Featured Story

Grammy Winner Maria Schneider Files Class Action Copyright Piracy Lawsuit Against YouTube, LLC Over Content ID

On Thursday, July 2, 2020, Grammy award-winning composer and musician Maria Schneider filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, against YouTube, LLC, Google, LLC, and Alphabet, Inc. The lawsuit concerns copyright piracy on YouTube and alleges that YouTube's copyright management tool, Content ID, "actually insulates the vast majority of known and repeated copyright infringers from YouTube's repeat infringer policy" and leaves plaintiffs in the class with "no meaningful ability to police the extensive infringement of their copyrighted work." The complaint requests, among other things, equitable relief in the form of providing Content ID to all copyright owners and monetary relief in the form of defendants' profits derived from copyright infringement on YouTube. Read More.

Recently Featured Dockets

President and Fellows of Harvard College et al v. United States Department of Homeland Security et al (filed 7/8/20)
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

French Laundry Partners, LP dba The French Laundry et al v. Hartford Fire Insurance Company et al (filed 7/8/20)
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Thomson Reuters Enterprise Centre GmbH et al v. ROSS Intelligence Inc. (filed 5/6/20)
U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware

Other Legal News

Government Carries Out First Federal Execution in 17 Years
The New York Times, July 14, 2020

Hours after a 5-4 vote by the Supreme Court, Daniel Lewis Lee was put to death by lethal injection in Terre Haute, Ind., for his role in the 1996 murder of a family of three.

I Froze. How Could We Win With This Supreme Court?
The New York Times, July 14, 2020

From my elders, I learned that justice is sometimes seven generations away or more — and inevitable.

A Backward- and Forward-Looking Assessment of the Supreme Court’s “Faithless Elector” Cases: Part One in a Two-Part Series
Justia's Verdict, July 14, 2020

In this first of a two-part series of columns about the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in the “faithless elector” cases, Illinois law dean and professor Vikram David Amar expresses disappointment that the majority opinion—authored by Justice Elena Kagan—and concurring opinion—by Justice Clarence Thomas—are not as well reasoned or careful as they could be. Amar points out some of the ways in which the opinions fall short, noting some of the arguments that merited more discussion, or at least more thorough consideration.

Summer Order Lists
Supreme Court of the United States, July 10, 2020

Opinion analysis: Justices toe hard line in affirming reservation status for eastern Oklahoma
SCOTUSblog, July 9, 2020

The first thing we learned this morning with the announcement of the decision in McGirt v. Oklahoma was that Chief Justice John Roberts didn’t manage to be in the majority in every single 5-4 decision this term. Today, Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote for a majority of five (joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer,…

‘Troubling Tableau’ in 11th Circuit’s Prisoner Cases, Sotomayor Says
The New York Times, June 15, 2020

The appeals court, which covers three Southern states, uses procedures “out of step with other courts,” Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote, echoing critiques from judges and scholars.