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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

Crossfit legal muscle no match for the “CrossFit Mama”

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 25 2014

According to a recent ruling in the US District Court for the Northern District of California, CrossFit may have violated the Digital Millennium

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

“I scream, you scream, we all scream foristream!” Aereo online video streaming case heads to Supreme Court

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 23 2014

Agreeing to decide a case involving one of the most contentious and unresolved issues in copyright law, the Supreme Court recently announced that it

Who owns Superman? Copyright lawsuit over Superman comics continues

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • 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

Russia’s new anti-piracy law goes into effect August 1, 2013

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • Russia, USA
  • -
  • July 31 2013

Following years of pressure from the United States and entertainment companies, Russia has recently passed new legislation aimed at cracking down on

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

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

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

Decision against NBC Universal for use of pitched television show concept without compensationcredit being appealed to Supreme Court

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 10 2011

Major players in the entertainment industry should be aware of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit’s recent decision in Montz v. Pilgrim Films & Television, Inc., 649 F.3d 975 (9th Cir. 2011), a case regarding a pitch for a television show concept