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Since the start of the digital media era, content industries have engaged in a tug-of-war with courts over whether the identity of defendants accused of violating plaintiffs’ rights, via online distribution, can be revealed. In a case of first impression, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently noted that prior cases “dealt with anonymity rights during the discovery process. No case has considered the issue presented here — whether and under what circumstances a court can properly protect a party’s anonymity after judgment.” Signature Management Team LLC v. Doe, 16-2188 (6th Cir. 2017).
By Marc Jacobson
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By Samuel Cullari and Alexis Cocco
The CCPA is the first of its kind, generally applicable data protection law in the United States. What makes the CCPA unique is not only its applicability to companies like those in the entertainment and media industries, but also the rights it provides to consumers regarding their personal information (PI).
By Edward Weisz and Alanna Miller
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.
By Simon Taylor
The European Commission has charged Valve Corp., the owner of Steam video-game distribution platform, and five video-game publishers with breaking European Union (EU) competition rules through their use of geoblocking, which restricts access to digital content on a territorial basis.