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Mass Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Defense
By Elliot Zimmerman on Sunday, January 06, 2013 - 06:47 AM
CyberLaw

Are you a potential defendant in a mass copyright infringement action?

Record and film companies continue the practice of filing mass copyright infringement lawsuits lumping thousands of defendants together, namimg each defendant "John Doe" or "Jane Doe" or "Does 1-2500." Courts issue subpoenas to these defendants' cable or internet provider to give up their identity. In turn, the cable or other internet provider sends each potentital defendant a letter stating that their IP address has been identified in the downloading of a controlled work (film or mp3) threatening to reveal their identity unless the potential defendant files a motion to quash in the issuing court.

Often, the download contains pornographic material, and the potential defendant would be embarrased if his or her identity is revealed.

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Myths About Collages
By Elliot Zimmerman on Sunday, June 10, 2012 - 10:32 AM
Emerging Legal Issues
Collage is considered fair use, and therefore not subject to copyright law. The doctrine of fair use protects educational and scholarly purposes such as news reporting, literary criticism, and libraries. Artistic uses are not explicitly protected by fair use, and commercial uses are explicitly not protected.

My collage can freely use copyrighted material, as long as I use no more than 5% / 10% / a small amount of the original work. The doctrine of "de minimis" theoretically protects minimal copying, but it's vague and difficult to pin down.

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I Will Always Love You Whitney...
By Elliot Zimmerman on Friday, March 02, 2012 - 06:58 AM
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I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston on Grooveshark

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Farewell Etta James
By Elliot Zimmerman on Friday, January 20, 2012 - 12:24 PM
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At Last [Single Version] by Etta James on Grooveshark

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Clients In The News :: Luther Campbell for Miami Mayor 2011
By Elliot Zimmerman on Monday, January 17, 2011 - 12:29 PM
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NBC Miami reports that our client Luther Campbell (2 Live Crew) may run for Mayor of Miami. See the article here.

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Cloud Law
By Elliot Zimmerman on Friday, January 14, 2011 - 11:08 AM
Computer Programs and Scripts

Cloud Law Systems :: Cloud Law Office Practice Management and Billing Software

CLOUD LAW is downloadable software, available at http://cloudlawsystems.com, you install on your own web server that provides web based law practice management applications and services designed specifically for lawyers by lawyers. With CLOUD LAW, your paperless virtual law office is conveniently centrally located at your web site and comes right out of the box with all the features you need for 5 attorneys to have 24/7 access. With internet access, law firms can do anything anywhere at anytime from one secure location.

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Principal May Be Sued Individually for Chilling Student's 1st Amendment Rights
By Elliot Zimmerman on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 12:00 AM
CyberLaw
Pembroke Pines, FL. In Katherine Evans v. Peter Bayer, US District Court for the Southern District of FL (2008), Magistrate Judge Barry Garber ruled against Peter Bayer's, Principal of Pembroke Pines Charter High School, motion to dismiss the case against him individually for suspending Katherine Evans, a senior, who set up a Facebook page to complain about her teacher. Magistrate Garber agreed that Evans' First Amendment rights were chilled and Bayer had personal exposure to suit. Read the complaint here.

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Toronto Radio Podcast on Cyberbullying
By Elliot Zimmerman on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 - 12:00 AM
CyberLaw
Toronto Radio NewsTalk 1010 host Jamie Hofing interviewed Elliot Zimmerman on Dec. 16, 2009 regarding whether students have a right to be mean online. A recent LA Times article reported that a Beverly Hills school suspended an 8th grade student who posted a video on YouTube with several other students calling yet another student "spoiled," a "brat," and a "slut." Read the article here.


The suspended student took the case to federal court, saying her free speech rights had been violated. See J.C. v. Beverly Hills Unified School District, Case No. 08-cv-03824, California, U.S. District Court (2009). Last month, U.S. District Court Judge Stephen V. Wilson sided with her. "To allow the school to cast this wide a net and suspend a student simply because another student takes offense to their speech, without any evidence that such speech caused a substantial disruption of the school's activities, runs afoul of the law," wrote Judge Wilson in a 60 page opinion.

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Embedded Metadata Subject to Discovery
By Elliot Zimmerman on Friday, October 30, 2009 - 09:40 AM
CyberLaw
The Arizona Supreme Court ruled on Thursday, October 29, 2009, in Lake vs. City of Phoenix, CV-09-0036-PR that:

Arizona law provides that “[p]ublic records and other matters in the custody of any officer shall be open to inspection by any person at all times during office hours.” Ariz. Rev. Stat. (“A.R.S.”) § 39-121 (2001). The City of Phoenix denied a public records request for metadata in the electronic version of a public record. We today hold that if a public entity maintains a public record in an electronic format, then the electronic version, including any embedded metadata, is subject to disclosure under our public records laws.


Click here to read the full opinion.

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Kaleidescape Ruling Overturned
By Elliot Zimmerman on Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 09:37 AM
CyberLaw
On August 12, 2009, just one day after Judge Marilyn Hall Patel ruled against RealNetworks, Inc. and RealNetWorks Home Entertainment, Inc. ("RealNetworks") granting DVD Copy Control Association, Inc. ("DVD CCA") and several motion picture studios a preliminary injunction that prevents RealNetworks from selling or licensing its RealDVD software [RealNetworks, Inc. et al. v. DVD CCA et al., Case No. C 08-04548 MHP (N.D. Ca. 2008)], the California Court of Appeals for the Sixth Appellate District (Santa Clara) overturned a trial court's finding that Kaleidescape, Inc.'s DVD copy product did not violate its DVD CCA contract. Click here to see the Order in DVD CCA v. Kaleidescape, Inc., Case No. H031631 (Santa Clara County Super. Ct. No. CV031829). The appellate court remanded the case for trial.

See related article at www.CyberLaw.Info:Judge Patel Gets Real

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About the CyberLaw Offices of Elliot Zimmerman, P.A.

Elliot Zimmerman, P.A.
Board Certified Intellectual Property Lawyer
1776 North Pine Island Road, Suite 224
Plantation, Florida 33322

In Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, call (954) 565-6996
In Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Florida, call (561) 989-9990

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CyberLaw, Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property Law and Litigation
Board Certified Intellectual Property LawyerCyberLaw.Info, owned by the law firm of Elliot Zimmerman, P.A., operates with an eye towards keeping its members informed of emerging legal issues and trends. Mr. Zimmerman, licensed to practice law by the State of Florida and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida since 1981, is a Board Certified Intellectual Property Lawyer authorized to engage in a multi-jurisdictional federal copyright and trademark practice. He is a cyberlaw attorney, entertainment lawyer, music lawyer and litigator with an extensive background in state and federal litigation, cyberlaw, internet law, cybercrime defense, entertainment law, cyberentertainment law, music law, contract drafting and negotiation, copyright and trademark prosecution, domain name disputes, business law, book publishing, photography, video, film, television, radio, computer and multi-media law.
Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
Mr. Zimmerman is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell. A Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating indicates that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence, has usually practiced law for many years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.
Founder and Former Chairman Florida Bar Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Committee
Founder and Chair Emeritus of The Florida Bar Special Committee on Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law, which became The Florida Bar Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section (EASL) in 1988. Mr. Zimmerman is the founder and Chair Emeritus of The Florida Bar Special Committee on Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law, which became The Florida Bar Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section (EASL) in 1988. He has served as the Multi-Media Committee Chairman, Certification Committee Chairman, Webmaster, Web Site Committee Chairman and on the Executive Council of EASL. He is a published legal author, and has lectured students and lawyers at colleges, law schools, seminars and conferences on such topics as entertainment law, music law, internet law, cyberlaw, copyright, trademark, and domain name disputes. He received a distinguished service certificate from The Florida Bar, April, 2004, an award from The Florida Bar International Law Section in 2007, and EASL plaques of honor in 1999 (pictured in Gallery), 2005-2009. See http://easl.info.
Professional Musician and Computer Programmer
Professional Musician and Computer Programmer Mr. Zimmerman is truly a man of many talents and is a cyberlaw attorney, entertainment lawyer, music lawyer and litigator who is a published lyricist, composer, author, keyboardist, computer programmer and web designer. He has performed on keyboards throughout Florida and the USA with such notables as John "Spider" Martin, Jaco Pastorius, Ahmad Jamal (pictured in Gallery), Miguel Reyna, Duffy Jackson (pictured in Gallery), Sonny Stitt, Ben Champion, the Ink Spots (pictured in Gallery), and others.

Mr. Zimmmerman designs, programs and serves as webmaster for several web sites, including EASL, and The Florida Bar International Law Section. Many of Mr. Zimmerman's original PHP scripts are available for registered users by clicking "Downloads" at this site and at http://outerdomain.com. Mr. Zimmerman is also PostNuke Consultant. Click here to view Zikula.org.
CEO of MusiciansExchangeOnline.com and President of CannibalMusic.com, Inc. Internet Music Distributors
CEO of MusiciansExchangeOnline.com and President of CannibalMusic.com, Inc. Internet Music Distributors. Florida Cyberlaw.Info: Music Law, Entertainment Law, and CyberLaw; Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, Weston, Hollywood, Hallandale, Boca Raton, Miami, Palm Beach County, Dade County, and Broward County, Florida, USA. Also, he has recently created and is currently CEO of MusiciansExchangeOnline.com and President of CannibalMusic.com, Inc., located in Plantation, Broward County, Florida. MusiciansExchangeOnline.com is located on the world wide web at www.MusiciansExchangeOnline.com and CannibalMusic.com, Inc., is located on the world wide web at www.cannibalmusic.com. Both are online distributors geared towards internet marketing and sales for emerging artists, authors, musicians and computer programmers. Mr. Zimmerman's goal is to broaden the horizons for the undiscovered.
Vice President of Jacaranda Country Club Homeowners' Association, Inc.
Vice President of Jacaranda Country Club Homeowners' Association, Inc. Florida Cyberlaw.Info: Music Law, Entertainment Law, and CyberLaw; Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, Weston, Hollywood, Hallandale, Boca Raton, Miami, Palm Beach County, Dade County, and Broward County, Florida, USA. Additionally, Mr. Zimmerman served as Vice President, Webmaster and lawyer for the Jacaranda Country Club Homeowners' Association, Inc. (2003-2008).


Practice Areas

Music Law
  • Music Industry Litigation
  • Music Industry Counseling
  • Drafting and Negotiating Contracts
    • Music Licensing
    • Music Publishing
    • Distribution
    • Songwriter
    • Merchandising
    • Recording
  • Copyright & Trademark
CyberLaw
  • Website Development Contracts
  • Website Privacy Policies
  • Copyright & Trademark
  • Trademark
  • Domain Name Disputes
  • Web Hosting Contracts
  • Service Provider Agreements
  • Software Development Contracts
  • Site License Agreements
  • Employment Contracts
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Assignments
  • Technology Licensing
  • Escrow Agreements
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  • Web Advertising Contracts
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  • CyberSquatting
  • Internet Attacks & Hacking
  • Unfair Competition
  • Unfair Trade Practices
  • Defamation
  • Uniform Computer Info. Trans. Act
  • Computer Fraud & Abuse Act
  • Uniform Electronic Transactions Act
  • Electronic Signatures Act
Entity Formation
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  • Limited Liability Companies
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  • Joint Ventures
Litigation
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  • Mass Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Defense
Entertainment & Arts Law
  • Counseling
  • Litigation
  • Drafting and Negotiating Contracts
    • Film
    • TV
    • Publishing
    • Modeling
    • Acting
    • Infomercials
    • Production
    • Internet
  • Copyright & Trademark
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Elliot Zimmerman, P.A.

Attorney At Law
Board Certified Intellectual Property Lawyer

Board Certified Intellectual Property Lawyer

1776 N. Pine Island Road, Suite 224
Plantation, Florida 33322
In Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, call (954) 565-6996
In Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Florida, call (561) 989-9990

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CyberLaw.Info (tm): CyberLaw, Internet Law, Entertainment Law, Music Law. Board Certified Intellectual Property Lawyer. Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell. Personal Injury Law, Insurance Law and Litigation. CyberLaw Attorney, Internet Lawyer, Entertainment Lawyer, Music Lawyer, Personal Injury Lawyer, Insurance Lawyer and Litigator Serving Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Weston, Plantation, Hollywood, Hallandale, Pompano Beach, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Palm Beach, Aventura, Miami, and Southeastern Florida (Broward County, Palm Beach County and Dade County) since 1981.


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