YouTube escaped a suit brought by the creative minds behind zombie-killing videos who said an algorithm switch that led to declining ad revenue constituted a breach of contract, after a California federal judge found Wednesday that YouTube was explicit about its terms with the content providers.
The Seventh Circuit on Tuesday asked Indiana’s high court to weigh in on whether the state's right-of-publicity law gives NCAA athletes standing to challenge fantasy sports websites DraftKings and FanDuel for using their likenesses and statistics in their contests, saying case law interpreting the statute doesn’t answer that question.
AT&T Inc.'s DirecTV Latin America unit Vrio Corp. filed an initial public offering on Wednesday that is preliminarily listed to raise $100 million and could potentially lead to a spinoff from the U.S. telecommunications giant, adding to several notable IPOs filling the pipeline.
The owner of streaming media patents found invalid for claiming abstract ideas in a case against pro sports leagues has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to vacate the decision and endorse new Federal Circuit rulings that make it more difficult to invalidate patents as abstract early in cases.
The Federal Communications Commission has upheld its International Bureau's decision to grant DirecTV a satellite operating license that crowded out a subsequent application for a nearby satellite, according to an agency order unsealed Tuesday.
A California federal court has entered a $2 million judgment in Yelp's favor, ruling online review company Revleap had violated a settlement agreement of a Yelp suit alleging Revleap had undermined it by publishing fake positive reviews.
Cree Inc., a semiconductor company whose products are used for electric cars, power supplies and fast charging, acquired the radio-frequency power business of German rival Infineon Technologies AG for around €345 million ($428 million), the companies said Tuesday.
As the Federal Communications Commission advances its efforts to close the so-called digital divide, broadband coverage maps have emerged as a critical tool for charting which areas still lack adequate service, but some worry the government’s mapping efforts don’t go far enough.
The Tenth Circuit on Tuesday declined to revisit its decision to vacate an arbitration decision that had exempted the Citizen Potawatomi Nation from $27 million in alcohol sales taxes after the tribe had said the court wrongly struck down an arbitration provision in its gambling compact with Oklahoma.
The founders behind popular cookie baking and decorating convention CookieCon leveled a lawsuit Wednesday in Utah federal court against the organizers of LA Cookie Con & Sweets Show!, claiming the competing California-based operation infringes their trademark.
Solus Alternative Asset Management LP hit the parent company of Digital First Media Inc. and MediaNews Group Inc. with a books and records suit in Delaware’s Chancery Court on Monday, accusing majority shareholder and much-maligned “vulture fund” Alden Global Capital LLC of secretively reshaping the newspaper conglomerate for its sole benefit.
The 26-year-old entrepreneur whose plans for a music festival in the Bahamas crashed and burned pled guilty to two counts of fraud in New York federal court Tuesday as part of a plea deal that could land him behind bars for eight to 10 years.
Federal prosecutors told a Massachusetts judge on Tuesday that he torpedoed their extortion case against two Boston mayoral aides last week in a ruling requiring them to prove what they admittedly cannot.
Two criminal defendants accused of murder told the California Supreme Court at a hearing Tuesday they should be able to mine the Facebook, Instagram and Twitter posts of a victim and a witness in their case for exculpatory evidence, arguing the Stored Communications Act's privacy protections shouldn’t trump their constitutional rights.
A California appellate panel on Monday rejected a bid by two creators of the Walt Disney Co. television show “Hannah Montana” to revive claims that the show’s production companies withheld bonus fees, finding an arbitrator did not unfairly omit evidence.
Adult film actress Stormy Daniels accused President Donald Trump of holding her to a confidentiality agreement he never even bothered to sign and which he and his lawyer have already broken anyway, according to a suit in California state court Tuesday.
France’s competition watchdog on Tuesday closed out a preliminary probe into online advertising with findings focused on Facebook and Google’s market dominance, setting up the possibility for more thorough antitrust investigations, particularly into the two internet giants.
The United Kingdom’s telecom regulator is investigating Hutchison 3G UK Ltd. and Vodafone Ltd. for potential violations of the European Union’s new net neutrality regulations against throttling and other data practices, the agency announced Tuesday.
A brokerage firm’s dispute with a financial news website and its anonymously sourced articles could lead to new guidance on legal jurisdictions appropriate for allegations of libelous subscription content distributed online, First Circuit judges indicated on Tuesday.
The owner of historic concert venue The Forum sued the city of Inglewood, California, and its mayor in state court Monday, accusing them and other agencies of tricking The Forum's owner into handing over a plot of land they then devoted to a competing arena for the Los Angeles Clippers.
Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, marking what would have been the 89th birthday of the great civil rights leader and Baptist minister. Although copyright is not — and should not be — the first thing that comes to mind when we think of King, his legacy's impact on copyright law ought to be somewhere on the list, says David Kluft of Foley Hoag LLP.
Erich Potter, discovery counsel with Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP, discusses six ways e-discovery will continue to excite and confound in 2018.
Several foreign governments and other international authorities recently weighed in on the Microsoft overseas-data case. The amicus briefs underscore the important implications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision for global data transfers and international users’ privacy, say attorneys with Ropes & Gray LLP.
Smart law firms are increasingly positioning professionals to proactively guide them as the legal landscape reshapes itself, harnessing six emerging roles within their organizational charts to embrace new approaches, tools and systems, says Rob MacAdam of HighQ.
Following the Federal Circuit’s recent Brunetti decision, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office should no longer reject trademark applications on the grounds that they are immoral, scandalous or disparaging, which opens up registration to a diverse range of applicants whose marks were previously precluded by the Lanham Act, say attorneys with Latham & Watkins LLP.
Highly profitable companies have comprehensive corporate wellness programs that realize plateauing health care costs, greater employee engagement, and a demonstrable competitive advantage. The legal field needs a similar awakening, says Rudhir Krishtel, a former partner of Fish & Richardson and senior patent counsel at Apple.
While each new year is expected to bring fresh challenges to the legal industry, 2018 will be particularly disruptive to the status quo. Both law firms and organizations that cater to the legal community should prepare for developments like increasing pressure from international clients and data security risks caused by multigenerational gaps, says Jeff Ton of Bluelock LLC.
Jay Greenberg and Max Volsky, co-founders of litigation finance platform LexShares Inc., analyze emerging trends based on conversations with their investors and executives in this rapidly evolving sector.
Study of the Enneagram personality typing system can provide attorneys with better insights into themselves, and into those they interact with professionally, including clients, opposing counsel and judges, says Jennifer Gibbs of Zelle LLP.
John Greenya’s new book, “Gorsuch: The Judge Who Speaks for Himself,” offers readers something the confirmation hearings did not — the backstory of Neil Gorsuch and a glimpse of who Justice Gorsuch is, says Chief Judge Timothy Tymkovich of the Tenth Circuit.