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
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...
United States v. Johns
United States v. Johns, 469 U.S. 478 (1985) was a United States Supreme Court criminal law case holding that a three-day delay in searching a motor vehicle under government control did not violate...
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...
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...
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...
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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...
Reno v. Flores
Reno v. Flores, 507 U.S. 292 (1993) was a case decided by the United States Supreme Court.
Under 8 U.S.C.S. 1252(a)(1), an alien detained pending a deportation hearing generally may, in the di...
Stone v. Graham
In Stone v. Graham, 449 U.S. 39 (1980), the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a Kentucky statute was unconstitutional and in violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendmen...
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...
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...
Trade-Mark Cases
The Trade-Mark Cases, 100 U.S. 82 (1879), were a set of three cases consolidated into a single appeal before the United States Supreme Court, which in 1879 ruled that the Copyright Clause of the Const...
Ewing v. Goldstein
Ewing v. Goldstein 15 Cal Rptr. 3d 864 (Cal. Ct. App. 2004) is a landmark court case that extended California mental health professional's duty to protect identifiable victims of potentially violent p...
Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition
Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition, 535 U.S. 234 (2002), struck down two overbroad provisions of the Child Pornography Prevention Act of 1996 because they abridged "the freedom to engage in a subst...
Ex parte Vallandigham
Ex parte Vallandigham, 68 U.S. (1 Wall.) 243 (1864), is a United States Supreme Court case, involving a former congressman Clement Vallandigham of Ohio, who had violated an Army order against ...
Parker v. North Carolina
Parker v. North Carolina, 397 U.S. 790 (1970), was a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court ruled that a plea agreement was valid even if the defendant entered into it in order to avoid t...
Boddie v. Connecticut
Boddie v. Connecticut, 401 U.S. 371 (1971), was a case before the United States Supreme Court.
A class action was formed representing female welfare recipients residing in Connecticut and wish...