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Bridgeport Music, Inc, et al v UMG Recordings, Inc, et al

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 11 2009

Sixth Circuit affirms a jury verdict which found defendants willfully infringed plaintiff’s musical composition copyright; court rejects defendants’ argument that district court erred in jury instructions about substantial similarity, fair use and willful infringement

Dunn v. DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 10 2013

California Court of Appeal affirms judgment in favor of defendant DreamWorks Animation on plaintiff’s breach of implied-in-fact contract claim

Warren Publishing Co., et al. v. Spurlock

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 12 2009

District court grants summary judgment holding that defendant’s reproduction of several graphic works, originally used as monster magazine covers by plaintiff, in a book retrospective of an artist’s career is a fair use based on finding that defendant’s use is transformative because the purpose of a retrospective of an artist’s work has a different purpose than magazine covers that are intended to sell copies of the magazine

Ladd v. Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 2 2010

The California Court of Appeal holds that Warner Bros breached the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing owed to plaintiff, Alan Ladd Jr, a profit participant in several movies, when it allocated the same share of licensing fees to every movie in packages of films regardless of each movie's value

Janky v. Lake County Convention and Visitors Bureau

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 12 2009

The Seventh Circuit finds that a song was a joint work, as a matter of law, where a songwriter’s fellow band member recommended changes which accounted for ten percent of the copyrighted song’s lyrical content and was listed as a co-author on the copyright registration

Capitol Records, Inc., et al. v. Alaujan, et al.

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 24 2009

In this copyright infringement action brought against several defendants for allegedly downloading sound recordings using a peer-to-peer network, one defendant filed a motion to dismiss in which he asserted that the statutory damages available to private parties under the Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 504(c) which range from $750 to $150,000 per infringement are so excessive and punitive in nature that they essentially convert his case into a criminal proceeding and violate his right to due process

Live Face on Web, LLC v. Howard Stern Productions, Inc., et al

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 25 2009

The district court denied defendant Howard Stern Productions’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s vicarious copyright infringement claim, but granted defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s contributory infringement and state law unjust enrichment and conspiracy claims

Siegel, et al. v. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., et al.

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 19 2009

District court holds that plaintiffs, heirs of one of the co-creators of the Superman character, successfully terminated certain prior grants in copyrights and recaptured the rights to several Superman-related works from the 1930s and 40s, including portions of Superman comic books and two weeks’ worth of daily newspaper strips; however, the court ruled that the remaining Superman material at issue in the litigation was created as a work made for hire under the Copyright Act of 1909, and that ownership of such material remains solely with defendants

The Weinstein Company v. Smokewood Entertainment Group, LLC

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 7 2009

In a breach of contract action, the district court grants defendant producer’s motion to dismiss claims by The Weinstein Company, holding that parties’ oral negotiations for licensing and distribution rights to the motion picture Push, allegedly confirmed by an email exchange, do not constitute a writing that satisfies Section 204 of the Copyright Act

Arista Records LLC, et al. v. Lime Group LLC, et al

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 19 2010

In copyright infringement action against distributors of peer-to-peer file sharing program, court grants plaintiff record companies' motion for summary judgment on their claims of inducement to infringe, common law copyright infringement, and unfair competition