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Copyright infringement in the world of celebrity blogging: X17, inc. v. Hollywood.com, LLC
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • December 14 2010

On November 5, 2010, X17, Inc., a paparazzi photo agency, filed suit against Hollywood.com, LLC, owner, operator, and publisher of a series of popular celebrity fan sites and blogs, including www.hollywood.com and www.worldofjustin.com (dedicated to all things Justin Timberlake


Ninth Circuit holds actor in minor role owns independent copyright in performance embodied in motion picture: Garcia v. Google
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • March 3 2014

In a case of first impression, the Ninth Circuit has issued a remarkable decision in which the majority holds that an individual actor's performance


Supreme Court says Aereo violates the Copyright Act
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2014

The US Supreme Court ruled last week that Aereo, an online video streaming service, violates the federal Copyright Act by performing copyrighted


Copyright owner is not flying high after Fourth Circuit’s decision in Baltimore Ravens ‘Fying B Logo’ case
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2014

Frederick E. Bouchat has once again alleged copyright infringement against the Baltimore Ravens and the National Football League (NFL) over the


Holy smokes Batman! Court finds Batmobile replicas infringe DC Comics’ copyrights
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • February 13 2013

On February 7, 2013, the US District Court for the Central District of California granted plaintiff DC Comics' motion for summary judgment in part


Alleged software piracy by overseas fashion firms gives rise to unfair competition claims in California
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2013

The California Attorney General recently filed two lawsuits in state court against Chinese and Indian apparel manufacturers, accusing the companies


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


Aereo lives to fight another day: Second Circuit upholds denial of preliminary injunction
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • April 11 2013

On April 1, 2013, the Second Circuit affirmed the decision of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York denying a group of


NFL and MLB urge Supreme Court to declare Aereo’s live broadcast transmission service illegal under the Copyright Act
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • December 9 2013

On October 11, a group of networks including Fox Television Stations, Inc., Univision Television Group, and American Broadcasting Companies, Inc


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