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MDY Industries, LLC v. Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. et al.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • February 11 2009

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (Blizzard) is the creator and operator of the popular online computer game World of Warcraft (WoW


Reed Elsevier, Inc, et al v Muchnick, et al
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • March 10 2010

U.S. Supreme Court reverses Second Circuit to hold that Section 411(a) of the Copyright Act, which requires a copyright owner to obtain copyright registration before filing an action for infringement, is a precondition for filing a copyright infringement claim but does not restrict a federal court’s subject matter jurisdiction to hear claims involving unregistered copyrights


Cohen v. G&M Realty L.P.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • November 27 2013

In matter of first impression, district court denies preliminary injunction under federal Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA) to graffiti artists


Gilbert v. New Line Productions, Inc., et al.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • December 9 2009

Court grants defendants’ motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim in copyright infringement action brought by author of screenplay about a controlling mother in law against producers of the movie Monster in Law because there is no substantial similarity between the works; court also rejects plaintiff’s argument that the court should compare defendants’ movie to plaintiff’s unregistered version of the screenplay under the “relating back” doctrine


Doody v. Penguin Group (USA) Inc., et al.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • December 2 2009

In 2003, plaintiff Louis Doody authored Gold of the Khan, a novel about a history professor, Marya Bradwell, who searches for and finds Marco Polo’s lost treasure hidden in Croatia and falls in love along the way


Bridgeport Music, Inc, et al v UMG Recordings, Inc, et al
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • November 11 2009

Sixth Circuit affirms a jury verdict which found defendants willfully infringed plaintiff’s musical composition copyright; court rejects defendants’ argument that district court erred in jury instructions about substantial similarity, fair use and willful infringement


New Form, Inc. v. Tekila Films, Inc., et al.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • November 18 2009

Ninth Circuit affirms jury award of statutory damages for $1,312,500 for willful copyright infringement, rejecting defendants’ argument that statutory damages should be measured in relation to the fair market value of the infringed works


Viacom International Inc. v. YouTube, Inc
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • June 24 2010

Court grants summary judgment for YouTube and Google in copyright infringement action for large amount of copyrighted material on website, holding that defendants are entitled to the DMCA 512(c) safe harbor because they had insufficient notice of the particular infringements


Ladd v. Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • June 2 2010

The California Court of Appeal holds that Warner Bros breached the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing owed to plaintiff, Alan Ladd Jr, a profit participant in several movies, when it allocated the same share of licensing fees to every movie in packages of films regardless of each movie's value


Tri-Marketing, Inc. v. Mainstream Marketing Services, Inc., et al
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • May 27 2009

District court holds that plaintiff, who applied for copyright registration but did not receive certificate of registration before filing copyright infringement action, can proceed and denies defendant’s motion to dismiss