Tag Archives: Fourth Circuit

Clickwrap Agreement Found Sufficient to Transfer Copyright Ownership

In a case of first impression, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently held that accepting a website’s terms of use through a so-called “clickwrap” agreement constitutes a signature for purposes of effecting a transfer of copyright. The case, Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc. v. American Home Realty Network, Inc., revolved around … Continue Reading

Google Settles Search Engine Advertising Litigation With Rosetta Stone—But Sponsored Advertising Disputes Will Likely Persist

Earlier this week, Google Inc. and Rosetta Stone Inc. settled their dispute over whether the sale of Rosetta Stone’s name to third parties for search-engine advertising constitutes an infringing use of Rosetta Stone’s trademark.  Google’s AdWords advertising platform permits third parties to purchase “sponsored links” that are shown to users whose online searches include certain … Continue Reading
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