Wiley Rein's Helgi Walker on Monday pressed Verizon's fight with federal regulators, telling the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit that a government scheme to promote an open Internet is unconstitutional.
After a string of losses, the broadcast television industry has tapped Holland & Knight to open up a new front in its copyright fight with Aereo Inc., the fast-growing startup that streams TV programming to subscribers over the Internet.
A New York appellate court ruled Tuesday that safe harbor provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act don't extend to pre-1972 recordings, handing Universal Music Group a win in its ongoing copyright fight with Grooveshark.
Dish Network, represented by Simpson Thacher's Barry Ostrager, wanted a Manhattan jury to award more than $150 million in the company's much-publicized breach of contract case against ESPN. But ESPN counsel Diane Sullivan of Weil Gotshal limited the damage to just $4.9 million.
The streaming TV service Aereo Inc. surely wants to focus on its do-or-die court battle with broadcasters. Unfortunately for Aereo and its backers, it keeps getting sucked into trademark battles with Alki David, the heir to a Greek shipping and bottling fortune who runs a competing service.