• Features

    New York Federal District Court Dismisses Investor Lawsuit Over Tencent Music IPO

    Stan Soocher

    In December 2018, China-based titan Tencent Music Entertainment launched a U.S. initial public offering (IPO). But the IPO resulted in an investor’s class action suit alleging TME violated federal securities laws. This is part of a trend of increasing such securities suits against foreign companies, though the U.S.

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    Legal Triggers In NFT Crypto Craze

    Michael A. Mora and Alaina Lancaster

    The latest cryptocurrency craze has litigators closely watching from the sidelines. Buyers of digital non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are ready to shell out hundreds of thousands of dollars, sometimes more, but when disputes start to hit the scene, litigators said there is little to no case law as precedent.

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    Supreme Court on APIs and Fair Use

    Scott Graham

    Google didn’t get an answer from the U.S. Supreme Court on whether the Java Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) it copied from Sun Microsystems were copyrightable. But it got just about everything else it could have hoped for in a decision that ended its 11-year copyright clash with Sun's successor, Oracle.

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    2d Cir. Issues Two Notable Copyright Fair Use Decisions

    Tom McParland

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently issued decisions in two closely watched copyright fair use cases involving photographs. In the…

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    Tax Issues In NY Publicity Right Becoming Descendible

    Sharon L. Klein

    While some states, like California, recognize post-mortem publicity rights, New York had extended the right of publicity to living New Yorkers only.

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    COUNSEL CONCERNS: Legal Fees Fallout From WWE Litigation

    Justin Henry

    K&L Gates is being accused by a Massachusetts-based plaintiffs’ attorney — who sued longtime K&L Gates client World Wrestling Entertainment in Connecticut federal court and is now saddled with sanctions — of making exorbitant demands for more than half a million dollars in legal fees.

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