Copyright case: Lang Van, Inc. v. VNG Corp., USA

Author: Matthew Hersh (Wolters Kluwer)
Published: 24.08.2022
The court of appeals reverses the district court for the second time in a case that has been pending since 2014. A Vietnamese company that makes accessible within the United States a website and a downloadable app that enable the exchange of unlicensed music files can be sued in a California federal court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held. The court, reversing the district court for the second time in a case that has not advanced beyond the jurisdictional stage in eight years, found that the lower court erred by considering only the Vietnamese company’s…