Friday, January 24, 2014

Motion to certify order for interlocutory appeal granted in Capitol Records v. Vimeo

In Capitol Records v. Vimeo, the Court has certified its September, 2013, decision of the respective summary judgment motions for an interlocutory appeal.

The Court also partially granted defendant's motion for reconsideration seeking summary judgment dismissing the case as to additional videos, and granted plaintiff's motion for leave to amend its complaint.

December 31, 2013, decision of Hon. Ronnie Abrams

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Empire State Building sues photographer for photographing topless model

In ESRT v. Henson, the Empire State Building has sued a photographer for photographing a topless model on the building's observation deck.

Summons and complaint

Monday, January 13, 2014

Summary judgment motions denied without prejudice in ABC v Aereo & WNET v Aereo

In ABC v. Aereo and WNET v. Aereo, the District Court has denied both summary judgment motions on the grounds that (a) it would be more efficient for them to be made after discovery is completed and (b) it might be more efficient to determine them after the U.S. Supreme Court has weighed in on the legal issues, after having granted certiorari to review the preliminary injunction ruling.

January 13, 2014, Decision, Denying Both Summary Judgment Motions Without Prejudice, Hon. Alison J. Nathan, District Judge

Friday, January 10, 2014

Supreme Court grants cert in Aereo cases

The Supreme Court has granted certiorari in WNET v. Aereo Inc.

The Washington Post reported:

Supreme Court to take on high-stakes TV dispute

The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide a high-stakes dispute between the nation’s broadcast networks and an upstart Web company that is providing live television programming over the Internet.

Both the networks and Barry Diller-backed Aereo asked the justices to settle the legal fight that could radically change the way live television is delivered to American consumers and disrupt an economic model that accounts for billions of dollars in fees for the broadcasters.......

Complete article

The Second Circuit opinion to be reviewed was reported by us here