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Henley v. Devore

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 24 2010

Court grants summary judgment on copyright infringement claims by plaintiffs, holders of copyrights in the songs “The Boys of Summer” and “All She Wants to Do Is Dance,” which were the basis for songs used by defendants without authorization in political campaign ads; court grants summary judgment for defendants on plaintiff’s Lanham Act claims

RealNetworks, Inc, et al v DVD Copy Control Association, Inc, et al

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 10 2010

RealNetworks settles with major motion picture studios and DVD CCA over its RealDVD software and agrees to have distribution of its software enjoined

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

Barclays Capital Inc., et al. v. Theflyonthewall.com

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 24 2010

After a bench trial, the district court entered judgment in favor of plaintiff financial institutions on their claims of copyright infringement and "hot news misappropriation" against online aggregator of financial information

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

Bourne Co. v. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., et al

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

In 2007, Bourne Co., the sole owner of the copyright in the well-known song When You Wish Upon a Star, brought a copyright infringement action against defendants including Twentieth Century Fox, the Cartoon Network, and Seth MacFarlane, creator of the popular television show Family Guy

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

Schrock v. Learning Curve International, Inc, et al

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

Seventh Circuit holds that (1) derivative works are not held to a higher level of originality in order to be copyrighted, and (2) so long as the author of the derivative work had permission to create the derivative work, that author did not need separate permission to obtain a copyright registration for the derivative work

Leegin Creative Leather Products, Inc. v. Belts by Nadim, Inc., et al.

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 18 2009

In a copyright infringement suit involving watch and belt designs, a jury verdict, an award of maximum statutory damages, and a new trial, the Ninth Circuit summarily addressed several issues relating to damages

RealNetworks, Inc., et al. v. DVD Copy Control Association, Inc., et al.

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

Court grants DVD CCA and studio defendants’ motion for a preliminary injunction barring RealNetworks, Inc. from manufacturing and distributing its RealDVD software, which allows users to copy, save and play DVD content onto a hard drive; court holds that DVD CCA and studios are likely to succeed on their counter-claims for breach of contract and violation of the anti-circumvention provisions of the DMCA and that the fair use defense is not available for these DMCA claims