Megaupload.com, a file-sharing website, was shut down as part of an alleged $175 million copyright infringement conspiracy, triggering an online protest that disrupted websites of the U.S. Justice Department and movie and music trade groups.
Internet-service providers including AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications Inc. and Comcast Corp. promised to take a more active role in fighting online piracy in an agreement with the entertainment industry announced yesterday.
Entertainment executive and litigator Kenneth L. Doroshow, who helped win a U.S. Supreme Court ruling granting video games First Amendment protection, has joined Jenner & Block LLP as a partner in the Washington office. He will be a member of the firm’s content, media and entertainment practice.
Biogen Idec Inc., the fourth- largest U.S. biotechnology company by market value, won a U.S. patent that may guard its experimental multiple sclerosis pill from generic competition for eight more years than anticipated.
Warner Music Group Corp. and Sony Corp. , along with other owners of music labels, agreed during a trial to settle their copyright lawsuit against Lime Wire LLC and its founder, Mark Gorton , for $105 million.