Paul Godfread was named a SuperLawyers Rising Star for the third year in a row.
This case is one of the few “John Doe” copyright cases filed in Minnesota recently. In an order dated August 14, 2013, Magistrate Judge Keyes allowed subpoenas to be served on various internet service providers. This case is one of many nationwide that use so called “swarm joinder” to allege that anyone who downloaded theRead more about TCYK v. Does 1-17 – ISP Subpoenas OKed by Court[…]
The phenomenon of filing copyright lawsuits against anonymous “John Doe” internet users has been going on for several years now. While very few of these type of cases have been filed in Minnesota, there seem to have been about a dozen or so cases filed in the past couple of months. There are several differentRead more about Copyright “negligence” in Minnesota[…]
On August 20, the Minnesota Court of Appeals overturned the district court verdict in Moore v. Hoff. This was a strange case but ultimately the question turned on whether the First Amendment protects true statements that cause someone to be fired. We won at trial on the issue of defamation, but the jury returned aRead more about Free Speech Victory in Minnesota[…]