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Flo and Eddie NY Suit on Pre-1972 Sound Recordings Ordered Dismissed By Court of Appeals - No Issues with Copies Made in the Transmission Process
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • February 17 2017

This week, the US Court of Appeals essentially ended Flo and Eddie's New York case against Sirius XM where it tried to establish a public performance


2016 Copyright Year in Review
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada, United Kingdom, USA
  • February 14 2017

Below are our selections of the most interesting developments in Canadian Copyright Law in 2016 from documentaries, toys, building plans, surveys


Is There Copyright Infringement in Whoville?
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • February 14 2017

The name “Cindy-Lou Who” likely invokes thoughts of the holiday season and Dr. Seuss’s beloved How the Grinch Stole Christmas (“Grinch”), which


Paul McCartney chants ‘Get Back’ again - The Future of Copyright Termination
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • February 9 2017

The US Copyright Act of 1976 allows artists, writers, and musicians to “get back” grants of copyrights that had been previously licensed or assigned


Apple Ad out of Tune With Publicity Rights, Says New Suit
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • February 9 2017

A new lawsuit accuses Apple of violating the publicity rights of a singer who says an iPhone ad illegally samples his voice. Jerome Lawson, the lead


Paul McCartney wil auteursrechten op Beatles-songs terug
  • Novagraaf
  • Netherlands, USA
  • February 3 2017

Oud-Beatle Paul McCartney sleept de platenmaatschappij SonyATV voor de Amerikaanse rechter. De popster eist de auteursrechten terug op de nummers van


McCartney battles to reclaim copyright in Beatles' songs
  • Shoosmiths LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • January 27 2017

On 18th January 2017, Sir Paul McCartney filed a claim in the US against SonyATV Music Publishing LLC ('Sony') for a declaratory judgement. If


Perfect 10, Inc. v. Giganews, Inc.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • January 23 2017

Ninth Circuit affirms ruling that owners and operators of Usenet servers are not directly or secondarily liable for infringing copyrights in Perfect


Paul McCartney Seeks to Reclaim Rights to Beatles Songs Under the Copyright Act
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • January 19 2017

Sir Paul McCartney aims to reclaim his rights to popular Beatles songs in a complaint filed yesterday. The complaint seeks a declaratory judgment


Ceci n’est pas une Prince: Richard Prince Appropriates and Repurposes Himself
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • January 18 2017

Richard Prince, the (in)famous appropriation artistand not an infrequent subject of this blogis once again in the news. This time, it’s not because