Our attorneys have extensive experience with content protection matters in virtually every context: linking and locker sites; “UGC” and download sites; peer-to-peer distribution; offshore sites; password-sharing; theft from subscription sites; end user enforcement; physical piracy; and unfair competition by competitors.
Among other cases they litigated in their careers are:
- A&M Records v. Napster
Enjoining the Napster P2P network in California.
- Andersen v. Atlantic Records
Represented record companies in putative class action in Oregon regarding their anti-piracy efforts.
- Arista Records v. LimeWire
Injunctive relief and finding of willful copyright infringement against proprietors of illegal peer to peer file-sharing service, along with $105 million settlement reached during damages trial.
- Arista Records v. MediaServices (AllofMp3.com)
Copyright infringement suit against illegal download site based in Russia.
- Arista Records v. MP3Board.com
Represented record companies in copyright suit over linking to infringing recordings.
- Atlantic Recording Corp. v. Project Playlist
Copyright infringement suit against service billing itself as music search engine.
- Arista Records v. Usenet.com
Spoliation sanctions and summary judgment for copyright infringement against commercial USENET service operator, with multi-million dollar damages award.
- BMG Music v. Gonzalez
7th Circuit affirmed summary judgment in favor of copyright owner in Chicago.
- Capitol Records v. Thomas-Rasset
Jury verdict of willful infringement in Minneapolis for $1.92 million for unauthorized uploading and downloading of music on a P2P network.
- CoStar Group v. LoopNet
Copyright suit stemming from posting of photographs to real estate listing website.
- Higher Education Publishers’ anti-counterfeiting enforcement
Represent several of the nation’s largest educational publishers in their efforts to combat physical counterfeiting
- Higher Education Publishers v. Student of Fortune, Inc.
Represented The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc., John Wiley & Sons Inc., Cengage Learning Inc., Pearson Education Inc. and Elsevier Inc. in asserting copyright and trademark claims and reaching a settlement.
- In re Aimster
Enjoining Aimster in multi-district litigation proceeding in Chicago.
- Media Group
Jury verdict of willful infringement against CD replicator for $136 million in Los Angeles.
- MGM v. Grokster
Represented movie studios and record companies in Supreme Court, won 9-0 reversal.
- Record industry’s peer to peer enforcement program
Oversaw thousands of cases around the country on behalf of the record industry.
- Sony v. Tenenbaum
Jury verdict of willful infringement in Boston for $675,000 for unauthorized uploading and downloading of music on a P2P network.
- Theft of Services Cases
Injunctive relief, damages, and settlements arising from misuse of subscription-based online services.
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