Authors Guild Applauds Arrest, Indictment of Major E-Book Pirates — “According to court filings, the U.S. Department of Justice is charging Anton Napolsky and Valeriia Ermakova with criminal copyright infringement, wire fraud, and money laundering for operating the popular Z-Library pirate site. The pair was arrested on November 3 in Cordoba, Argentina at the request of U.S. authorities, just days after site’s highly trafficked domains were seized by the DOJ and blocked.”
US—Copyright Round-Up — Copyright expert Paul Goldstein highlights several recent US appellate decisions touching upon personal jurisdiction for online infringement, fair use, and copyright and AI.
Ninth Circuit Affirms Validity of Unicolors’ Copyright Registration on Remand, But H&M Scores Big on Remittitur Calculations — “On November 10, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in Unicolors, Inc. v. H&M Hennes & Mauritz, L.P. following remand from the U.S. Supreme Court, which earlier this year clarified the knowledge standard required for invalidating copyright registrations based on inaccuracies in the registration application.”
‘Wild West’ of Generative AI Raises Novel Copyright Questions — “The rapid rise of artificial intelligence applications has left the burgeoning industry reckoning with how the powerful new technology interacts with copyright laws that govern everything from source code to art prints. The legal landscape is far from clear, with both the creators of AI tools and the artists who use them confronting copyright questions that haven’t yet been answered.”