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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

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

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

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

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

Maverick Recording Co., et al. v. Harper

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 3 2010

Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court’s decision granting summary judgment to plaintiff record companies for copyright infringement, based on defendant individual’s sharing of digital audio files, but reversed the lower court’s determination that the defendant was an “innocent infringer.”

MDY Industries, LLC v. Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. et al.

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

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (Blizzard) is the creator and operator of the popular online computer game World of Warcraft (WoW

Vent v. Mars Snackfood U.S., LLC

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 4 2009

In a summary order, the Second Circuit affirms the district court’s dismissal of plaintiff’s idea misappropriation claim under New Jersey law against Mars relating to an idea to promote M&M candies; the court holds that plaintiff did not convey her idea in confidence

Jordan v. Sony BMG Music Entertainment Inc., et al

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 16 2009

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals holds that plaintiff was time-barred under the Copyright Act from suing for co-ownership of defendant’s copyright because more than three years had elapsed since defendant registered with the Copyright Office; court also holds that the copyright registration solely in defendant’s name was sufficient to put the plaintiff on constructive notice that defendant claimed sole ownership in the work