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A Survey of 9th Circuit Fair Use Computer Cases

Posted by Steve Vondran | Sep 19, 2023 | 0 Comments

Rimini St. v. Oracle Int'l Corp., 473 F. Supp. 3d 1158 (D. Nev. 2020) 2020 D. Nev. Ninth Circuit Computer Program Fair use not found Solid Oak Sketches, LLC v. 2K Games, Inc., No. 16-cv-724-LTS-SDA (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 26, 2020) 2020 S.D.N.Y. Second Circuit Computer program; Film/Audiovis...

The "Hot News" doctrine analyzed

Posted by Steve Vondran | Sep 12, 2023 | 0 Comments

Attorney Steve® copyright law essentials  Title: The "Hot News" Doctrine: A Legal Analysis (Introduction) The "Hot News" doctrine is a legal theory that aims to protect time-sensitive factual information from being misappropriated by competitors or third parties. This doctrine originate...

Counterfeiting causes of action explained

Posted by Steve Vondran | Sep 10, 2023 | 0 Comments

Available Claims for Counterfeiting A trademark owner bringing an action against a counterfeiter might be able to assert a variety of claims, such as: •Counterfeiting (Section 32(1), 15 U.S.C. § 1114(1)) •Trademark infringement (Section 32(1), 15 U.S.C. § 1114(1)) •Unfair competiti...

Vondran Legal® Digital IP Paralegal

Posted by Steve Vondran | Sep 09, 2023 | 0 Comments

Vondran Legal® - Revolutionizing the Practice of Law! Vondran Legal® assists clients in securing and enforcing intellectual property rights and litigating Plaintiff and Defense cases involving copyright infringement, trademark violations, software disputes, domain disputes, BitTorrent file sha...

Video Game Mods and the Law

Posted by Steve Vondran | Aug 30, 2023 | 0 Comments

Attorney Steve® Video Game Law - Is it legal to Mod? Introduction Top legal issues a Modder might face A game modder may run into a number of legal problems if they alter a video game. Legal issues that are frequently raised include: 1. Intellectual property infringement: Modify...

Ansys Phone Home Technology unmasked

Posted by Steve Vondran | Jul 31, 2023 | 0 Comments

Attorney Steve® Software Litigation Essentials - Ansys lawsuits and their "call home" technology.  Call us if you received an ISP subpoena, demand letter, or notice of copyright infringment. Ansys Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Updates – What does Ansys collect from its users to protect their ...

BitTorrent legal updates - Cobbler Nevada

Posted by Steve Vondran | Jul 07, 2023 | 0 Comments

The Court notes, however, that, although it is permitting limited early discovery, it is not precluding Mr. Doe from filing a 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss nor is it prejudging any such motion. The Court also advises Strike 3 that, upon obtaining the name and address of Mr. Doe, it has a Rule 11 obl...

Strike 3’s geolocation technology, is it accurate?

Posted by Steve Vondran | Jul 05, 2023 | 0 Comments

Strike 3's geolocation technology was inaccurate and imprecise. As the defendant argued in Strike 3 Holdings, LLC v. Doe, 351 F. Supp. 3d 160, 162 (D.D.C. 2018), geolocation is flawed because:  Multiple people, including neighbors, guests, and roommates, share the same IP address Onion routin...

Arizona trade secret law

Posted by Steve Vondran | Jul 01, 2023 | 0 Comments

Attorney Steve® Trade Secrets Law - Arizona ("AUTSA")   Introduction   What is a trade secret?   Other Definitions   What is Misappropriation?   What is "improper means"   Remedies   Statute of limitations   Defenses   Contact an Arizona IP and Trade Secrets Law Firm

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