Second Circuit Court Sides with Record Companies in Copyright Infringement Case

January 3, 2019 - from JD Supra

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court’s stipulated judgment on December 12, 2018, finding that online marketplace company ReDigi Inc. infringed Capital Records, LLC’s sound recordings through unauthorized reproduction and distribution of copyrighted works. The copyright infringement dispute began in January 2012, when Capital Records alleged ReDigi’s Music Manager software allowed users to create duplicate digital files for resale.

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Update: Copyright Dispute Between Zenimax Media and Facebook’s Oculus VR Ends in Settlement

January 2, 2019 - from CNBC

On December 12, 2018, Zenimax Media Inc. and Oculus VR Inc. reached an undisclosed settlement in the copyright infringement dispute regarding alleged stolen source code. The settlement follows an appeal by both sides after a Dallas District Court judge reduced by half a jury’s $500 million damages award to Zenimax in June 2018.

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California Imposes New Data Protection Regulations on ‘Internet of Things’ Devices

December 27, 2018 - from ABA Journal

On January 1, 2020, a new smart device data privacy law will take effect in California and will require manufacturers of internet-enabled devices to include “reasonable security” features to protect all data stored or transmitted from “unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification or disclosure.” Passage of the law follows several months after California enacted the California Consumer Protection Act of 2018, which contains strict protections for consumer personal information.

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