Music Service Provider Grooveshark Battles Copyright Claims

null Universal Music Group is moving for summary judgment on its claims in a four-year-old case that raises questions about the reach of a federal statute, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, to songs recorded prior to Feb. 15, 1972, in the context of cases brought under New York common law.

 

How Litigants Should Approach Categorical Privilege Logs

null Jennifer Rearden and Seema Gupta of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher write: Although a new Commercial Division rule expresses a preference for categorical privilege logs, it provides little insight into the form those logs should take. This issue likely will be addressed by courts in the coming months and years.

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    September 30, 04:22 PM EDT
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    September 30, 04:20 PM EDT
  • Frank Darabont v. AMC Network Entertainment – Defendant AMC moves to compel Creative Arts Agency to produce contingent compensation agreements to try and prove industry-related defenses in dispute over contract negotiations for Walking Dead series (Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman) (Justice Eileen Bransten)
    September 30, 04:18 PM EDT
  • AQ Asset Management v. Michael Levine – Plaintiff moves for order to release $5.3M in escrow approved by Appellate Division in breach of contract action involving escrow funds (Levine & Associates) (Justice N/A)
    September 30, 04:16 PM EDT