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Linda J. Steinman

Linda J. Steinman

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

New York, NY, USA


Linda Steinman has more than 25 years of litigation and counseling experience in media and intellectual property law, and First Amendment law.  She represents a wide range of clients in media and the arts, including book publishers, television production companies, networks and new media, including in various different types of copyright matters.

Sample Copyright Experience In Complex “Transformative Use” Cases   

Authors Guild v. Google, Inc.
Submitted amicus curiae briefs on behalf of The Copyright Alliance in the Second Circuit and in support of Petition for Certiorari, addressing proper transformative use analysis for copyright infringement case based on mass digitization of books. 

Fox v. TV Eyes
Submitted amicus curiae briefs in Second Circuit and district court on behalf of several television networks in copyright infringement case against aggregator of television clips.

Associated Press v. Meltwater U.S. Holdings, Inc., et al.
Represented The Associated Press in a copyright infringement action against Meltwater News, leading subscription-based electronic media monitoring service that provides daily excerpts from news articles to its subscribers. In  precedent setting decision, Southern District of New York granted AP’s motion for summary judgment on its copyright claim and rejected Meltwater’s fair use defense, which was premised on its argument that it acted as a search engine. 

Association of American University Presses
Regular outside counsel to trade association for university and scholarly presses, including submission of amicus briefs in Cambridge University Press v. Patton (case against Georgia State University involving e-reserves) and as class member in Google Books litigation.

Other clients: Counselling advice to Getty Images, the Newspaper Association of America, and The New York Times on complex copyright issues. 

Named one of the “Best Lawyers in America” in Copyright Law by Best Lawyers, 2017.

Linda J. Steinman is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Is “Transformative Fair Use” Being Transformed? (January 2018) - Advanced Copyright Law 2018: Current Issues, Thursday, March 15, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Is “Transformative Fair Use” Being Transformed? - Advanced Copyright Law 2018: Current Issues, Friday, March 16, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Is “Transformative Fair Use” Being Transformed? - Is “Transformative Fair Use” Being Transformed?, Friday, March 16, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Is “Transformative Fair Use” Being Transformed? - Is “Transformative Fair Use” Being Transformed?, Friday, March 16, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Is “Transformative Fair Use” Being Transformed? - Is “Transformative Fair Use” Being Transformed?, Friday, March 16, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Advanced Copyright Law 2018: Current Issues, Thursday, March 22, 2018, New York, NY
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