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Estate of James Oscar Smith v. Cash Money Records, Inc.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • May 30 2017

District court holds hip-hop artist Drake’s use of 35 seconds of jazz artist’s spoken-word track is protected fair use because wording was changed


Mathew v. The Walt Disney Co.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • May 2 2017

Author Royce Mathew sued The Walt Disney Co. and related entities and individuals in Florida, claiming that the studio’s “Pirates of the Caribbean”


Federal Communications Commission v. Fox Television Stations, Inc
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • June 28 2012

U.S. Supreme Court finds FCC's indecency rulings regarding isolated utterances of profanity and brief depictions of female anatomy to be unconstitutionally vague and a violation of due process


Tresona Multimedia, LLC v. Burbank High School Vocal Music Association
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • December 22 2016

District court holds that director of school show choir that inspired TV series "Glee" is


Tetris Holding, LLC v. XIO Interactive, Inc
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • June 6 2012

District court grants summary judgment in favor of plaintiffs and denies summary judgment to defendant on copyright infringement claim, finding as a matter of law that defendant did not merely copy rules and functionality of video game Tetris, but copied game’s entire “look and feel” and that elements of defendant’s game Mino were substantially similar to protectible elements of plaintiff’s game


Agence France Presse v. Morel
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • France, USA
  • August 18 2014

District court upholds jury's award of maximum statutory copyright damages of $1.2 million, plus $20,000 in DMCA damages, finding sufficient evidence


Horizon Comics Productions, Inc. v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • March 27 2017

District court grants in part and denies in part Marvel’s motion to dismiss copyright infringement claims alleging similarities between Marvel’s Iron


Mandeville-Anthony v. The Walt Disney Company
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • July 25 2012

Ninth Circuit affirms district court’s grant of judgment on the pleadings in favor of defendants on copyright infringement claims finding, as a matter of law, no substantial similarity between protected elements of plaintiff’s works and the defendants’ “CARS” movies, and that plaintiff’s claim for breach of an implied contract was time-barred under California’s two-year statute of limitations


UMG Recordings, Inc. v. Augusto
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2011

In a copyright infringement action, the Ninth Circuit holds that (1) UMG’s shipment of promotional compact discs (“CDs”) constituted a “sale” within the meaning of the “first sale” doctrine, and (2) the defendant’s subsequent sale of those CDs “was therefore permissible without UMG’s authorization.”


In re Hulu privacy litigation
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • April 6 2015

District court rejects Video Privacy Protection Act claim against video streaming provider Hulu, finding insufficient evidence that Hulu knowingly