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USA: Ninth Circuit rejects EA’s “incidental use” defense in Madden-related right of publicity suit
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2015

On January 6, 2015, the Ninth Circuit decided that Electronic Arts Inc.'s ("EA") unauthorized use of former NFL players' likeness as avatars in the


Bankruptcy Court “right-swipes” debtor’s property interest in its social media accounts
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • USA
  • April 21 2015

It's nothing new in 2015 to say that social media has become a valuable part of any company's marketing and public relations strategy. Companies now


The final chapter on Aereo’s Chapter 11
  • Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC
  • USA
  • March 24 2015

On June 25, 2014, the United States Supreme Court ruled that cloud-based television-streaming service, Aereo, violated U.S. Copyright Law and its


Oakland A’s may not move, Ninth Circuit says
  • Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2015

After the Ninth Circuit's decision on January 15, 2015, Major League Baseball maintains its exemption from the antitrust laws. Since the Supreme


Dish Network to pay $2m over deceptive pricing
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • January 23 2015

Dish Network must pay the Colorado Attorney General $2 million over what the state authority said were misrepresentations about the company's pricing


Two decisions clarifying the processing of FCC applications for new commercial and noncommercial broadcast stations auction applications and reasonable assurance of transmitter site availability
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2015

Last week, there were two decisions that clarified FCC processing policies for new broadcast stations one dealing with applications for commercial


Federal court grants partial summary judgment to government in an action against Dish Network alleging telemarketing violations
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • USA
  • January 23 2015

On January 21, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission announced that the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois granted partial summary


Court says Three’s Company play is a fair use parody
  • Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl LLC
  • USA
  • April 24 2015

A New York federal judge ruled that an off-Broadway play based on the TV series Three's Company was protected by the fair-use doctrine as a parody and


Morawski v. Lightstorm Entertainment, Inc.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • April 20 2015

Ninth Circuit panel summarily affirms award of summary judgment in favor of James Cameron and Lightstorm Entertainment, rejecting plaintiff's claims


Recent decisions narrow scope of liability under Video Privacy Protection Act
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • April 27 2015

Two significant decisions under the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) in recent weeks have provided new defenses to companies alleged to have run