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As a commercial litigation firm here are some links that can help you DOMINATE in your business, real estate, insurance or intellectual property cases.  Note, we do not endorse, approve, or accept responsibility or liability for any of the following web links or what might happen to your computer if you visit any of these websites.  The internet is the wild wild west and these links are provided for reference purposes only.  Some links may take you to offensive websites.  Click at your own risk. Thank you.

Great sites where I keep up with Copyright Infringement and Entertainment News and Happenings

  1. Daily Mail UK
  2. The Fashion Law
  3. CopyHype
  4. TMZ
  5. Hollywood Reporter
  6. Wall Street Journal
  7. Fashionista
  8. Billboard
  9. NPR
  10. Lexology
  11. LawJournalNewsletters.com
  12. Variety

Software Audit Resources

  1. Business software alliance (BSA software compliance tools)
  2. SIIA
  3. Autodesk
  4. Bentley software
  5. Siemens
  6. Dell licensing center
  7. Adobe
  8. Oracle
  9. Does the BSA, Autodesk or SIIA file lawsuits (use this tool to find out).  Federal Case Docket Searcher.
  10. Interactive Digital Software Association
  11. Microsoft compliance and anti-piracy

Music Law Resources

  1. Key Music Law Cases
  2. Recording Industry (RIIA – patrols music infringement)
  3. ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers)
  4. BMI (Broadcast Music Incorporated)
  5. Harry Fox Agency (mechanical licensing, collection, and distribution agency for music publishers)
  6. SoundExchange (collector and distributor of digital performance royalties)
  7. SESAC (U.S. Performing Rights organization)
  8. AARC (Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies)
  9. GMR (Global Music Rights)
  10. RARoyalties.org (AFM & AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund / Unclaimed Royalty Search)
  11. Copyright Alliance – Music Policy Reform
  12. National Music Publishers Association (“NMPA”)

Top 10 Torrent websites (download movies, music, TV shows, Games, Apps, Anime, Books, Lossless Music).  Caution – its better to get a job and pay for a movie then get busted for illegal downloading!!!

  1. The Pirate Bay
  2. Torrentz
  3. Rarbg (home page has a good message on uTorrent/BitTorrent “peer flooding“)
  4. 1337X
  5. EZTV.AG (good home page about if you don't use a VPN then your ISP and the NSA can see what you are downloading at your IP address).
  6.  (message talks about them “going underground)
  7. Yts.AG

Anti-SLAPP Court filing search tool

  1. Use this link to see if your opponent filed the anti-SLAPP motion with judicial council as required by law.

Trademark

1.   Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) case lookup.

2.  United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Trademark Search

Copyright

1.  United States Copyright Office Search

2.  Use Pacer to search for copyright bully

3.  Copyright infringement damages explained

4.   – p2p file sharing news

5.  Federal court Docket search Justia (look up recently filed cases)

6.  Copyright Policy Institute – Washington D.C. Copyright Watchdog

7.  Avvo Copyright Lawyer Directory

8. Bitlaw Guide to Copyright Law

9.  Findlaw copyright law

10.  WIPO intellectual property handbook

11.  USDOJ Criminal Copyright Prosecution Manual

12. Cornell Copyright Law

13.  Copyright Society of the United States

Movies & Film Legal Resources

1.  MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America – patrols movie infringement and ratings)

2. International Documentary Association

3.  Hollywood Reporter Power Lawyers

4.  American Bar Association Legal Guide to Filmmaking

5.  Writers Guild of America West

Film Festivals

Fair Use

  1. Stanford Fair Use Project
  2. CPI (Copyright Policy Institute) – 501(c)3 Washington D.C. “Fair Use Advocates”

Unions

Right of Publicity

1.  California right of publicity law

UDRP

1.  World Intellectual Property Organization

2.  National Arbitration Forum (UDRP domain disputes)

Supreme Court of the United States

SCOTUS Blog (keep up with US Supreme Court Rulings)

California Federal Courts (civil filings)

1.  Northern District ECF (VIDEO: What is the Northern District of CA)

2.   Eastern District ECF

3.  Central District ECF

4.  Southern District ECF (click here to see the video explaining what the Southern District in CA is)

5. Federal Pacer (search all federal court case filings – BK and Civil)

Arizona Federal Courts

1.  Sandra Day O'Connor Courthouse (AZ Fed Ct.)

Arizona State Court

1.  AZ Turbo filing

California

California LawSearch California Codes by Keyword

Los Angeles County Code

California Court Opinions

Internet Law

1. Eric Goldman Technology & Marketing Law Blog

2. Internet cases

Supreme Court Oral Arguments

2.  Oyez

Best Legal Search Tools

1.  Google Scholar

2.  Findlaw

3.  Justia

4. Avvo Q & A

5. Westlaw

Federal Resources

 Federal Register

Federal Trade Commission,

Federal Communications Commission

Search United States Code by Keyword

Search Code of Federal Regulations by Keyword

United States Department of Justice

Cybercrime and Intellectual Property,

United States Courts

Federal Bureau of Investigation,

United States Customs and Border Protection,

International Law & Links

International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition

International Organizations and Anti-Counterfeiting Initiatives UN/ECE Advisory Group on Intellectual Property,

World Intellectual Property Organization

Madrid Protocol

Paris Convention

Rome Convention

WIPO Copyright Treaty

World Trade Organization

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