COPYRIGHT CURRENTDEVELOPMENTS!Katherine C. SpelmanCobalt, LLPBerkeley, CA                              ICLE’s 38th Annual ...
Legislation – U.S.!•  SOPA/PIPA and the January 18th Internet   Tantrum•  Legislation derailed
Beijing WIPO Treaty onAudiovisual Performances !•  June 26th, 2012 marked first treaty in   copyright since 1996•  Provides...
Copyright Litigation25% up!•  Law 360, Erin Coe “IP Litigation Takes   Off in First Half of 2011”
Publishers suingPatent Firms - 03/2012 !Texaco Redux?! •  Wiley v. McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert &    Berghoff (MBHB), No. 12-...
Public Performance!•  American Broadcasting Co. v. Aereo,   Inc., 12 CIV 1540 (AJN) (S.D.N.Y. July   11, 2012)
TerminationNotice - Standing! •  Scorpio Music v. Willis, 2012 WL    1598043, 1 (S.D. Cal. 2012)   –  30% enough, not stat...
Public Domain!•  Warner Bros. Enterm’t, Inc. v. X One   X Prods., 644 F.3d 584 (8th Cir.   2011)
Standing !•  Righthaven, LLC v. Hoehn, 792 F.   Supp. 2d 1138, (D. Nev. 2011)
Jurisdiction!•  Shropshire v. Canning,  809 F.Supp.2d 1139,   1145 (N.D.Cal. 2011)  –  All Canadian acts, except upload wa...
Originality!•  Nielsen Co. (US), LLC v. Truck Ads,   LLC,  2011 WL 3857122, 1 (N.D. Ill.   Aug. 29, 2011)
Copyrightability!•  Oracle v. Google, No. C-10-03561,   U.S.D.C. N.D. Ca. (June 1, 2012)  –  Oracle’s Java APIs not copyri...
DMCA!•  Personal Keepsake Inc. v.   Personalizationmall.com, Inc., 2012 WL   414803 (N.D. Ill. Feb. 8, 2012)
DMCA!•  Capitol Records Inc. v. MP3tunes LLC,   2011 WL 3667335 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 22,   2011)
DMCA!•  Wolk v. Kodak Imaging Network Inc.,   2011 WL 940056 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 17,   2011)
DMCA!•  Viacom International, Inc., v. YouTube,   Inc., 10-3270-cv, 2012 WL 1130851 (2d   Cir. Apr. 5, 2012)
Oldest Copyright Class Action (1997): Certification Fails!•  In re: Literary Works in   Electronic Databases (Aug.   17, 2...
Mass Digitization!•  Authors Guild, Inc. v. Google, Inc., (2011)  –  Formerly called ‘GBS’  –  Infringement alleged  –  De...
Mass Digitization!•  American Society of Media   Photographers (ASMP) v. Google  –  Not consolidated with Authors Guild   ...
Mass Digitization!•  The Authors Guild v. Hathi Trust,   (S.D.N.Y. 2011)   – Hathi Trust = academic universal library  – A...
Google Book Cases !2012 Docket Dates!•  Authors Guild, Inc. v. Google, Inc. - September 6th   Summary Judgment hearing•  A...
Fair Use!•  Publishers v. Georgia State (2012)  –  May 14, 2012, 390 page opinion  –  99 claims of infringement & 5 found ...
Fair Use !•  Cariou v. Prince, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS   29070 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 18, 2011)
Licensing!•  Kno, Inc. v Cengage Learning, Inc., N.D.   CA CV 12-00121 (Jan. 6, 2012)
Post E-Bay Injunction!•  Flexible Lifeline Sys., Inc. v. Precision Lift,   Inc., 654 F.3d 989 (9th Cir. 2011)   –  End of ...
ActualDamages!•  Gaylord v. U.S., 98 Fed. Cl. 389   (2011)
Actual damages!•  Oracle USA Inc. v. SAP AG, 100 USPQ2d 1450   (N.D. Cal. Sept. 1, 2011)  –  Facts:      •  Jury awards Or...
Licensing!•  Range Road Music Inc. v. East Coast   Foods Inc., 668 F.3d 1148 (9th Cir. 2012)
First SaleDoctrine!•  Adobe Sys. Inc. v. Hoops Enter. LLC,   2012 WL 892162 (N.D. Cal. Mar. 14,   2012)
First SaleDoctrine!•  John Wiley & Sons Inc. v. Kirtsaeng, 654   F.3d 210 (2d Cir. 2011)
Archive Versions!!•  Aviation Software Inc. v. United States, 100   U.S.P.Q.2d (BNA) 1943 (Fed. Cir. 2011)
Fee Award!•  Brownmark Films LLC v. Comedy Partners,   101 USPQ2d 1241 (E.D. Wis. Nov. 30, 2011)
Questions?!  Thank You!
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  1. 1. COPYRIGHT CURRENTDEVELOPMENTS!Katherine C. SpelmanCobalt, LLPBerkeley, CA ICLE’s 38th Annual IP Law Summer Institute Grand Traverse July 19-21, 2012
  2. 2. Legislation – U.S.!•  SOPA/PIPA and the January 18th Internet Tantrum•  Legislation derailed
  3. 3. Beijing WIPO Treaty onAudiovisual Performances !•  June 26th, 2012 marked first treaty in copyright since 1996•  Provides rights to audiovisual performers similar to those that music performers have already under WIPO
  4. 4. Copyright Litigation25% up!•  Law 360, Erin Coe “IP Litigation Takes Off in First Half of 2011”
  5. 5. Publishers suingPatent Firms - 03/2012 !Texaco Redux?! •  Wiley v. McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff (MBHB), No. 12-CV-01446 (N.D. Ill). •  Wiley v. Schwegman Lundberg, No. 12-528 (RHK/JJK) (U.S.D.C. Minn.)
  6. 6. Public Performance!•  American Broadcasting Co. v. Aereo, Inc., 12 CIV 1540 (AJN) (S.D.N.Y. July 11, 2012)
  7. 7. TerminationNotice - Standing! •  Scorpio Music v. Willis, 2012 WL 1598043, 1 (S.D. Cal. 2012) –  30% enough, not statutory 51% "
  8. 8. Public Domain!•  Warner Bros. Enterm’t, Inc. v. X One X Prods., 644 F.3d 584 (8th Cir. 2011)
  9. 9. Standing !•  Righthaven, LLC v. Hoehn, 792 F. Supp. 2d 1138, (D. Nev. 2011)
  10. 10. Jurisdiction!•  Shropshire v. Canning,  809 F.Supp.2d 1139, 1145 (N.D.Cal. 2011) –  All Canadian acts, except upload was to YouTube servers in California
  11. 11. Originality!•  Nielsen Co. (US), LLC v. Truck Ads, LLC,  2011 WL 3857122, 1 (N.D. Ill. Aug. 29, 2011)
  12. 12. Copyrightability!•  Oracle v. Google, No. C-10-03561, U.S.D.C. N.D. Ca. (June 1, 2012) –  Oracle’s Java APIs not copyrightable
  13. 13. DMCA!•  Personal Keepsake Inc. v. Personalizationmall.com, Inc., 2012 WL 414803 (N.D. Ill. Feb. 8, 2012)
  14. 14. DMCA!•  Capitol Records Inc. v. MP3tunes LLC, 2011 WL 3667335 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 22, 2011)
  15. 15. DMCA!•  Wolk v. Kodak Imaging Network Inc., 2011 WL 940056 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 17, 2011)
  16. 16. DMCA!•  Viacom International, Inc., v. YouTube, Inc., 10-3270-cv, 2012 WL 1130851 (2d Cir. Apr. 5, 2012)
  17. 17. Oldest Copyright Class Action (1997): Certification Fails!•  In re: Literary Works in Electronic Databases (Aug. 17, 2011) 
  18. 18. Mass Digitization!•  Authors Guild, Inc. v. Google, Inc., (2011) –  Formerly called ‘GBS’ –  Infringement alleged –  Defense claims ‘Fair Use’
  19. 19. Mass Digitization!•  American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) v. Google –  Not consolidated with Authors Guild –  Infringement alleged –  Defense claims ‘Fair Use’
  20. 20. Mass Digitization!•  The Authors Guild v. Hathi Trust, (S.D.N.Y. 2011) – Hathi Trust = academic universal library – Authors Guild claims unauthorized library copies of Google Corpus infringed by HathiTrust
  21. 21. Google Book Cases !2012 Docket Dates!•  Authors Guild, Inc. v. Google, Inc. - September 6th Summary Judgment hearing•  ASMP v. Google, Inc. - October 29th Summary Judgment briefing ends•  Authors Guild, Inc. v. Hathi Trust - November Trial
  22. 22. Fair Use!•  Publishers v. Georgia State (2012) –  May 14, 2012, 390 page opinion –  99 claims of infringement & 5 found infringing –  Bright line test = 1 chapter or 10% Fair Use
  23. 23. Fair Use !•  Cariou v. Prince, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 29070 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 18, 2011)
  24. 24. Licensing!•  Kno, Inc. v Cengage Learning, Inc., N.D. CA CV 12-00121 (Jan. 6, 2012)
  25. 25. Post E-Bay Injunction!•  Flexible Lifeline Sys., Inc. v. Precision Lift, Inc., 654 F.3d 989 (9th Cir. 2011) –  End of an era – proven, not presumed
  26. 26. ActualDamages!•  Gaylord v. U.S., 98 Fed. Cl. 389 (2011)
  27. 27. Actual damages!•  Oracle USA Inc. v. SAP AG, 100 USPQ2d 1450 (N.D. Cal. Sept. 1, 2011) –  Facts: •  Jury awards Oracle $1.3 Billion in Actual Damages based on “hypothetical negotiation.” •  Defendant moves for new trial
  28. 28. Licensing!•  Range Road Music Inc. v. East Coast Foods Inc., 668 F.3d 1148 (9th Cir. 2012)
  29. 29. First SaleDoctrine!•  Adobe Sys. Inc. v. Hoops Enter. LLC, 2012 WL 892162 (N.D. Cal. Mar. 14, 2012)
  30. 30. First SaleDoctrine!•  John Wiley & Sons Inc. v. Kirtsaeng, 654 F.3d 210 (2d Cir. 2011)
  31. 31. Archive Versions!!•  Aviation Software Inc. v. United States, 100 U.S.P.Q.2d (BNA) 1943 (Fed. Cir. 2011)
  32. 32. Fee Award!•  Brownmark Films LLC v. Comedy Partners, 101 USPQ2d 1241 (E.D. Wis. Nov. 30, 2011)
  33. 33. Questions?! Thank You!

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