In Victory For Television Broadcasters, Dunnington Obtains Landmark SDNY $12 Million IPTV Anti-Piracy Judgment

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Dunnington obtained a $12 million judgment for Russian broadcasters in the first case applying the Federal Communications Act of 1934 (“FCA”) to internet television piracy.  On June 16, 2020, the judgment was entered by the Hon. George B. Daniels of the Southern District of New York against the operator of a service that offered unlimited internet television access for monthly credit card payments.  Section 605(a) of the FCA prohibits the unauthorized interception, publication, and use of interstate or foreign radio communications. Read More

Lessons From John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath — Dunnington Partner Ray Dowd To Speak On Landmark Copyright Termination Case

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On July 1, 2020, Dunnington partner Ray Dowd will present a Federal Bar Association webinar “Lessons From John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath:  Copyright Terminations Under Section 203 and 304 of the Copyright Act.”   The webinar will discuss Steinbeck v. Kaffaga, a case in which a petition for certiorari is pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.   Dunnington partners Ray Dowd and Olivera Medenica authored a brief in support of the petition on behalf of amici curiae the Authors Guild, the Dramatists Guild, the American Society of Journalists and Authors and former Register of Copyrights Ralph Oman. Read More

The Future Of Italian Wines In The U.S. After The Coronavirus

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Dunnington Partner William F. Dahill discussed federal, state and city aid for small businesses during the Italian Table Talks webinar, “Has COVID-19 Uncorked a New World for Wines?” hosted by Gruppo Italiano on June 10, 2020.

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Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP Statement on Racism, Racial Discrimination and the Law

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The law firm of Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller LLP unequivocally stands in solidarity with the Black community in condemning racism and fighting for equality and justice.

Recent events involving police and civilian interactions with people of color have once again shined a light on the important work that must be done to ensure accountability from those who misuse their power and privilege.  As lawyers, we have a responsibility to speak out against injustice, particularly when the results of the legal process are systemically unfair.  We cannot afford to be silent.

We also express our grief to those physically and emotionally impacted by racial discrimination, bias and injustice.  As a firm, we challenge ourselves, our colleagues and our clients to take steps large and small to combat racism and its effects now and going forward.  This includes opening dialogues on what are difficult, yet important conversations around systemic racial inequality and acknowledging the experiences of those communities particularly oppressed by it.  Honest, empathetic dialogue is a key first step to ending this unacceptable state of affairs, a first step on a long and challenging path.

However, we believe that words are not enough.   We therefore are making a contribution to the NAACP Legal and Educational Fund, Inc.  https://www.naacpldf.org/ to assist in supporting peaceful protests and addressing the problems of racism, segregation, socioeconomic oppression, and income inequality that have created and resulted from systemic discrimination.  We hope others will do so as well.

American Colombian Chamber of Commerce Webinar

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Carolina Pineda will be hosting the webinar “Crisis Management and US Legal Landscape” before the American Colombian Chamber of Commerce, discussing the current state of affairs in the United States, as well as key legal issues for Colombian companies that have either set up shop abroad or are considering expanding to the United States. The webinar will be taking place May 29th, 2020, at 10:30 EDT. Read More