In October 2012, the Librarian of Congress, James H. Billington, decided to remove the unlocking of cell phones exemption from the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The act went into effect on January 26, 2013, and it made clear that consumers would not be able to unlock their cell phones on a different network without
Computer programs are protected under the U.S. Copyright Act. The owner of the copyright holds the right to exclude others from copying their software, making works derivative of it, and from distributing or using it.
To prove a claim of copyright infringement a plaintiff must demonstrate:
– Ownership of a valid copyright;
– Copying the…
It is no secret that U.S. Copyright law prohibits copying a copyrighted work such as a movie, tv show or music album without the permission of the owner of the copyright. Recently a number of lawsuits have targeted users who have downloaded copyrighted works via torrents.
How is a person identified as having illegally downloaded …