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Sharon A. O'Shaughnessy

soshaughnessy@mmlawus.com
C: (917) 538-9223
1185 Avenue of the Americas
21st Floor
New York, NY 10036
T: (212) 880-3990
F: (212) 880-3998
Practice Areas
Education
  • J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, 2012
  • M.A., New York University, 2004
  • B.S., magna cum laude, New York University, 2003
Admissions
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

 

Publications

  • In The Swatch Group Management Services Ltd. v. Bloomberg L.P., 12-2412-cv (2d Cir. Jan. 27, 2014), a Second Circuit panel unanimously decided that Bloomberg L.P. (Bloomberg), the prominent financial news and data reporting service, did not infringe on The Swatch Group Management Services Ltd's (Swatch) copyright in an invitation-only recorded Swatch earnings call, by obtaining a copy of the recording without authorization and making it available to Bloomberg's paying subscribers. Despite the failure of Bloomberg to manifestly transform the recording in any way before publication, the Second Circuit nonetheless held that Bloomberg's use of the recording qualified as fair use under Section 107 of the Copyright Act. The court emphasized that American investors and analysts are entitled to receive newsworthy financial information and that Bloomberg's conduct is protected by the First Amendment.