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When the music stops: NY Court of Appeals limits meaning of ‘affiliate’

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 24 2015

The New York Court of Appeals recently held in Ellington v. EMI Music, Inc. that the term "affiliates" in a copyright renewal agreement referred only

Standing is a sticking point in Aunt Jemima post-mortem publicity case

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 20 2015

The alleged descendants of Aunt Jemima (a.k.a. Anna Short Harrington) do not have a valid claim to the great syrup fortune of Pepsi and Quaker OATS

Barnes & Noble schools former FIT student in IP suit, as Federal Court finds backpack design not copyrightable

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • December 15 2014

A former student of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) recently suffered a decisive blow in her lawsuit against her alma mater and Barnes &

Who owns Superman? Copyright lawsuit over Superman comics continues

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 12 2012

Litigation is ongoing in California federal courts between the heirs of Joe Shuster, the co-creator of the famous Superman comic book, and DC Comics, the division of Warner Bros. that held the rights to the Superman comics for more than 60 years

It’s all in the jeans: LA Idol Fashion barred from cloning competitors’ designs

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 11 2011

The makers of “Miss Me” and “Rock Revival” brand jeanswear recently secured a preliminary injunction against LA Idol Fashion by persuading a federal judge that the rear-pocket designs on some of LA Idol’s high-end jeans likely infringed upon their rights in their own pocket designs

Capitol Records v. Redigi: District Court finds first sale defense does not apply to re-sale of digital music downloads

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 19 2013

In Capitol Records, LLC v.ReDigi Inc., a case that has been closely watched in digital music and cloud computing circles, a district court in the

Holy smokes Batman! Court finds Batmobile replicas infringe DC Comics’ copyrights

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 13 2013

On February 7, 2013, the US District Court for the Central District of California granted plaintiff DC Comics' motion for summary judgment in part

Ninth Circuit holds actor in minor role owns independent copyright in performance embodied in motion picture: Garcia v. Google

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 3 2014

In a case of first impression, the Ninth Circuit has issued a remarkable decision in which the majority holds that an individual actor's performance

Seventh Circuit case regarding copyright liability for embedding infringing videos brings major industry players to the table as amici

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 1 2012

What started as a copyright litigation between two relatively minor parties has morphed into an appeal before the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit that has seen amici briefs from the likes of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), Google, and Facebook

ASCAP rate court invalidates music publishers’ withdrawal of digital music performing rights from the ASCAP repertory

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 20 2013

On September 17, Judge Denise Cote of the Southern District of New Yorkthe Judge responsible for administering the American Society of