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Copyright contract proves to be Kryptonite for Superman co-creator

  • King & Wood Mallesons
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  • USA
  • -
  • December 17 2014

Joseph Shuster (artist) and Jerry Siegel (writer) created the legendary comic book character Superman in 1933, and assigned copyright in the work to

Full Ninth Circuit considers Garcia v. Google

  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
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  • USA
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  • December 16 2014

On Monday, December 15, 2014, the Ninth Circuit en banc heard oral argument in Garcia v. Google, Inc., 766 F3d 929 (9th Cir. 2014), amending 743 F.3d

Not licensed to Ill: why your corporate marketing employees need training on IP licensing

  • Gordon & Rees LLP
  • -
  • USA
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  • December 15 2014

The case, Beastie Boys et al v. Monster Energy Co, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, No. 12-06065 addressed the circumstances under

Settlements and procedural wrangling

  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
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  • USA
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  • December 3 2014

Back in October, we surveyed some developments in lawsuits over public art and protection available under copyright law in graffiti art. There has

Music publishers bring contributory copyright claims against ISP for infringing activities of subscribers

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • December 2 2014

In a novel lawsuit that tests the bounds of service provider liability, two music publishers brought suit against an ISP for contributory copyright

Aereo files for Chapter 11 protection

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 26 2014

Five months after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against its method of streaming live television Broadcasts online to individual subscribers, Aereo

Summary judgment for the song of the summer: the court takes a hard line against Blurred Lines

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 25 2014

On Oct. 30, 2014, a judge from the Central District of California denied the motion for summary judgment by Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and

The transformative nature of the fair use doctrine: the on-going debate

  • Nossaman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 17 2014

While the 7th Circuit, in Kienitz v. Sconnie Nation LLC, 766 F.3d 756 (2014), affirmed a finding of fair use, the court’s analysis expresses

New York court finds public performance right in pre-1972 sound recordings how will this affect businesses that use music?

  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • -
  • USA
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  • November 17 2014

On Friday, the US District Court in the Southern District of NY found that there is a public performance right in pre-1972 sound recordings in that

Motion for summary judgment denied in “Blurred Lines” copyright infringement suit

  • Fish & Richardson PC
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  • USA
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  • November 14 2014

In August 2013, Pharrell Williams ("Pharrell"), Robin Thicke, and Clifford Harris, Jr. (known by his stage name, "T.I.") filed a complaint for