting footage of the Dr. Phil show on Deadspin.com. The suit, filed in Texarkana, Texas, claims Gawker provided the video online prior to the show airing in most major markets. One particularly interesting part of the lawsuit, the plaintiff…

With a single click, it searches multiple sources for related content that existed at the time the patent was filed… Google is well known for containing a wealth of free tools. For patent practitioners, google’s patent search engine often provides more accessible results than even the USPTO’s patent database. Google has improved an already stellar…

System Designed To Reduce Copyright Infringement On The Internet. The new Copyright Alert System (CAS) is a collaborative effort between many of the powerhouses in the entertainment industry and the large ISPs (Internet Service Providers). The system is designed to reduce copyright infringement on the internet. How it is intended to work: The copyright holders…

Read Fine Print Before Signing As legal counsel, we at Gleam Law do urge all of our clients to always read the fine print before signing. But we also understand the realities and time constraints of life. One such example, the iTunes agreement, is 56 pages! For those who don’t always choose to spend two…

Trial Court Granted Google’s Motion For Summary Judgment Google and Rosetta Stone settled a trademark infringement lawsuit filed in 2009. Rosetta Stone sued Google, Inc. for selling advertisement keywords through Google’s Adwords system. Google sold the keyword “Rosetta Stone” to competitors. Rosetta Stone presented evidence of actual consumer confusion. Google argued that consumers are not…

Trademark Infringement Suit Filed Against The Oatmeal Excelsior Printing Company filed a trademark infringement suit against Mathew Inman’s “The Oatmeal.” Inman partnered with Papyrus-Recycled Greetings, Inc to offer the popular web comic, called “The Oatmeal” (website here) as a greeting card product. Their products can be seen here. Excelsior Printing Company registered the trademark “Oatmeal Studios”…

FB Like Button Ruling  In District Court District Judge Raymond A. Jackson ruled that a Facebook “Like” is not constitutionally protected speech under the First Amendment. Several Sheriff’s deputies contend retaliatory firing after they clicked the “Like” button for a political opponent’s Facebook page. The First Amendment grants freedom from government persecution to individuals on…