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Summary Judgment Upheld In Avatar Creators’ Favor After California Appellate Court Determines That Film Is Not Substantially Similar To Plaintiff’s Sci-Fi Work
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • May 3 2016

James Cameron's 2009 box-office hit Avatar is the subject of a California idea submission lawsuit that was decided in Cameron's favor both at the


Section 111 Compulsory License for Internet Streaming Still Up in the Air
  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • USA
  • April 28 2016

The fallout from the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc. remains unsettled almost two years after


Google Books project gets green light
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • April 27 2016

On April 18 2016 the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal in Authors Guild v Google, thus leaving in place a lower court ruling that Google did


R.I.P. Prince
  • Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP
  • USA
  • April 22 2016

I commented today to a friend of mine (who hosts a radio show) that the death of Prince seems to be a bigger deal on social media than the death


Copyright Act Takes Priority Over Right of Publicity Claims
  • Offit Kurman
  • USA
  • April 21 2016

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit recently rejected an appeal of three former NFL players, who claimed the NFL’s use of their likeness


Illegality doesn’t negate copyright protection
  • Thompson Coburn LLP
  • USA
  • April 21 2016

Is graffiti illegal vandalism or protected art? It could be both. Take the case of Joseph Tierney, known in the world of graffiti by the pseudonym


Has Jeff Koons learned to play fair with copyright works?
  • Thompson Coburn LLP
  • USA
  • April 21 2016

On December 15, 2015, Jeff Koons, an iconic U.S. pop artist, was presented with an all-too-familiar allegation that his art infringed the copyright


One for the history books
  • Paris Smith LLP
  • USA
  • April 20 2016

Yesterday, Google's prolonged legal battle with American organisation the Authors Guild came to an end with the US Supreme Court refusing to revisit


Foundation for the Lost Boys and Girls of Sudan v. Alcon Entertainment (N.D. Georgia, March 23, 2016)
  • Lane Powell PC
  • USA
  • April 18 2016

Rarely does one think of copyright issues surrounding how research is conducted for feature films that are based on real life events, but 54 Sudanese


Class Action Suit Challenges Copyright for “We Shall Overcome”
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • April 18 2016

Last week, the We Shall Overcome Foundation filed a complaint on behalf of a purported class challenging the copyright of "We Shall Overcome," the