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Facebook Fighting Strange Case in Western NY

This week, a Federal lawsuit was filed in Buffalo NY against Facebook, Inc. and its principal shareholder Mark Zuckerberg, by a man named Paul Ceglia. Ceglia claims that Zuckerberg answered Ceglia’s ad back in the day to help Ceglia develop software for a street-mapping program Ceglia was trying to get started. Ceglia claims he paid […]

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Copyright Law

NY’s Highest Court Allows Suit in NY For Copyright Infringement Occurring Outside of State

New York’s “long-arm statute” permits a Manhattan-based publisher to sue an out-of-state online corporation in NY for copyright infringement, the state Court of Appeals ruled last week. Early in law school, law students learn about “long-arm” jurisdiction; then they try to forget about it as soon as they pass the bar. “Long-Arm” jurisdiction refers to […]

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Copyright Law

Caution: Your Website Images May Be Illegal!

One of the other websites I am associated with   extortionletterinfo.com,  is devoted to the issue of digital imagery on the web and the copyright attached to them.  A number of the world’s largest digital image warehouses, notably Getty Images, Masterfile and Corbis, have begun asserting claims for images controlled by them and used by […]