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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