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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…

Lee S. Brenner.

Storytellers and Artists May Continue To Rejoice - Feud: Bette and Joan Is Fully Protected By The First Amendment

USA - March 29 2018 On March 26, 2018, the California Court of Appeal filed its opinion in De Havilland v. FX Networks, LLC concerning FX’s docudrama Feud: Bette and Joan…

Lee S. Brenner.

Ninth Circuit rules fair use must be considered before sending a takedown notice under the DMCA

USA - September 14 2015 In the closely-watched "dancing baby case," the Ninth Circuit ruled this morning that copyright owners must consider the fair use doctrine before…

Michael Jordan testifies he doesn’t do deals for less than $10 million: jury awards him $8.9 million in lawsuit over use of his likeness in ad for $2 coupon off steak

USA - August 28 2015 A jury awarded Michael Jordan $8.9 million this week after he testified he doesn't do deals for less than $10 million and he would never have done a…

Jay Z awarded attorneys’ fees after routing plaintiff in copyright lawsuit: now plaintiff has $253,409.99 problems for bringing an ‘objectively unreasonable’ copyright claim

USA - July 23 2015 On July 17, 2015, Judge Schofield sitting in the Southern District of New York awarded defendants Shawn Carter (a/k/a Jay Z), Roc-A-Fella Records and…