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White House Calls for Legalization of Some Cell Phone Unlocking

Posted in Intellectual Property, Telecommunications

The Obama administration issued a statement on Monday declaring that consumers not bound by service agreements should be able to unlock their cellular devices for use with other network providers.  In the official response to a petition on the We The People website, a senior White House advisor on the Internet, innovation and privacy agreed… Continue Reading

N.Y. Court Holds that DMCA Safe Harbor Applies to Pre-1972 Sound Recordings

Posted in Intellectual Property

Recently, in UMG Recordings v. Escape Media Group, a New York state court held that the safe harbor provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) may provide the operator of the website grooveshark.com protection against state law copyright claims based on pre-1972 sound recordings. The DMCA provides a “safe harbor” against legal liability for… Continue Reading