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Can you safely torrent with a VPN?

Posted by Steve Vondran | Jan 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Virtual Private Networks (“VPN”) – Will it save your from getting BUSTED file sharing Strike 3 Holding Movies? Introduction There are many LEGAL uses of Torrent protocol, and many people use VPN'S to seek to block their IP addresses.  This blog addresses whether or not a VPN is a foolproof way ...

Excocad settles DMCA and software piracy claim

Posted by Steve Vondran | Jan 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Software Infringement Updates – Exocad settles with former client for $220,000 for using cracked version of software Introduction Dentistry is “going digital” like many other industries.  Dentists and dental labs need to be careful in making sure their software is validly licensed and used wit...

Personal jurisdiction in IP infringement cases

Posted by Steve Vondran | Jan 07, 2019 | 0 Comments

MTD – Lack of Personal Jurisdiction and/or Improper Venue Under F.R.C.P. 12(b)(2) or (3) due to a lack of personal jurisdiction over Defendants. Introduction This blog talks about what it takes to establish “personal jurisdiction” in California where you have an out-of-state defendant (ex. so...

Your website violates the ADA! California court says NO!

Posted by Steve Vondran | Jan 03, 2019 | 0 Comments

2019 Internet Law Updates – Websites and ADA accessibility lawsuits – Martinez v. San Diego Credit Union Introduction CASE CITATION:  Martinez v. San Diego Credit Union, San Diego Superior Court Case No. 37-2017-00024673. We have been talking about “web accessibility” cases dealing with pers...

Photo Infringement case brief – Heavey vs. Netflix

Posted by Steve Vondran | Nov 04, 2018 | 0 Comments

Attorney Steve Photo Infringement Case Briefs – The Netflix case.  4:18-cv-00121-BMM. Introduction Here is the case at issue, recently filed in Montana Federal District Court. Heavey v. Netflix, Inc. Brian Morris, presiding Date filed: 09/13/2018 Date of last filing: 10/18/2018 Here i...

Photo Infringement Recovery Examples

Posted by Steve Vondran | Oct 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

“California Photo License Recovery – Contingency Services Possible.  The Photo Lawyer does it again! (No Recovery – No Fee) Introduction Being a professional commercial photographer can be tough business these days when your great artwork, images and illustrations can be copied from the inter...

California Central District Judges & Copyright Law Firms

Posted by Steve Vondran | Oct 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Federal Court Judges – [Central District of California] – may hear Copyright Infringement cases VIDEO:  Click on the image above to learn more about the Central District of California which includes Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obis...

Post Deadpool movie on facebook, GO TO JAIL?

Posted by Steve Vondran | Sep 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Attorney Steve® Internet Law Essentials – Posting Movies on Social Media can lead to SERIOUS legal problems, including potential imprisonment. INTERNET FILE SHARING WARNING – Case 2:17-cr-00206-JAK (Central District of California) We have been telling people to talk to your kids about illeg...

Guild v. Google – LANDMARK internet fair use case

Posted by Steve Vondran | Sep 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Copyright Case Briefs:   Authors Guild v. Google, Inc. – Court of Appeals for the Second District SUMMARY: Plaintiffs, Authors Guild, appealed from a grant of summary judgment in the lower court to defendant, Google. The lower court held that Google's digitalization of books written and publi...

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