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Kanye West's "Stronger" did not infringe based upon "fragmented literal similarity"

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 6 2011

Judge Kendall granted defendants' (collectively "Kanye West") Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss plaintiff Vince P's copyright infringement claim

Suit against unidentified defendants was "problematic" with potential for "abuse"

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 20 2011

Judge Shadur dismissed this case without prejudice as to all defendants based upon plaintiff's failure to serve any of the 300 Doe defendants within the required 120 days pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(m

Repeated improper filings may lead to dismissal

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 5 2012

Judge Shadur sua sponte issued an order requiring pro se plaintiff to appear and answer the Court’s questions regarding whether plaintiff’s filings met the Fed. R. Civ. P. 11(b) requirement of objective good faith based upon a series of events in the case including: Plaintiff brought her copyright infringement claims despite an arbitration clause in its publishing agreement with defendant Lulu.com

Another case dismissing hundreds of Doe copyright defendants as improperly joined

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 10 2011

Judge Manning dismissed without prejudice 999 of the 1,000 Doe defendants in this copyright infringement suit accusing unknown individuals of using BitTorrent to download copyrighted material without sufficient permissions

Theft of lyrics not relevant to copyright infringement case

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 15 2012

Judge St. Eve denied a Fed. R. Civ. P. 24 motion to intervene by Romano in this copyright case

Copyright discovery limited to accused works

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 7 2013

Judge Keys granted Plaintiff’s motion to clarify the Court’s order that plaintiff produce documents related to two copyrighted, scientific articles

Doe defendants severed in Bit Torrent case

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 24 2013

Judge Guzman sua sponte severed Does 2-28 and dismissed them without prejudice in this Bit Torrent copyright case. Joinder was not proper pursuant to

Maps, not underlying data, warrant copyright protection

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 18 2011

Judge Pallmeyer granted plaintiff Nielsen's: 1) Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(1) motion to dismiss defendant Truck Ads' declaratory judgment claim for lack of copyright infringement; and 2) Fed. R. Civ. P. 56 motion for summary judgment regarding Truck Ads' copyright misuse counterclaim in this copyright case regarding Nielsen's designated marketing area ("DMA") maps

Prevailing party fees requires actually prevailing

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 23 2012

Judge Norgle awarded defendant Chicago Gridiron its costs pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 68 in this copyright case

Elton John’s “Nikita” does not infringe copyright in song “Natasha”

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 15 2013

Judge St. Eve dismissed plaintiff’s copyright and related state law claims against Elton John, Bernard Taupin and Big Pig Music (collectively