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When the music stops: NY Court of Appeals limits meaning of ‘affiliate’
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • March 24 2015

The New York Court of Appeals recently held in Ellington v. EMI Music, Inc. that the term "affiliates" in a copyright renewal agreement referred only


Barnes & Noble schools former FIT student in IP suit, as Federal Court finds backpack design not copyrightable
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • December 15 2014

A former student of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) recently suffered a decisive blow in her lawsuit against her alma mater and Barnes &


Weighing-in on copyright infringement: NBC wins summary judgment in The Biggest Loser copyright infringement suit
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • March 1 2011

On February 22, 2011, Judge Alvin Hellerstein of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York threw out a copyright infringement suit regarding NBC's popular reality series The Biggest Loser


Failure to act in universal furniture case results in store owner facing personal liability for copyright infringement
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • September 4 2013

The Fourth Circuit recently held that the co-owner of a furniture store is personally liable for various copyright infringement claims committed by


eBay reseller denied protections of first sale doctrine
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2012

The US District Court for the Northern District of California recently issued a decision in Adobe Systems Inc. v. Hoops Enterprise LLC, denying an eBay reseller of copyrighted works the protections of the first sale doctrine


It’s all in the jeans: LA Idol Fashion barred from cloning competitors’ designs
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • November 11 2011

The makers of “Miss Me” and “Rock Revival” brand jeanswear recently secured a preliminary injunction against LA Idol Fashion by persuading a federal judge that the rear-pocket designs on some of LA Idol’s high-end jeans likely infringed upon their rights in their own pocket designs


“World of Warcraft” Creator Takes Battle to Court over Game’s Characters
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • December 29 2015

A federal judge in the Northern District of California recently dismissed a complaint in which video game producers claimed that characters from


Dolce & Gabbana in for no easy ride with Peter Fonda
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2013

The journey of Easy Rider is set to become less smooth. On July 16, 2013, Peter Fonda, co-star, co-producer, and co-writer of the iconic film, filed


Beastie Boys: (you gotta) fight for your right (to fair use!)
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • December 16 2013

The Beastie Boys don't play games when it comes to copyright infringement. The legendary hip hop band is waging an aggressive legal battle against a


Capitol Records v. Redigi: District Court finds first sale defense does not apply to re-sale of digital music downloads
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • April 19 2013

In Capitol Records, LLC v.ReDigi Inc., a case that has been closely watched in digital music and cloud computing circles, a district court in the