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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

Elvis has left the building

  • McDaniel & Park PC
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  • USA
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  • October 28 2011

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has abandoned its long-standing precedent that a presumption of irreparable harm exists in copyright infringement cases, articulated in Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. v. Passport Video, 349 F.3d 622, 627 (9th Cir. 2003), holding that two recent cases of the U.S. Supreme Court have brought an end to the long-standing doctrine

Pearson Education Inc. v. Almgren

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 22 2012

Eighth Circuit affirms bankruptcy court’s order striking textbook publishers’ demand for jury trial on copyright infringement damages, granting minimum statutory damages of $14,250 and denying award of attorney fees

Federal Circuit holds that court must look at all evidence when determining fair market value of copyright license

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
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  • June 26 2012

Plaintiff sculpted a series of nineteen sculptures as part of the Korean War Veterans’ Memorial in Washington, D.C

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

U.S. Court of Appeals ruling protects ISPs from copyright infringement

  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • -
  • USA
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  • April 17 2013

Internet service providers faced with possible copyright infringement lawsuits are cheering a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth

Agence France Presse v. Morel,

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 31 2013

District court, on motion for reconsideration, holds that photographer is entitled to only a single award of statutory damages per infringed work

Who owns software?

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 14 2010

In a very significant decision, the 9th circuit Court of Appeals ruled that software developers can legally prevent customers from owning the copies of software that they pay for

Belair v. MGA entertainment

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • November 23 2011

District court grants summary judgment in favor of defendant, manufacturer of Bratz dolls, finding that no jury could reasonably find that elements of defendant’s dolls were substantially similar to the protectable elements of plaintiff photographer’s copyrighted image

Vernor v. Autodesk, Inc

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 15 2010

The Ninth Circuit, reconciling earlier precedent, held that to determine whether a transferee of software is a licensee (and not an owner), a court must consider whether the copyright owner specifies that a user is granted a license; whether the copyright owner significantly restricts the user’s ability to transfer the software; and whether the copyright owner imposes notable use restrictions