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Jules Jordan Video, Inc. v. 144942 Canada Inc
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • August 25 2010

Ninth Circuit holds that adult filmmaker’s right of publicity claim under California state law is preempted by the federal Copyright Act and that the district court erred in entering judgment as a matter of law that plaintiff employee lacked standing to sue for infringement under the “work for hire” doctrine where plaintiff employer and plaintiff employee were one and the same


Sony BMG Music Entertainment v. Tenenbaum
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • July 12 2013

First Circuit affirms judgment in favor of recording companies, holding that statutory damage award of $675,000 for willfully infringing 30


Fox News Network, LLC v. TVeyes, Inc.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • August 31 2015

Fox News Network brought a copyright infringement suit against TVEyes Inc., a company that records virtually all radio and television broadcasts and


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


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


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


Jordan v. Sony BMG Music Entertainment Inc., et al
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • December 16 2009

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals holds that plaintiff was time-barred under the Copyright Act from suing for co-ownership of defendant’s copyright because more than three years had elapsed since defendant registered with the Copyright Office; court also holds that the copyright registration solely in defendant’s name was sufficient to put the plaintiff on constructive notice that defendant claimed sole ownership in the work


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


Rather v. CBS Corporation, et al.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • October 7 2009

New York appellate court orders dismissal of all of Dan Rather’s claims against CBS and Viacom, including breach of contract and fraud, relating to CBS’s removal of Rather as anchor following the broadcast of a program about President Bush’s service in the Texas Air National Guard


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