Published on:

NPR reports: “Record Label Picks Copyright Fight — With The Wrong Guy”

 

NPR reports:

An Australian record label may have picked a fight with the wrong guy. The label sent a standard takedown notice threatening to sue after YouTube computers spotted its music in a video. It turns out that video was posted by one of the most famous copyright attorneys in the world, and Lawrence Lessig is suing back. … Lessig is suing Liberation Music because he wants labels to stop relying on automated systems to send out takedown notices, he says.


Our Chicago First Amendment and free speech lawyers concentrate in this area of the law and in protecting consumers from frivolous libel and defamation suits that try to take away their First Amendment rights. We have defended or prosecuted a number of defamation and libel cases including cases representing a high profile athlete against a well known radio shock jock, a consumer sued by a large car dealer in federal court for negative internet reviews and videos, one of Loyola University’s largest contributors when the head basketball coach sued him for libel after he was fired, and a lawyer who was falsely accused of committing fraud with the false allegation published to the Dean of the University of Illinois School of Law where the lawyer attended law school and the President of the University of Illinois.

Our Chicago defamation lawyers defend individuals’ First Amendment and free speech rights to post on Facebook, Yelp and other websites information that criticizes businesses and addresses matters of public concern. Our Chicago Cybersquatting attorneys also represent and prosecute claims on behalf of businesses throughout the Chicago area including in Evanston and Burr Ridge, who have been unfairly and falsely criticized by consumers and competitors in defamatory publications in the online and off line media. We have successfully represented businesses who have been the victim of competitors setting up false rating sites and pretend consumer rating sites that are simply forums to falsely bash our business clients. We have also represented and defended consumers First Amendment and free speech rights to criticize businesses who are guilty of consumer fraud and false advertising.

Super Lawyers named Chicago and Oak Brook business trial attorneys Peter Lubin and Vincent DiTommaso Super Lawyers in the Categories of Class Action, Business Litigation and Consumer Rights Litigation. DiTommaso-Lubin’s Oak Brook and Chicago business trial lawyers have over a quarter of century of experience in litigating complex class action, consumer rights and business and commercial litigation disputes. We handle emergency business law suits involving injunctions, and TROS, defamation, libel and covenant not to compete, franchise, distributor and dealer wrongful termination and trade secret lawsuits and many different kinds of business disputes involving shareholders, partnerships, closely held businesses and employee breaches of fiduciary duty. We also assist businesses and business owners who are victims of fraud or defamatory attacks on their business and reputations.

.sl_badge_150 {width:150px;text-align:center;background-color:rgb(255,255,255);font-family:arial;font-size:12px;border:1px solid rgb(191,191,191); border-bottom:4px solid rgb(86,131,154);line-height:1.5;}
.sl_badge_150 .profile {padding:2px;}
.sl_badge_150 a {color:rgb(131,7,30);text-decoration:none;}
.sl_badge_150 a:hover {text-decoration:underline;}
.sl_badge_150 .online{width:100%;text-align:center;font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-style:italic;font-weight:bold;font-size:12px;color:rgb(148,0,37);}
.sl_badge_150 .visit { text-align:center; font-size:12px; }

.sl_badge_150 {width:150px;text-align:center;background-color:rgb(255,255,255);font-family:arial;font-size:12px;border:1px solid rgb(191,191,191); border-bottom:4px solid rgb(86,131,154);line-height:1.5;}
.sl_badge_150 .profile {padding:2px;}
.sl_badge_150 a {color:rgb(131,7,30);text-decoration:none;}
.sl_badge_150 a:hover {text-decoration:underline;}
.sl_badge_150 .online{width:100%;text-align:center;font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-style:italic;font-weight:bold;font-size:12px;color:rgb(148,0,37);}
.sl_badge_150 .visit { text-align:center; font-size:12px; }

DiTommaso-Lubin’s Lisle and Elmhurst litigation attorneys have more than two and half decades of experience helping business clients unravel the complexities of Illinois and out-of-state business laws. Our Chicago business, commercial, class-action and consumer litigation lawyers represent individuals, family businesses and enterprises of all sizes in a variety of legal disputes, including disputes among partners and shareholders as well as lawsuits between businesses and and consumer rights, auto fraud, and wage claim individual and class action cases. In every case, our goal is to resolve disputes as quickly and successfully as possible, helping business clients protect their investments and get back to business as usual. From offices in Oak Brook, near Aurora and Orland Park, we serve clients throughout Illinois and the Midwest.

If you are the victim of a defamatory attack on your business or a consumer who has been sued to stop you from posting criticism of a business on line at Yelp or anywhere else, contact one of our Oak Brook and Chicago defamation lawyers for a free consultation at (877) 990-4990 or online by filling out our contact us form.