File sharing and the law
File sharing is the practice of distributing or providing access to digital media, such as computer programs, multimedia (audio, images and video), documents or electronic books. It involves various l...
Case law
In common law legal systems, a precedent or authority is a principle or rule established in a previous legal case that is either binding on or persuasive for a court or other tribunal when deciding su...
File hosting service
A file hosting service, cloud storage service, online file storage provider, or cyberlocker is an Internet hosting service specifically designed to host user files. It allows users to upload files tha...
Copyright
Copyright is a legal right created by the law of a country, that grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights to its use and distribution, usually for a limited time, with the intention of ...
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File Sharing in Canada
File sharing in Canada relates to the distribution of digital media in that country. Canada had the greatest number of file sharers by percentage of population in the world according to a 2004 report ...
EU Copyright Directive
The Copyright Directive (officially the Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001 on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the...
Graduated response
Graduated response (also known as three strikes) is a protocol or law, adopted in several countries, aimed at reducing unlawful file sharing.In response to online copyright infringement, the creative ...
United States copyright law
The Copyright Law of the United States tries to encourage the creation of art and culture by rewarding authors and artists with a set of exclusive rights. Copyright law grants authors and artists the ...
United States copyright law - Wikipedia
United States v. Ballin
United States v. Ballin, 144 U.S. 1 (1892) is a decision issued on February 29, 1892 by the United States Supreme Court, discussing the constitutional definition of "a quorum to do business" in Congre...
Hess v. Reynolds
Hess v. Reynolds, 113 U.S. 73 (1885), was a writ of error on the judgment of the Eastern district of Michigan circuit court remanding a cause to the state court.The plaintiff, a citizen of Missour...
Almendarez-Torres v. United States
Almendarez-Torres v. United States, 523 U.S. 224 (1998), was a decision by the United States Supreme Court which confirmed that a sentencing enhancement based on a prior conviction was not subject to ...
Weyerhaeuser Co. v. Ross-Simmons Hardwood Lumber Co.
Weyerhaeuser Company v. Ross-Simmons Hardwood Lumber Company, 549 U.S. 312 (2007), was a United States Supreme Court case related to antitrust regulations.
Both parties operated sawmills; Ross-Sim...
Mega (service)
Mega (stylized in uppercase as MEGA) is a cloud storage and file hosting service produced by Mega Limited. The New Zealand-based website was launched on 19 January 2013 by Kim Dotcom. Mega mobile apps...
Mega (service) - Wikipedia
United States v. Sprague
United States v. Sprague, 282 U.S. 716 (1931) was a United States Supreme Court case that dealt with the Fifth Article of the US Constitution. The defendants had been indicted under the National P...
Lucy v. Zehmer
Lucy v. Zehmer, 196 Va. 493; 84 S.E.2d 516 (1954) was a court case in the Supreme Court of Virginia about the enforceability of a contract based on outward appearance of the agreement. It is commonly...
Insular Cases
The Insular Cases are a series of opinions by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1901 about the status of U.S. territories acquired in the Spanish–American War. The Supreme Court held that full constitutional ...
United States v. Gotcher
United States v. Gotcher, 401 F.2d 118 (1968), is a tax case from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
This case involved a twelve-day expense-paid trip to Germany for Mr. and...
Ha'il Aziz Ahmad Al Maythal v. George W. Bush
The detainees at the United States Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba have had over 200 writs of habeas corpus submitted on their behalf.
Habeas corpus is sometimes called "The Great Writ". ...
Hodel v. Irving
Hodel v. Irving, 481 U.S. 704 (1987), is a case in which the U.S. Supreme Court held that a statute ordering the escheat of fractional interests in real property which had been bequeathed to members o...
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. v. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission
The Pacific Gas and Electric Company, commonly known as PG&E, is an investor-owned utility that provides natural gas and electricity to most of the northern two-thirds of California, from Bakersfi...
United States v. Georgia
United States v. Georgia, 546 U.S. 151 (2006), was a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court decided that the protection of Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), passed by the U.S...
United States v. Georgia - Wikipedia
Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn
Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn, 09-987, was a case decided by the Supreme Court of the United States. The case was consolidated with Gale Garriott, Director, Arizona Department ...
Cedar Rapids Community School Dist. v. Garret F.
Cedar Rapids Community School District v. Garret F., 526 U.S. 66 (1999), was a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court held that the related services provision in the Individuals with Disa...
Douglas v. City of Jeannette
Douglas v. City of Jeannette, 319 U.S. 157 (1943), was a case in which the Supreme Court of the United States held it does not restrain criminal prosecutions made in good faith unless there would be s...
Weaver v. Palmer Brothers Co.
Weaver v. Palmer Brothers Company, 270 U.S. 402 (1926), was a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court struck down a public health and safety regulation as a violation of due process under...
People v. Pointer
People v. Pointer is a criminal law case from the California Court of Appeal, First District, is significant because the trial judge included in his sentencing a prohibition on the defendant becoming ...
Bell v. Wolfish
Bell v. Wolfish, 441 U.S. 520 (1979), is a case in which the United States Supreme Court found that it was not a violation of the Fourth Amendment to perform intrusive body searches on pre-trial detai...
Grady v. Corbin
Grady v. Corbin, 495 U.S. 508 (1990), was a decision by the United States Supreme Court, which held that: "the Double Jeopardy Clause bars a subsequent prosecution if, to establish an essential elemen...
Fellers v. United States
Fellers v. United States, 540 U.S. 519 (2004), is a United States Supreme Court case regarding the Sixth Amendment's right to counsel.
After John Fellers was indicted by a grand jury, police offic...
United States v. Syufy Enterprises
United States v. Syufy Enterprises, 903 F.2d 659 (9th Cir. 1990), was an antitrust case decided by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
The United States Department of Justice...
Herrera v. Collins
Herrera v. Collins, 506 U.S. 390 (1993), is a case in which the Supreme Court of the United States (in a 6 to 3 decision) ruled that a claim that the Eighth Amendment's ban on cruel and unusual pu...