Internet Law Year-in-Review for 2020

…the abuses in the 2020 elections. Richard Liebowitz. Richard Liebowitz is operating the latest copyright litigation mill, but he keeps producing defense-favorable rulings. So…thank you? Major Antitrust Lawsuits Against Google…

Fair Use Permits Newspaper to Republish Photo Taken By Drone–Castle v. Kingsport Publishing

Yes, this is another defense-favorable fair use ruling produced by a Richard Liebowitz lawsuit. 🙏🙏🙏 The case relates to a construction site for a proposed new school, which may have…

Another Court Says Embedding Instagram Photos May Be Fair Use–Boesen v. United Sports

…of a clear license from Instagram leading to helpful law on fair use? This case was brought by Liebowitz, which presents separate drama. The negative orders for Liebowitz (and judicial…

This Copyright Fair Use Opinion Discusses Jon Hamm’s Crotch 25 Times–Schwartzwald v. Oath

…on a motion to dismiss. But even without being told, you already know who did this. Richard Liebowitz has been a one-man architect of an ever-growing wall of defense-favorable copyright…

Is It OK to Embed Instagram Photos? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

…with Walsh v. Townsquare Media, where the media defendant who embedded an Instagram post in an article successfully raised a fair use defense. (This is a Liebowitz case, for those…

Fair Use Protects a Highly Cropped Photo–Harbus v. Manhattan Institute

…hands), and is overlaid with the article headline and metadata. Yet, this lawsuit actually does make sense once you know that the photographer’s lawyer is Richard Liebowitz. Liebowitz’s lawsuits have…

Top Internet Law Developments of 2019

…Doomed: the Liebowitz C opyright Litigation Machine. Richard Liebowitz of New York has filed about 2,000 lawsuits against online publishers. Many of these cases have gone incredibly poorly, and one…

Partial Screenshot Qualifies as Fair Use (on a Motion to Dismiss)–Yang v. Mic

…shifts to the defendant. BTW, in case it wasn’t obvious who thought this was a worthwhile case to bring, the answer is Richard Liebowitz. Case citation: Yang v. Mic Networks,…

“Copyright Troll” Lawyer Gets Sanctioned (Again)–Sands v. Bauer Media

…Matrix, but Liebowitz didn’t disclose the licenses during discovery. The court says Liebowitz’s excuse for the non-disclosure is “lame,” the withholding dragged out the litigation to increase the defendant’s financial…

George Mason “Law and Economics of Search Engines and Online Advertising” Conference Recap

…should be able to survive. For advertisers, the auction format permits them to try multiple sites—there’s no quantity discount motivating them to consolidate their business with one vendor. Stanley Liebowitz:…