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7th Circuit affirms early dismissal based on fair use in South Park parody case

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 14 2012

A “South Park” parody of a popular viral video was such an obvious fair use that a judge was correct to promptly dismiss a copyright infringement claim against the show without putting its creators through burdensome discovery, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled

DISH Network, LIN settle carriage dispute, as bankruptcy court approves DISH bid for DBSD

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 18 2011

There was good news on two fronts this week for direct broadcast satellite (DBS) operator DISH Network

Electronic Artists Inc. sued over its unauthorized use of trademarked military helicopters in Battlefield 3 video game

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 19 2012

Electronic Artists Inc. (EA) produces and distributes the popular Battlefield 3 video game, which is set in a fictional nuclear war in 2014 at the IraqIran border

NFL ruling could apply beyond sports

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 18 2010

On January 13 2009 the Supreme Court heard oral argument in American Needle Inc v National Football League, a case likely to have a profound effect on the application of Section 1 of the Sherman Act to commercial joint ventures

Damages issues again thwart the bulk of plaintiffs’ claims in the PlayStation Network data breach class action

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • January 23 2014

In the latest chapter in the Sony PlayStation Network ("PSN") data breach saga, a decision that issued on January 21, 2014 permanently dismissed all

Junk fax exemptions

  • Archer Norris
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 3 2010

A self-styled "business-to-business media company" that publishes trade magazines and sponsors industry-specific trade shows sent a fax advertising a trade show to a civil engineering and design firm

Court grants summary judgment for franchisor on claim that content of advertising campaign breached implied covenant

  • Gray Plant Mooty
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 12 2012

In Hardee's Food Systems, Inc. v. Hallbeck, No. 4:09CV0064 AGF (E.D. Mo. Feb.28, 2012), the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri granted summary judgment to Hardee's on a claim that its decision to produce purportedly "lewd" television advertisements constituted an abuse of its discretion in overseeing the Hardee's Advertising Fund

Rosenfeld, et al. v. Twentieth Century Fox Film, et al.

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 4 2009

On an initial motion to dismiss (which it converted to a motion for summary judgment), the court dismissed plaintiffs’ copyright and trademark claims with prejudice, holding, with respect to the copyright claim, that Twentieth Century Fox’s motion picture Robots did not infringe Hans Rosenfeld’s copyright in a live action show called Tools because the two works have substantially different plots, themes, and sequences of events

The Sheldon Abend Revocable Trust v. Spielberg

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 29 2010

Court grants the producers of the motion picture Disturbia summary judgment in a copyright infringement action brought by the owner of the copyright to Rear Window, the short story made into an Alfred Hitchcock film, finding that the common elements between the two works are not protectible

The perils of Facebook: social media and Fourth Amendment privacy expectations

  • Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 29 2012

Social media continues to present the courts with an array of legal questions, including discoverability, authentication, and privacy protections