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Kanye West ‘Waits’ to be sued amidst Taylor Swift ‘Famous’ controversy
  • Baldwins
  • New Zealand, USA
  • July 22 2016

Pop music superstar Kanye West's "Famous" music video may become even more so, if celebrities including Taylor Swift, Anna Wintour, Donald Trump or


Network interference - a legal guide to the commercial risks and rewards of the social media phenomenon
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • European Union, Global, United Kingdom, USA
  • April 22 2014

Social media is a revolution in the way in which corporations communicate with consumers. This White Paper will help you to maximise the huge


How the (Copyright Test) Was Won: Led Zeppelin Victorious in “Stairway to Heaven” Suit
  • Aird & Berlis LLP
  • USA
  • July 27 2016

Copyright cases have become increasingly high-profile within the music industry, recently reaching multimillion-dollar awards. On June 23rd, a jury


Burning Man Bus Not a Protected Work of Visual Art Under VARA
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • July 26 2016

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the judgment of a Nevada district court when it determined that the Visual Artists Rights Act


Avatar Wins Against Another Copyright Owner in an Unusual Manner
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • July 21 2016

A recent decision from the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, ended the hopes and dreams of a copyright owner from receiving a


Faulty Towers The Dining Experience - no laughing matter
  • Baldwins
  • New Zealand
  • July 22 2016

John Cleese is back in the limelight and not too pleased with live theatre show Faulty Towers, the Dining Experience which bears several similarities


DMCA Safe Harbor Protection Includes Pre-1972 Recordings
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • July 26 2016

Vacating a district court's decision, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit explained that the safe harbor provision of the Digital


Kirtsaeng II: Fees in Copyright Cases Depend on Reasonableness of Litigation Position
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • July 26 2016

Under 17 USC 505, a "court may . . . Award a reasonable attorney's fee to the prevailing party." However, when deciding whether to award


Soft Kitty, Same Kitty: The Big Bang Theory sued for copyright infringement Bazinga
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia, USA
  • March 17 2016

Over Christmas, the producers of The Big Bang Theory (amongst others) received a rather unwelcome gift - their now-famous Soft Kitty lullaby has


Using a DMCA takedown notice to assert a trademark claim may lead to section 512(f) liability
  • Fish & Richardson PC
  • USA
  • March 26 2014

In 2011, Jenni Alvies launched a blog at "crossfitmamas.blogspot.com" and created a "CrossFit Mamas" Facebook page, where she posted exercise