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Absent Nexus, Radio Station Play and Intermediaries Are Insufficient to Prove Access
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • October 26 2016

Addressing the standard for proving "access" to a copyrighted work, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant

"Work for Hire" Works for Third Parties in Copyright Dispute
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • October 25 2016

Do third parties have standing to raise the "work for hire" defense in a copyright ownership dispute? The Second Circuit says yes. On July 29, 2016

Shots of Cooking Burgers are Not Protectable Elements of Burger Commercials
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • October 21 2016

Culver Franchising Sys., Inc. v. Steak 'n Shake Inc., No. 16 C 72, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Aug. 5, 2016) (Feinerman, J.). Judge Feinerman granted

Advertising Law Snapshots Volume 1, Issue 17
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • October 20 2016

Court Hold’s “Stock Elements” of Beyoncé’s Lemonade Video Don’t Infringe Short Film

Electronic Frontier Foundation brings suit over anti-circumvention provisions in the DMCA
  • White & Case LLP
  • USA
  • October 17 2016

On July 21, 2016, the Electronic Frontier Foundation ("EFF") filed a complaint against various agencies and members of the U.S. government over

Second Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Copyright Infringement Suit Against Kanye West, Jay-Z and Others
  • Pryor Cashman LLP
  • USA
  • October 13 2016

In September 2015, Pryor Cashman successfully obtained a dismissal of a copyright infringement suit brought against clients

Kullberg v. Pure Flix Entertainment LLC
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2016

District court dismisses screenwriters’ copyright infringement suit against Christian film “God’s Not Dead” for lack of substantial similarity to

TCA TV Corp. v. McCollum
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • October 11 2016

Second Circuit rejects fair use defense in copyright action brought by Abbott and Costello heirs for use of comic duo’s “Who’s On First?” routine in

Supreme Court Review Could Impact How Copyright Holders Enforce Their Rights In Online Videos
  • Fay Sharpe LLP
  • USA
  • October 7 2016

When a parent captures his or her child doing something funny or remarkable on video, copyright law is probably not the first thing that crosses their

Not So Happy Together: Punitive Damages Claim Blocked by First Impression Bar
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • October 4 2016

In a case pitting the 1960s band The Turtles best known for the 1967 hit “Happy Together” against satellite radio, a federal court in California