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Can you copyright your legal brief? District court says “yes,” and finds infringement
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • USA
  • September 29 2016

Under deadline pressure to produce a brief? You’ve found one online in a public database that fits your case to a T? If you’ve always thought that you

Iron Man Composer Battles Tech Giant Sony and Ghostface Killah
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • September 28 2016

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled in favor of the composer of the 1960s Iron Man theme song, finding material facts in dispute as

Star Athletica, LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc. and the Challenge of Copyright Protection for Garment Design
  • K&L Gates
  • USA
  • September 27 2016

Under the U.S. Copyright Act, a “useful article” such as a chair, a dress, or a uniform may obtain copyright protection, but only for elements that

Case Makes Clear DMCA Safe Harbor Requires Real Work to Claim
  • FisherBroyles
  • USA
  • September 26 2016

In a recent case, a Virginia federal District Judge increased the burden for internet service providers with users illegally sharing digital songs or

Sisyphus Touring Inc. v. TMZ Productions Inc.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • September 23 2016

District court dismisses copyright infringement suit brought by actor and musician Jared Leto against TMZ.com for posting video of him criticizing

Sims PlumbBob flash drive may be copyrightable
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • September 21 2016

On September 6 2016 the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Direct Technologies v Electronic Arts partially reversed a trial court's

Copyright Claim against Beyoncé Gets Bounced in Scène à faire Tour de Force
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • September 20 2016

R&B sensation Beyoncé can go back to promoting her album Lemonade now that a federal court held that a copyright claim against her was nothing but a

“The Man Who Brought the Beatles to America” is Bringing Them Backto a U.S. District Court
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • September 16 2016

Sid Bernstein was a legendary promoter and producer of iconic rock-and-roll performers including the Rolling Stones, the Moody Blues and, of course

U.S. v. Broadcast Music Inc.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • September 16 2016

District court overrules DOJ’s interpretation of 75-year-old music industry Consent Decree, finding it neither bars issuance of fractional licenses

The Importance of Discipline In Branding: An Interesting, Unlikely Case Study Courtesy of Fletcher V. Doig
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada, Global, USA
  • September 15 2016

As the owners of international brands know well, vigilance is critical to sustaining and enhancing global identity, exclusivity, differentiation and