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Bit Torrent default judgment gets $750movie
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2015

Judge Dow granted plaintiff Malibu Media’s motion for default judgment in this copyright case regarding pornographic movies. Malibu Media

I didn’t say that the ability of actors to control their performances under Canadian copyright law
  • Dentons
  • Canada, USA
  • May 19 2015

When the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its 2014 opinion in Garcia v Google(the original order and opinion is here; the amended

Order restoredcopyright claim to individual performance in “Innocence of Muslims” fails
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • May 19 2015

The full en banc panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed the earlier three-judge panel decision concerning a claimed copyright in

Ninth Circuit reverses takedown of controversial trailer from YouTube
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • May 19 2015

After an en banc review, the Ninth Circuit reversed a preliminary injunction against YouTube requiring the takedown of the controversial trailer of

Garcia v. Google: Ninth Circuit en banc denies actor’s copyright claim in her performance
  • Nossaman LLP
  • USA
  • May 19 2015

This blog previously discussed the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals opinion in Garcia v. Google, Inc., (9thCir. 2014) 766 F.3d 929, reversing a

Actor did not have copyright interest in Mohammed film, Ninth Circuit rules
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • May 18 2015

The Ninth Circuit today held en banc that an actor in a movie does not have a copyright interest in his or her performance. In February 2014, a

Full 9th Circuit nixes controversial copyright decision
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2015

On Monday, May 18, 2015, the Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc, overturned a highly-controversial opinion in Garcia v. Google, Inc., in which a

BMI wins summary judgment of copyright infringement after restaurant owner fails to respond to Requests for Admission
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 15 2015

Plaintiff Broadcast Music, Inc. ("BMI"), a music rights management organization that offers licenses to a massive catalogue of popular songs on

Warner Bros. says copyright enforcement protected by First Amendment
  • Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl LLC
  • USA
  • May 13 2015

Facing allegations of abusive enforcement of its copyrights, Warner Bros. contends that its tactics are protected by the First Amendment to the US

Ninth Circuit draws fine line around fine art resale royalties
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • May 12 2015

In a partial victory for artists such as Chuck Close and the Sam Francis Foundationand for other visual artists who sold early works for rent money