Monthly Archives: July 2012

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

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 protection against state law copyright claims based on pre-1972 sound recordings. The DMCA provides a “safe harbor” against legal liability for … Continue Reading

District Court Declines To Shut Down Video Streaming Service

Last week, a federal district court declined to enjoin Aereo’s “Watch Now” streaming service pending the outcome of a full trial in the copyright infringement law suit filed by the major networks and broadcast stations serving the New York DMA against Aereo. The parties sought to enjoin Aereo from streaming their programming for the duration of the … Continue Reading

FFIEC Issues Risk Management Guidance for Cloud Computing

By Mike Nonaka On July 10, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) issued risk management guidance for depository institutions’ use of cloud computing.  The guidance defines cloud computing generally as “a migration from owned resources to shared resources in which client users receive information technology services, on demand, from third-party service providers via the Internet ‘cloud.’”  … Continue Reading