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January 6th, 2016
Google Books Litigation: Frankfurt Kurnit Petitions US Supreme Court for Review
IP litigation partners Ned Rosenthal and Jeremy Goldman are co-counsel for The Authors Guild in the so-called Google Books case — arguably the most significant copyright case in the courts today. The case advances a direct challenge to Google’s mass digitization of millions of copyrighted works for inclusion in its search engine and as part of its “library project.” The Second Circuit had ruled for Google. Working with our co-counsel at Jenner & Block LLP, we have asked the US Supreme Court to resolve the conflict over whether use of a copyrighted work that adds no new creative content can nevertheless be "transformative" for fair use purposes - and other questions at the heart of publishing in the digital age. You may read the cert petition here.
Facebook Asks Police Agencies Not to Create Fake Profiles
The Los Angeles Daily Journal quoted James Mariani on whether law enforcement may deploy fake social media accounts to monitor people and collect evidence. Mr. Mariani noted that the practice “is not illegal and is widely used throughout the country at law enforcement offices of every level.” He noted, however, that “the practice of surreptitiously monitoring activists [may] violate the First Amendment by creating a chilling effect on those who would otherwise express discontent online".
October 11 2018
Not Only in Dreams: Roy Orbison is Back on Tour. Sort of.
October 10 2018
Simpson Suit Spotlights In-House Counsel’s Clashing Roles
October 8 2018