Day: December 14, 2009

Non-commercial P2P file sharing is not fair use says court in Sony BMG v Tenenbaum caseNon-commercial P2P file sharing is not fair use says court in Sony BMG v Tenenbaum case

A U.S. district court has now issued a wide area injunction in the Sony BMG  Music Entertainment v Tenenbaumcase, 2009 WL 4723397 (D.Mass.Dec 7. 2009). The order is as follow:

“…defendant shall be, and hereby is, enjoined from directly or indirectly infringing plaintiffs’ rights under federal or state law in any sound recording, whether now in existence or later created, that is owned or controlled by plaintiffs (or any parent, subsidiary, or affiliate record label of plaintiffs) (“Plaintiffs’ Recordings”), including without limitation by using the Internet or any online media distribution system to reproduce or distribute any of Plaintiffs’ Recordings, except pursuant to a lawful license or with the express authority of plaintiffs.…

Computer & Internet Law Updates for 2009-12-14Computer & Internet Law Updates for 2009-12-14

  • China’s broadcasting watchdog urges BT web sites to solve copyright problems – Xinhua #
  • Apple Says Audiobooks Must Have DRM #
  • US court finds claim for conversion of software preempted by Copyright Act, Harris v. Lexjet Corp., 2009 WL 4683699 #
  • UK court dismisses patent suit for home gaming system finding it obvious and not patentable, Cranway Ltd v Playtech Ltd #
  • US court finds sale of counterfeit goods on eBay violate counterfeiting and infringement laws, Tommy Bahama v.