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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


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


Miller v. Facebook, Inc.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • June 9 2010

District court holds that plaintiff adequately pleaded copyright infringement against defendant software publisher and contributory copyright infringement against defendant social networking website Facebook, where the defendant publisher distributed his allegedly infringing software through Facebook, and Facebook failed to remove the software from its website after receiving notice of the infringement


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


Steele, et al. v. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., et al.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • April 29 2009

Plaintiff Samuel Bartley Steele is a songwriter and musician who allegedly wrote a “love anthem” about the Boston Red Sox entitled Man I Really Love This Team (“the Steele Song”) and a “derivative” version of the song entitled Man I Really Love This Town, that removed specific references to the Red Sox (the “Derivative Song”


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


Siegel, et al. v. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., et al.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • August 19 2009

District court holds that plaintiffs, heirs of one of the co-creators of the Superman character, successfully terminated certain prior grants in copyrights and recaptured the rights to several Superman-related works from the 1930s and 40s, including portions of Superman comic books and two weeks’ worth of daily newspaper strips; however, the court ruled that the remaining Superman material at issue in the litigation was created as a work made for hire under the Copyright Act of 1909, and that ownership of such material remains solely with defendants


Montz v. Pilgrim Films & Television, Inc.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • June 9 2010

Ninth Circuit affirms dismissal of plaintiffs’ state law claims for breach of implied contract and breach of confidence on grounds that such claims are preempted by the Copyright Act


Architettura, Inc. v. DBSI Cumberland at Granbury LP, et al.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • September 2 2009

Court holds that the Derivative Works Exception applies to derivative works created by making changes, after termination of a license, to an existing derivative work which was created pursuant to the terms of a license, provided that the post-termination changes do not incorporate the original copyrighted work


Barclays Capital Inc., et al. v. Theflyonthewall.com
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • March 24 2010

After a bench trial, the district court entered judgment in favor of plaintiff financial institutions on their claims of copyright infringement and "hot news misappropriation" against online aggregator of financial information