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Saved By Punctuation: James Woods Escapes Liability For A Question Mark

USA - February 12 2018 A federal judge in the Southern District of Ohio recently dismissed a case against actor James Woods over a tweet he posted during the 2016…

Andrew Dubin.

Did The Ninth Circuit’s “Blurred Lines” Ruling Just Quietly Move To Kill Off The So-Called Inverse Ratio Rule?

USA - July 13 2018 This week, on July 11, 2018, the Ninth Circuit issued an order which both denied a petition to rehear its “Blurred Lines” decision en banc, which…

Sarah L. Cronin.

Do not mess with Michael Jordan and his Right of Publicity

USA - August 26 2015 After Michael Jordan was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in September of 2009, Sports Illustrated ran a special issue to commemorate…

Andreas Becker.

Seltzer v. Green Day: the Ninth Circuit upholds the dismissal of copyright claims on summary judgment on “fair use” grounds

USA - August 8 2013 On August 7, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of the plaintiff's copyright…

Second Circuit affirms summary judgment in copyright infringement case arising from Hollywood action blockbuster The Expendables

USA - February 5 2014 On February 3, 2014, in Webb v. Stallone, No. 13-324-cv, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit filed its decision affirming the order of…