Cases Involving Copyright Infringments on the Internet

Central Point Software, Inc. v. Nugent, 903 F.Supp. 1057 (E.D.Tex.1995)

Marobie-Fl, Inc. v. National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors and Northwest Nexus, Inc., US Dist. LEXIS (N.D.Illinois 1997)

Playboy Enterprises, Inc. v. Frena, 839 F.Supp. 1552 (M.D.Fla. 1993)

Playboy Enterprises, Inc., v. Russ Hardenburgh, Inc., 982 F.Supp. 503 (1997)

Playboy Enterprises, Inc., v. Webbworld, Inc., 968 F.Supp. 1171 (N.D.Tex. 1997); U.S.Dist. LEXIS 21264 (N.D.Tex. 1997).

ProCD, Inc. v. Matthew Zeidenberg, and Silken Mountain Web Services, 908 F.Supp. 640 (W.D.Wis. 1996); 86 F.3d. 1147 (7th Cir. 1996).

Religious Technology Center v. Factnet, Inc., 901 F.Supp.1519 (D.Colo.1995)

Religious Technology Center v. Lerma, 908 F.Supp. 1362 (E.D.Va. 1995); US Dist. LEXIS 15454 (E.D.Va. 1996)

Religious Technology Center v. Netcom Online Communication Services, Inc.; Dennis Erlich; and Tom Klemesrud, 24 Med.L.Rptr. 1097 (N.D.Cal. 1995); 923 F.Supp.1231 (N.D.Cal. 1995)

Sega Enterprises Ltd. v. MAPHIA, 857 F.Supp. 679 (N.D.Cal. 1994); 948 F.Supp. 923 (N.D.Cal.1996)

Sega Enterprises Ltd. v.Sharon Sabella, U.S.Dist. LEXIS 20470 (N.D.Cal. 1996)

Tasini v. The New York Times, 25 Med.L.Rptr. 2057 (SDNY 1997)

United States v. David LaMacchia, 871 F.Supp. 535 (D.Mass. 1994)


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Selected Bibliography

Bovenzi, Giorgio, "Liabilities of System Operators on the Internet," 11 Berkeley Technology L.J. (1996);

Brandriss, Ira L., "Writing in Frost on a Window Pane: E-Mail and Chatting on RAM and Copyright Fixation," 43 J.Copr.Soc'y 237 (1996);

Dellebeke, Marcel (ed.), Copyright in Cyberspace: Copyright and the Global Information Infrastructure, Amsterdam: Otto Cramwinckel, 1997; including:

Dixon, Allen and Hansen, Martin, "The Berne Convention Enters the Digital Age," 11 European Intellectual Property Rev. 604 (1996);

Dutson, Stuart, "The Internet, the Conflict of Laws," Journal of Business Law, November 1997, p. 495;

Elkin-Koren, Niva, "Copyright Liability of BBS Operators," 13 Cardozo Arts & Ent.L.Rev. 345 (1995)

Fenster, Julie, "Fault-Based Libel and Copyright Infringement Liability for Online Content Providers and Bulletin Board Operators as 'Information Distributors," 11:3 St.John's J. of Legal Commentary 653 (1996);

Halligan, Mark R., Esq., Recent Intellectual Property Law Developments on the Internet;

Handa, Sunny, "Copyright Liability When Browsing on the Information Highway," 29 Law & Technology J. (1995);

Hugenholtz, Bernt P. (ed.), The Future of Copyright in a Digital Environment, The Hague, London, Boston: Kluwer Law International, 1996;

Hughes, Kristin A., "Copyright in Cyberspace," 11 Am.U.J.Int'l L.& Pol'y 1027 (1996);

Lehman, Bruce A. (ed.), Intellectual Property and the National Information Infrastructure: The Report of the Working Group on Intellectual Property Rights, Washington, D.C.: Information Infrastructure Task Force, 1995;

Leval, Pierre N., "Nimmer Lecture: Fair Use Rescued," 44 UCLA L.Rev. 1449 (1997);

Leval, Pierre N., "Toward a Fair Use Standard," 103 Harv.L.Rev. 1105 (1990);

Litman, Jessica, "The Exclusive Right to Read," 13 Cardozo Arts & Ent L.J. 29 (1994);

Macmillan, Fiona and Blakeney, Michael, "The Internet and Communications Carriers' Copyright Liability," 2 European Intellectual Property Rev. 52 (1998);

Masson, Douglas J., "Fixation on Fixation: Why Imposing Old Copyright Law on New Technology Will Not Work,"

Melone, Wendy, "Contributory Liability for Access Providers: Solving the Conundrum Digitalization Has Placed on Copyright Laws," 49 Fed.Comm.L.J. 491 (1997);

Molodow, Shawn N. and Goldman, Eric, "Copy Control," San Francisco Daily Journal, February 9, 1997;

National Information Infrastructure Copyright Protection Act of 1995, Hearing Before the Committee on the Judiciary, US Senate, Washington, D.C.: US Government Printing Office, 1997;

Nicholson, Bradley J., "The Ghost in the Machine: MAI Systems Corp. v. Peak Computers, Inc. and the Problem of Copying in RAM," 10 High Technology L.J.147 (1995);

Nimmer, Raymond T., Information Law, Boston: Warren, Gorham & Lamont, 1996;

Nimmer, Raymond T. and Krauthaus, Patricia Ann, "Copyright on the Information Superhighway: Requiem for a Middleweight," 6 Stanford Law & Policy Rev. 25 (1994);

Post, David G., "New Wine, Old Bottles: The Case of the Evanescent Copy," American Lawyer, May 1995;

Rodwell, Jeff, "Copyright Infringement: Update," 13 European Intellectual Property Rev. 10 (1997);

Samuelson, Paula, "Legally Speaking: The NII Intellectual Property Report," Communications of the ACM, 1994;

Shulman, Mary Ann, "Internet Copyright Infringement Liability: Is an Online Access Provider More Like a Landlord or a Dance Hall Operator?" 27 Golden Gate University L.Rev. 555 (1997);

Sookman, Barry B., "Copyright and the Information Superhighway: Some Issues to Think About," 11 Intellectual Property J. 123 (1997);

Stephens, Keith and Summer, John, "Catch 22: Internet Service Providers' Liability for Copyright Infringement Over the Internet," 14:5 The Computer Lawyer 1 (1997);


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