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Right of publicity v. copyright
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • September 30 2010

Reversing a district court’s ruling on a motion for judgment as a matter of law on preemption and standing, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit found that an adult film star had standing to assert copyright claims but his right of publicity claim was preempted by federal copyright law


Preemption of state-law tort claims by the Copyright Act
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • May 28 2015

Addressing the issue of the preemption of state-law claims by the Copyright Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit upheld the district


Is the comic book character copyright infringement saga finally over?
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • January 29 2015

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit affirmed the district court’s dismissal of a copyright infringement complaint by an entity that has


The complications of copyrighted images in the Yellow Pages
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • September 30 2015

Reviewing a spectrum of copyright-Related Issues following the conclusion of a jury trial, the U.S. Court of the Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit


Ray Charles Foundation can challenge heirs’ attempt to reclaim copyrights
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • September 30 2015

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a district court’s dismissal of a suit brought by the sole beneficiary of the Ray Charles


Judge Posner orders Sherlock Holmes estate to pay attorneys’ fees for “form of extortion”
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • October 1 2014

In another scathing opinion against the Sherlock Holmes estate, Judge Richard A. Posner ordered the estate to pay attorneys’ fees for bringing


Release of earnings call audio recording qualifies as fair use news reporting
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • February 28 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has concluded that when a copyrighted work itself is considered to be news, dissemination of that


Next time, buy the CDs
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • July 31 2013

Following the lead of other courts addressing statutory penalties for illegal music downloading, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit


Google Books is fair use and provides “significant public benefits”
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • December 31 2013

Since 2004, the Google Books project has scanned over 20 million books and has provided digital copies of the books to participating libraries while


It’s the words, not the ideas, that are copyrightable
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • August 29 2013

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit dismissed a lawsuit claiming that Elton John and his songwriter partner Bernie Taupin had