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It’s no surprise that Amazon, one of the world’s largest retailers for entertainment products, maintains its own process for managing infringement and counterfeit allegations. This process has opened up new strategies for asserting and defending infringement claims. In this article, we explain how copyright, trademark and patent infringement issues unfold on Amazon by describing the process for rights holders to report infringement, and the impact of successful infringement take-down requests. We also address the situation where an infringement dispute evolves into a lawsuit, the resulting personal jurisdiction and state law issues that may arise.
By Stan Soocher
A Q&A with Entertainment Lawyer Leslie Zigel
By Karen Hoffman Lent and Kenneth Schwartz
In June, the DOJ announced its plans to review the two music-licensing antitrust consent decrees that have been in place, in some shape or form, for almost 80 years. Due to this newly initiated review, the competitive mechanisms that dictate how music is broadcast, streamed or played live could drastically change.
By Charles Toutant
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit tossed out an injunction against sales of a book by Commerce Bank founder Vernon Hill II even after finding that the work infringed on a manuscript copyright owned by TD Bank.
A look at moves among attorneys, law firms, companies and other players in entertainment law.