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“Who’s on First?” Routine in Broadway Play Strikes Out as Transformative Fair Use
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • November 29 2016

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit determined that a Broadway play's verbatim use of William "Bud" Abbott and Lou Costello's "Who's on


9th Circuit opens door to damages against retailers carrying infringing works
  • Thompson Coburn LLP
  • USA
  • November 29 2016

One of the attractions of copyright law is that copyright owners can recover substantial damages (which can go up to $150,000 in cases of willful


DOJ Appeals Decision Affecting Music Licensing
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • November 22 2016

Lost in the news of the election, on Nov. 11, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a notice of appeal from an adverse decision issued by Judge Louis


Challenge to “We Shall Overcome” Copyright Survives Motion to Dismiss
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • November 22 2016

In an opinion yesterday, Judge Cote granted in part and denied in part a motion to dismiss a case challenging the copyright to “We Shall Overcome,”


8th Wonder Entertainment, LLC v. Viacom International, Inc.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • November 22 2016

District court dismisses copyright infringement suit alleging creators of VH1 reality TV show "Love & Hip Hop" copied Plaintiffs' treatment for a


We Shall Overcome Foundation v. The Richmond Organization, Inc.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • November 21 2016

In dispute over whether civil rights Anthem “We Shall Overcome” is in public domain, district court refuses to dismiss copyright infringement claims


Is Demanding License Fees for a Free Image Against the Law?
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2016

Carol Highsmith is a nationally known photographer who famously donated photographs to the Library of Congress for free use by the public. When her


Dispute Over Cheerleader Uniforms Could Have a Chilling Effect on Cosplay
  • Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2016

Cosplay is a performance art in which participants wear, and often create, costumes representing characters from comic books, cartoons, games


Mean Girls v. The Right of Publicity: Lessons Learned From the Lohan and Gravano Lawsuits
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2016

On September 1, 2016, a New York appellate court ended two closely watched right of publicity lawsuits brought by Lindsay Lohan and Karen Gravano


When It Comes to the DMCA, a Red Flag Becomes Harder to Fly
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • November 14 2016

It is unlikely that when Stephanie Lenz posted a home video of her children dancing to Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy” on YouTube, she could have