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Determining the Location of Injury for New York’s Long Arm Statute in an Infringement Claim

By   /  January 9, 2014  /  Featured, Intellectual Property 

Scales of Justice

The Internet’s explosive growth has pressed the courts to address novel issues and revisit some well-settled ones. In particular, the Internet’s universal accessibility and revolutionary communication capabilities have necessitated the development of new mechanisms to determine jurisdiction. Additionally, doubt has been cast over the effectiveness of copyright and trademark protections, as the Internet has contributed to dramatic increases in infringement. As a result, courts seem intent on focusing on the Internet in personal jurisdiction and copyright infringement analyses, thereby shifting attention from important factors and leaving some issues unsettled.

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