Day: June 16, 2011

Is an Internet posting of a work a world-wide publication for copyright purposes?Is an Internet posting of a work a world-wide publication for copyright purposes?



Is a work published worldwide for copyright purposes when it is posted on a publically available internet web site? That issue was just canvassed by a US District Court in Kernal Records Oy v. Mosley2011WL 2223422 (S.D.Fla. Jun. 7, 2011). The Court ruled that making a music file available  on a website in Australia was an act tantamount to global and simultaneous publication of the work which brought the work within the definition of a “United States work” under § 101(1)(C) of the US Copyright Act.

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2011-06-16Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2011-06-16