January brought more seizures by ICE and copyright infringement lawsuits by media giants. Here are the top 10 copyright lawyer stories of January 2011:
1. Justin.tv sued for copyright infringement. Copyright gorilla Zuffa, LLC, owner of Ultimate Fighting Championship, has sued video streaming website Justin.tv for failing to adequately implement measures to prohibit users from streaming copyrighted materials over the service. Though the DMCA typically shields service providers like Justin.tv from these types of lawsuits, Zuffa's copyright lawyer argues that Justin.tv does not do enough to prohibit copyright infringement.